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PREFACE

This year marks HOK’s 60th anniversary. George Hellmuth, Gyo Obata and George Kassabaum came from different backgrounds and perspectives. Yet our three founders shared a passion for designing exceptional spaces and places for people. They also had an ambitious vision for establishing a diverse, enduring design practice. During our first 20 years, between 1955 and 1975, HOK’s projects embodied our founders’ design philosophy of creating functional yet beautifully expressive buildings that respond to people’s needs. By the 1970s, our reputation for designing single buildings with refined concepts and robust details began leading to significant commissions involving large-scale planning, landscape architecture and interior design. Diversity remained a fundamental theme, with large and small projects designed and detailed in accordance with unique functional and client requirements. From 1976 to 1995, HOK expanded beyond the US to become an international design practice

2015 HOK Design Annual  

This book is dedicated to all of our wonderful clients over the past 60 years. Thank you for sharing your dreams and aspirations and for col...

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