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through sustainable strategies. New infrastructure

changing styles of working. We are exploring

and buildings are organized around parks, gardens

ways of humanizing the office through new types

and greenery to mitigate the effects of climate

of resource-efficient arrangements, allowing for


collaborative and individual work spaces.

Sensitivity to local climate and culture shapes our

Along with practical solutions, we include

design approach so that each project is appropriate

visionary designs created through international

to its context. A brick office building is seamlessly

competitions. Their innovative strategies include

woven into the historic fabric of London, while

an urban “carpet� of sustainable infrastructure in

bold towers, influenced by the shapes of Chinese

Houston and a cluster of spherical structures for a

ceramic vases, stand out on the Nanchang skyline

Chinese port office complex. While yet unrealized,

to mark its emerging business district. In Riyadh,

these urban and architectural proposals reflect

Saudi Arabia, a new residential community draws

imaginative possibilities that will influence our

on the region’s traditional urban patterns to

future built designs.

become the first project outside North America to achieve LEED for Homes certification.

The breadth of these projects illustrates the diversity of our work and productive

We have significantly expanded our opportunities

collaborations with our clients.

to design hotels and resorts through the recent addition of talented designers from a leading hospitality design firm, adding richness to a building type often associated more closely with repetition than risk-taking. As we move forward, this hospitality design expertise will benefit our healthcare environments by transforming them into more comfortable, attractive spaces. Our interior designs continue to benefit both public and private organizations in supporting

HOK Design Board

2014 HOK Design Annual  

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