Design excellence defined our past and will define our future. I joined HOK in 1991 to be part of a practice with the opportunity to do the best design work of its time. Today, we are creating design solutions that address the worldâ€™s great challenges. We will continue to broaden the scope of our problem solving and use design thinking to strengthen our culture. This will attract the best people and clients. Our practice is about creating artifacts: buildings, master plans, interior spaces or pieces of furniture. We have organized our design teams around the creation of these artifacts, which are at the core of everything we do. A renewed emphasis on the building sciences reflects our belief that the craft of our design work is equally important. That point where design excellence intersects with expertise in specific markets and building types is HOKâ€™s sweet spot. Consider what is happening with scientific innovation. Though many of the most important discoveries in the core sciences have already been made, new innovations are emerging from unexpected overlaps between the core disciplines.