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HOK Office


St. Louis, Missouri, USA

HOK renewed its commitment to downtown

On the first floor, a 4,500-sq.-ft. double-

to reduce the projected energy consumption.

St. Louis by moving its office to the first and

high community space with an attached

A bike sharing program; locker rooms and bike

second floors of the 10 South Broadway

2,800-sq.-ft. outdoor terrace acts as a living

storage; and use of local, recycled, renewable

building, located between Busch Stadium

room to the city. Linked to the studio floor by a

and low-emitting interior materials contribute

Annual LPD: 0.66 W / sf

and the Gateway Arch grounds. Originally

grand staircase and used for formal meetings,

to the healthy workspace.

43% below ASHRAE 2010

designed by HOK, 10 South Broadway opened

casual collaboration, community forums,

in 1971 as the Equitable Building.

parties and professional events, this dramatic

Completion: 2015

space engages employees and creates a

â—„ collaboration space

The new studio environment is a showcase

strong connection to the community. Power

for the workplace of the future, with a

and Wi-Fi service extend to the terrace, where

combination of collaborative and personal

trees on mobile casters provide shade for

work areas.

those who wish to work, meet or eat outside.

Bench seating and touchdown stations

Sustainable design strategies have

encourage collaboration and provide flexibility

transformed the space within this vintage

for staff. The new workplace includes design

building, enabling the team to pursue the

labs, state-of-the-art video conferencing and

St. Louis area’s first LEED v4 Commercial

virtual collaboration rooms, private huddle

Interiors (CI) Gold certification. Skylights

rooms, glass-walled conference rooms and an

and an open office layout draw natural light

architectural model shop. Smart boards, pinup

deep into the floor plate. Daylight harvesting,

panels and mobile marker boards facilitate the

occupant-controlled lighting, a digital

exchange of ideas.

dimming interface and LED lighting combine

2016 design annual

32,000 sq. ft. / 2,970 sq. m.

2016 HOK Design Annual  

HOK’s 2016 Design Annual highlights projects ranging in scale from community gardens to supertall buildings.

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