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We care about our clients and about making the world a better place.
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H O K SCIEN CE + T ECH N O LOGY
CREATE hok .com
HOK is a global provider of planning, design and delivery solutions for the built environment.
Since the firmâ€™s founding in 1955, HOK has developed into one of the worldâ€™s largest, most diverse and respected design practices. The firm employs more than 1,800 professionals linked across a global network of 25 offices on three continents. hok .com
COMPREHENSIVE PL ANNING AND DESIGN SERVICES
HOK helps clients with all their facility needs through the entire building life cycle, from strategic planning through design, delivery, and ongoing management.
Our professionals provide a range of integrated or stand-alone services including:
HOK’s ﬂexible work processes and
• Lighting Design
enable us to scale our services to work with small or large organizations.
Planning • Construction Services • Engineering
We’re organized to deliver expert service to clients through the integration of a tailored team of key specialists.
• Onsite Workplace Services • Sustainable Design
Management • Visual Communications • Consulting
CALGARY OTTAWA LONDON
ST. LOUIS DUBAI CHICAGO MUMBAI
WASHINGTON D.C. SEATTLE MIAMI DALLAS
EAN ALLIANCES HONG KONG
HOUSTON HO CHI MINH CITY SINGAPORE
SAN FRANCISCO TAMPA
HOK AROUND THE WORLD
expanding our capabilities in Europe and
Many of our clients are expanding around
across Asia. Today, about 700 HOK people
the world. These companies need global
– nearly one-third of our staff – reside in
solutions and local delivery.
ofﬁces outside the U.S.
Many years ago we recognized that serving
We shape our international ofﬁces into local
these clients requires having people on
practices, led and staffed by professionals
the ground in locations where companies
who speak the native language and who
need work environments. We are constantly
know the culture and customs.
WE CREATE ﬂexible research environments that are adaptable, easy to maintain, and function effortlessly.
OUR WORK has contributed signiﬁcantly to the evolution of the emerging new research workplace.
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN PRINCIPLES are integrated into every science and technology project.
HOK SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY
In response to the growing need to fully service the unique organizational and scientific challenges facing our clients in science and technology organizations, the HOK Science + Technology group was born.
This group of expert professionals brings innovative facility design to our most complex projects around the world.
S U S TA I N A B L E D E S I G N
CARE. hok .com
LEED PLATINUM Certification
S U S TA I N A B L E D E S I G N
HOK has become one of the worldâ€™s preeminent sustainable laboratory experts and many of our Science + Technology projects have received LEED Certification.
We have made the commitment to design facilities from the whole building perspective.
“ The building is very successful in achieving what we wanted and what it actually delivers. The elements that we had hoped for — a collaborative environment, interaction between research teams, views of laboratories from ofﬁces and other labs, access to daylight — are all there. This is one of the best designed labs that I have ever seen.” -Keld Sorensen, (former) Director Research and Development, Sigma-Aldrich
THOUGHT LE ADERSHIP
CONNECT hok .com
â€œClients come to HOK for extraordinary buildings that we design together. Together we create incredible buildings.â€?
Moving the design of science environments forward is a driving force of HOK.
Thought leadership â€” conveyed by speaking at and leading conferences/seminars, publishing articles, and collecting benchmark data on lab design, construction, costs and trends â€” enables HOK to show innovation and creativity with each new project. hok .com
As part of an intense focus on innovation and alternative energy research, many companies are reexamining traditional approaches to real estate and facilities. Thatâ€™s where HOK can help. Today, one of the largest portions of HOKâ€™s work is with energy corporations. These companies are large and small, fast-growing and stable, blue-chips and startups, global and local. What they share is a belief that innovative work environments can help their business succeed.
EXPERTISE We deliver the most successful facility environments for business. Our mission is to assist organizations in planning for and managing change by integrating people, information, land and buildings, technology and capital assets. Our clients can be assured they
H O K A N D T H E E N E R GY I N D U S T R Y
HOK and the Energy Industry For more than 45 years, HOK has been designing office, research, conference, industrial, manufacturing, and other facilities for major national and international energy clients.
H O K A N D T H E E N E R GY I N D U S T R Y
are receiving the most current
benchmarking database by
thinking and expertise available.
industry that allows users to have comparative information on HOK
FO C U S HOK has unparalleled experience in delivering projects for all aspects of the energy industry—serving the majors, the oil ﬁeld service companies, and the independents. Creating “client based” workplace solutions appropriate to the particular culture of each company type is a core competency within HOK. Our team brings an array of lessons learned to each assignment. EN ERGY I N D U S T RY B EN C H M A R K I N G
projects. This information offers our clients the following resource on their projects to: • Provide clients with intelligence and competitive advantage • Compare with others (standards) • Develop and understand Industry Best Practices • Archive important project data that may otherwise be lost • Decrease the learning curve on project start-up • Create a better understanding of a particular industry – trends • Have a point of reference
As a center of excellence for the Energy Industry, HOK manages
We can help energy corporations
a benchmarking database
make an informed decision that
that tracks qualitative and
optimizes the organization. Our
quantitative metrics on the energy
team leaders are experts in the
industry workplace. Additionally,
design of the energy workplace
HOK maintains a ﬁrm-wide
and understand the current trends hok .com
INDUSTRIAL + MANUFACTURING FACILITIES REGIONAL OFFICES
RESEARCH SEARCH + DEVELOPMENT FACILITIES
for exploration and production,
planning, architecture, engineering,
trading, support services, and
interior design, graphic design,
management within the energy
master planning, landscape
industry. Our goal is to help our
architecture, laboratory planning,
clients develop “best practices”
and program management for
that will help create comfort and
every type of corporate facility.
safety for its employees and higher
Our list can be expanded to meet
levels of employee satisfaction.
any corporation’s needs anywhere around the world.
SINGLE SOURCE SOLUTIONS Our goal is to serve as a single
design resource to energy
HOK strives to build long-term
corporations whether regionally
partnerships with clients who want
focused or operating on a national
to enhance the strategic value of
or global scale. Increasingly,
their facilities. We achieve these
companies want to work with ﬁrms
client relationships by responding
that can deliver integrated services
with innovative ideas and excellent
and serve as a “single source” for
professional service. We are
all their real estate and facility
experts in the global workplace,
and our breadth as a ﬁrm offers our clients industry leading talents,
We have grouped our services
skills, and service.
into multidisciplinary teams of corporate specialists that provide integrated or stand-alone strategic hok .com
Our expertise in the design of ofﬁce buildings is recognized throughout the world, and our comprehensive portfolio includes some of the most signiﬁcant high and mid-rise and campus style projects in the built environment. We strive to build long-term partnerships with clients and work in partnership with our to optimize their facilities assets. We achieve strong client relationships by responding with our high-quality work, innovative ideas and excellent professional service.
CHEVRON PHILLIPS HEADQUARTERS THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS • 200,000 SF LEFT TOP
SHELL OIL COMPANY WOODCREEK OFFICE BUILDING PHASES I AND II HOUSTON, TEXAS • 381,000 SF LEFT BOTTOM
CHICAGO BRIDGE & IRON HEADQUARTERS THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS • 140,000 SF MIDDLE
CAMERON HEADQUARTERS HOUSTON, TEXAS • 220,000 SF RIGHT TOP
EXXONMOBIL CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IRVING, TEXAS • 363,000 SF RIGHT BOTTOM
CORPORATE ENERGY ARCHITECTURE
As one of the largest interior design ﬁrms in the world, HOK has the resources to provide all services required for a wide range of project types and sizes. Our Interiors practice offers a creative, hands-on approach to projects. We do not have a predetermined “design style,” instead our mission is to develop design concepts that translate a client’s image and business goals into a reﬂective design that facilitates productivity, collaboration, innovation, and optimized occupancy costs—creating value for the organization.
CONFIDENTIAL ENERGY COMPANY GLOBAL LEARNING CENTER HOUSTON, TEXAS • 105,000 SF LEFT TOP
ROWAN COMPANIES HEADQUARTERS OFFICES HOUSTON, TEXAS • 10,600 SF LEFT BOTTOM
SHELL OIL COMPANY WOODCREEK OFFICE BUILDING PHASES I AND II HOUSTON, TEXAS • 381,000 SF MIDDLE
CHEVRONPHILLIPS ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING SWEENY, TEXAS • 56,000 SF RIGHT TOP
CONFIDENTIAL ENERGY COMPANY CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS PLANO, TEXAS • 250,000 SF RIGHT BOTTOM
CORPORATE ENERGY INTERIORS
HOK laboratory planners and architects bring a wide range of experience with academic, institutional, corporate, and government clients. HOK’s success in creating world-class environments for science stems from a design philosophy which starts with an inside-out approach. This approach begins with research and science goals which lead to the lab module, support and ofﬁce space. HOK is organized to deliver expert service to clients through the integration of a tailored team of key specialists.
WISCONSIN ENERGY INSTITUTE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY LABORATORY MADISON, WISCONSIN • 200,000 SF LEFT TOP
STANFORD RESEARCH INSTITUTE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY LABORATORY ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA • 40,000 SF LEFT BOTTOM
RICE UNIVERSITY KEITH-WIESS GEOLOGICAL LABORATORY HOUSTON, TEXAS • 25,600 SF MIDDLE TOP
CONFIDENTIAL ENERGY COMPANY TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHINA • 200,000 SF MIDDLE BOTTOM
SCHLUMBERGER PRODUCT CENTER SUGAR LAND, TEXAS • 192,000 SF RIGHT
SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH & DEVLELOPMENT
PROJECT P ORT FOLIO
INSPIRE. hok .com
5,500,000 sq. ft. SERVICES
Master Planning, Architectural Design, Laboratory Programming/Planning/Design, MEP Engineering, Structural Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Sustainable Design AWA R D S
2011 R&D Magazine â€œLab of the Yearâ€? 4 L E E D - N C P L AT I N U M
KING ABDULL AH UNIVERSIT Y OF SCIENCE A ND TECHNOLOGY (K AUST )
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
KAUST is a transformative new international graduate research universitythat brings together the world’s best minds around humanity’s most urgent scientific and technological challenges. Open to men and women from around the world, the university was conceived of by King Abdullah as part of an effort to quickly expand Saudi Arabia’s economy beyond fossil fuels. hok .com
KAUST was envisioned as an entirely new kind of research university, spurring innovation and creativity through a fundamentally different model of organizational structure. KAUST identiﬁed four strategic research thrusts and complementary interdisciplinary research centers that apply science and technology to problems of human need and social advancement. Research focuses on the following four thrusts: Energy, Water, Environment, Food and Agriculture. Research centers are developed to support the research thrusts and include: • KAUST Catalysis Center • Clean Combustion Research Center • Plant Stress Genomics Research Center • Solar and Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center • Center for Water Desalination and Reuse • KAUST Advanced Membranes
and Porous Materials Center • Red Sea Research Center The ﬂexibility of the universal lab neighborhood allows the co-location of a broad range of multidisciplinary labs with greatly varying environmental and technical requirements. In support of KAUST’s mission of environmental stewardship, HOK designed the campus to rigorous sustainability standards. The campus received a LEED Platinum certification; the largest LEED Platinum project in the world. KAUST is one of the world’s ﬁrst research universities to build an integrated economic development and technology commercialization program on one campus. Both the organization and the facilities are in place to rapidly take ideas from basic research through
KAUST labs for energy research are designed for flexibility, utilizing a “high hat” center section to accommodate semiscale up research activities
commercialization. hok .com
15,000 sq. ft. SERVICES
Architectural Design, Laboratory Programming/Planning/Design
CA LIFORNIA INSTIT U TE OF TECHNOLOGY K AV L I N A N O S C I E N C E I N S T I T U T E
HOK programmed, designed and developed centralized, multiuser laboratories for research in nanostructure synthesis, fabrication and characterization. The facility also incorporates a virtual conferencing facility, office space and collaborative interaction space into an existing building.
The primary goal of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute is to bring together research laboratories in order to encourage crossdisciplinary collaboration in the concentrated areas of nanobiotechnology and nanophotonics. HOK designed centralized multiuser laboratories in which to conduct research in nanostructure synthesis, fabrication and characterization. The facility accommodates multiple modalities of imaging including SEM, Cryo-SEM and STEM with special measures taken to control acoustics, vibration and The Kavli Nanoscience Institute brings together multiple research laboratories, encouraging cross-disciplinary collaboration across several areas.
electromagnetic interferences. The facility is based on a â€œMolecular Foundryâ€? concept. It includes many of the basic tools needed for both top-down and bottom-up nanotechnology explorations, as well as
CA LIFORNIA INSTIT U TE OF TECHNOLOGY
providing space for instrument development, characterization, imaging and some metrology operations. HOKâ€™s design supports research into the development of key enabling technologies that are dependent on finding new, more efficient materials for alternative energy. For instance, the creation of nanostructures that increase the surface area of lithium ions or even pure lithium (in a moisture and oxygen free environment) is one of the keys to the development of an electric car that drives 300 miles on a single charge. The laboratory includes Class 100 and Class 1,000 cleanroom space, special measures to control for vibration and environmental conditions, and MEP and HVAC systems designed to accommodate state-of-the-art equipment with specific shielding needs. hok .com
78,000 sq. ft. SERVICES
Facility Programming, Architectural Design
RESE ARCH TRIANGLE INSTITUTE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING BUILDING
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
HOK designed the new Science and Engineering Building for Research Triangle Institute (RTI), an independent research organization. RTI sought to reinforce its master plan by positioning this new building on its central mall and accommodating future phases in a more logical, additive manner. The facility houses clean energy research.
With research programs in energy technology, analytical chemistry and nanotechnology, the laboratories were built and equipped to the exact specifications of those disciplines. Primarily laboratory space (80 percent) including high-bay labs, the building consists of two wings, and was planned with future growth in mind. One wing is occupied by current programs, and the other will be outfitted as needed to accommodate new or expanded programs. The laboratories are highly modular, allowing them to grow The Science and Engineering Building at RTI facilitates scientists and engineers researching and developing solutions to energy-related problems.
and change with RTI’s research needs. Lab areas include: • Energy Technology Labs • Nanotechnology Lab • Exposure Analysis Research Lab • Microanalytical Science Labs • Electron Microscopy Labs • Analytical Chemistry Labs
RESE ARCH TRIANGLE INSTITUTE
RTIâ€™s Energy Researchers are scientists and engineers who conduct applied research and development to solve challenging energy-related problems faced by the power, chemical, and petroleum refining industries, as well as the transportation sector. They work with a variety of industry and government clients to develop technologies that seek to generate cleaner and more efficient sources of energy. HOKâ€™s design for the facility supports a special vibrationfree slab to accommodate a new environmental scanning electron microscope.
162,000 sq. ft.
Programming, Master Planning, Site Planning, Lab Planning/ Design, Architect of Record, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Sustainable Design
DANFORTH PL ANT SCIENCE CENTER ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR INSTITUTE FOR RENEWABLE FUELS
St. Louis, Missouri
With a major objective to create a research institute that would put St. Louis at the forefront of plant science discovery, six organizations in the St. Louis region formed a partnership and challenged HOK (with NGP) to create a highly-interactive flexible, sustainable, world-class plant science institute that includes the new Enterprise Rent-a-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels.
By providing research space to attract and retain the brightest talents, designers set a precedent that would allow for maximum collaboration, interaction and creativity. The three-story building includes facilities for conference and staff amenities, as well as greenhouses with a large headhouse with plant growth chambers and growth rooms. The open, flexible labs are placed in two, three-story blocks with a large atrium between. The lightfilled atrium holds balconies, lounges, meeting rooms and interactive space. Food service, dining, fitness center and a 300seat auditorium round out the The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is helping to put St. Louis at the forefront of plant science discovery in a flexible, sustainable and interactive Institute.
employee amenities. The Center has consistently been ranked as one of the top 10 research institutes to work in the world, according to Science magazine.
DONALD DANFORTH PL ANT SCIENCE CENTER
In February, 2007, Jack and Susan Taylor gave a $25 million gift to the Danforth Center to create the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels. The Institute has expanded the scientific expertise of the Danforth Center to speed up development of plant-based renewable biofuels. These fuels will decrease the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and reduce the current dependency on fossil fuels in future years. HOK was the Architect of Record for the plant science research facility, completed in 2001, and most recently provided design services for the laboratory fit-ups to support the new Center for Advanced Biofuels Systems (CABS). The CABS project is made possible by a recently awarded $15 million in grants from the US Department of Energy (DOE) in which the Plant Science Center was asked to be home to one of 46 new, multi-million dollar Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs). The EFRCs will pursue advanced scientific research on energy, including increasing the thermodynamic and kinetic efficiency for select plant and algal-based fuel production systems.
266,000 sq. ft.
Architectural Design, Laboratory Planning/ Programming/Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture
UNIVERSIT Y OF CHICAGO WILLIAM ECKHARDT RESE ARCH CENTER (WERC)
The University of Chicago selected HOK to design the new state-of-the-art WERC to house engineering-based research labs and support space for the University’s Physical Sciences Division’s applied and theoretical research programs. A series of “Enabling” projects will clear the way for the new facility through a series of phased, coordinated space and departmental moves. hok .com
Phase 1 of the new Center will be comprised of research, support and administrative facilities for Molecular Engineering; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Physics and Computer Sciences; and four physical sciences institutes including the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, the Computation Institute, the Enrico Fermi Institute and the James Franck Institute. In addition to the administrative and research spaces, the new facility will house 10,000 square feet of clean-room space and related support and core facilities including imaging, synthesis, SIMS, optical and other physical science laboratories. The new building will provide many advantages to both Argonne
UNIVERSIT Y OF CHICAGO
National Laboratory (ANL) and the University, including the ability to recruit outstanding scientists, colocate scientists within Argonnedefined space on campus, and enable Argonne to augment its own strategic interests in molecular engineering as well as their broader scientific agenda by gaining access to the University’s programs in physical, biomedical, and social sciences. Construction is scheduled to begin in fall 2010, with the entire project scheduled to be complete in spring 2014.
S U S TA I N A B L E S T R AT EG I E S
• Site habitat protection • Stormwater harvesting • Alternative transportation • Heat wheel energy recovery • Chilled beams
40,000 sq. ft. SERVICES
Architectural Design, Lab Design/ Planning/Programming
S TA N F O R D R E S E A R C H I N S T I T U T E ( S R I ) - F L O R I D A CENTER FOR OCE A N TECHNOLOGY
St. Petersburg Florida
HOKâ€™s design for this state of the art lab and research facility incorporates vernacular architecture and creates a positive image for SRI as well as the City of St. Petersburg. SRIâ€™s mission includes new wave-generated and algaebased energy technologies.
located in the City of St. Petersburgâ€™s port area adjacent to the wharf, the facility can support between 65-100 employees in a safe, efficient and tourfriendly environment. The site can accommodate a potential expansion of up to 100,000 square feet. A partnership of the city, Pinellas County and the state provided funding and land to build the new facility. A dilapidated and underutilized warehouse was demolished to accommodate the two-story facility. This research center plans a partnership with neighboring University of South Floridaâ€™s Center for Ocean Technology to
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develop and market products for port security and environmental science. Researchers can develop and test technologies such as the innovative buoy-mounted, wave-powered generator that can generate electricity directly from the motion of waves. Additionally, a research program for developing biofuel from micro-organisms in sea mud is planned. The new building includes laboratory space for developing advanced marine sensors and port security technologies, a stateof-the-art marine operations and deployment shop, and specialized classroom, meeting and office space to support training, conferences, and daily operations.
53,500 sq. ft.
U NI V ERSI T Y O F W YO MIN G E N E R G Y I N N O VAT I O N C E N T E R
HOKâ€™s design for the facility creates an environment similar to that found in the energy industry or national laboratories by blurring the boundaries of traditional academia; providing flexible labs and cutting-edge technologies such as real-time 3D-visualization. Sophisticated AV linking allows the University to leverage strategic campus and global partnerships with other institutions and industries.
105,000 sq. ft COMPLETION
WISCONSIN ENERGY INSTIT U TE
The first of its kind, WEI will be a world-class facility for multidisciplinary programs in alternative and bio-energy research. Adaptable laboratory facilities support training and outreach activities focused on creating economically viable and environmentally sustainable alternative energy resources, such as the conversion of plant biomass into cellulosic ethanol.
200,000 sq. ft.
Master Planning, P Laboratory Progra
E X XO N M O B I L CHEMICA L TECHNOLOGY CENTER
The Technology Center is designed to serve new product development and application research to support petrochemical growth in Asia; rapidly expanding ExxonMobilâ€™s manufacturing footprint. The facility includes lab modules with and without fume hoods, high-bay space, hazardous material storage and office/ administrative support space.