This same type of cross-fertilization leads to architectural innovation. Our arena projects in Barcelona and Edmonton, both featured in this book, have brought together brilliant designers with different areas of expertise to create venues that will spark the development of vibrant mixeduse districts. When design teams approach our clientsâ€™ challenges from different perspectives, true innovation begins to emerge. This 2016 Design Annual features projects ranging in scale from community gardens to supertall buildings. What these projects have in common is that they are special places that will make significant contributions to their communities. They represent a fusion of design and purpose. They have meaning. I am proud of the HOK people whose hands shaped these projects and grateful to our visionary clients.
Bill Hellmuth, AIA President + CEO