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HOK OVERVIEW

HOK is a global provider of design services

current problem solving techniques and

for the built environment. We manage the

appropriate building methods and materials,

planning, design, and construction process

enables HOK to meet any challenge in

for all types of projects in every part of the

architectural design, interior design and

world. Industry surveys consistently rank

planning. The most important factor in

HOK among the world’s leading design firms.

the success of HOK has been its ability to manage the total planning, design and

FIRM HISTORY

construction process for projects of any size

HOK was incorporated in 1955 by three

or scope, and to deliver projects on time and

principals with a staff of 26 employees. The

within budget.

firm’s current staff of 1500 in 24 offices around the world includes architects, interior

H O K TEXAS H I S T O R Y

designers, programmers, facility/real estate

In Texas, our practice is diverse, frequently

strategists, and graphic specialists.

published, and client centered. We have a strong multi-disciplinary practice that includes

HOK has been recognized as one of the most

interior design, base building architecture

respected and best managed firms in the

and strategic facilities planning. Our staff of

industry. Contract Magazine ranks HOK as

210 is divided by practice areas, with client-

one of the most respected firms in the nation

dedicated teams serving each project.

and Interior Design includes HOK as one of the top “Interior Design Giants” in the world.

The Texas office of HOK opened in 1958,

This international distinction has helped us

and has experienced steady growth through

build a dynamic professional team which

working with remarkable clients who demand

offers our clients unmatched resources.

the best in creative solutions and innovative thinking. We are pioneers in new office

Our commitment to design excellence,

environments that are tailored to specific

coupled with our complete familiarity with

client requirements and evolving functions.

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Our distinguished interiors practice clientele

INTERIOR SERVICES

includes Time, Inc., BMW, Deloitte, Starwood

HOK Interiors offers a complete range of

Hotels & Resorts, Ann Taylor, Blue Sky

services in the planning and design of interior

Studios, DLA Piper, LG Electronics, Burson

space, including:

Marstellar, Meredith Publishing, American Express, Canon USA, and Avon Products

Facility Programming

Inc. to name a few. We take pride in these

Strategic Facility Planning

Facility Analysis

Work Process Studies

Facility Management Consulting

Feasibility Studies

Alternative Officing Studies

Interior Design

Programming

Building Evaluations/ Test Fits

long term relationships and the unique opportunities presented by each client’s design challenge. INDUSTRY R ANKINGS

#3 Interior Design Practice, Interior Design, Top 100 Giants, January 2013 #2 Office Architects, Building Design + Construction, GIANTS 300, July 2012

Space Planning

#1 International Design Firm, Engineering

Prototype Design

News-Record, July 2012

Workstation Design

Lighting and Fixture Design

Construction, GIANTS 300, July 2012

Sustainable Design

#1 Architectural/Engineering Firm,

Furniture Specification

Artwork Programs

Lead Green Design Firm, Building Design +

Architectural Record, June 2012

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Brand Integration

#2 in Office Design, Interior Design, Top 100

Lease Consultation

Giants, January 2013

Signage/ Graphic Design


Cost Analysis

We do not have a predetermined “design

Custom Furniture Design

style,” instead our mission is to develop

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

design concepts that translate a client’s

Facilities Management (CAFM)

image and business goals into a reflective

Change Management

We offer these services individually or comprehensively, as required by the client. Typical projects include the five phases of design — Programming, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents and Construction Administration.

design vocabulary, productivity, better teamwork, optimized occupancy costs and greater flexibility. We provide all types of interiors solutions, from developing workplace standards to inplace renovations and full scope corporate headquarters projects. HOK’s design of work environments always:

A PPROACH TO INTERIOR DESIGN

Supports organizational change

As designers, we have a remarkable

Enhances collaboration and creativity

Reduces occupancy costs

Reflects a company’s brand and culture

Promotes recruitment and retention

for our clients and their communities. We

Accommodates new ways of working

recognize that good design is an investment,

Integrates sustainability 4

opportunity, moreover, a responsibility to help make the world a better, more humane place to live. At HOK, our goal continues to be to create the best possible environments

a way to help organizations meet their objectives. A well-designed workplace can

Our multidisciplinary team approach enables

improve the communication flow and help

us to develop facilities that are appropriate,

organizations attract and retain its most

effective, and aesthetically distinctive,

important resource — it’s people.

resulting in a winning solution for our clients.

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SELEC T CLIENT LIST

Credit Suisse

Aegis Media

Deloitte

Aflac

Delta Air Lines Crown Room

American Express

DLA Piper

Ann Taylor

Discover

Arnold & Porter LLP

Dow Jones Interactive/Work.com

AT Kearney

Endurance Reinsurance

AT&T

Fortis Property Group

Avon Products, Inc.

Gap Inc.

Barclays Capitol Americas

GE Capital

BBVA

George Comfort & Sons

Bloomberg

GlacĂŠau

Blue Sky Studios

GTE Training Center

BMW

Gunderson Dettmer LLP

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Guy Carpenter

British Consulate

HarperCollins Publishers

Brooklyn Philharmonic

Heyman Properties

Brother International

Hilb, Rogal & Hamilton

Burson Marsteller

Hoffmann-La Roche

Canon USA

Horizon BCBSNJ

Capgemini

HotJobs

CBS

IBM

China Life Insurance

John Wiley & Sons

Cisco New York

JPMorgan Chase

Colgate-Palmolive

JWT

Computer Associates

King Abdullah University of Science


and Technology (KAUST)

Prudential Insurance

Lehmann Brothers

Radio City Music Hall

Leslie Fay

Roundarch Isobar

Lifetime Television

Russell Investments

LG North America

SEIU Fund

Manulife

Showtime

Marsh & McLennan Companies

Singapore Chancery

MasterCard International

Société Générale

McGraw-Hill

Sony Electronics

MEC (formerly Mediaedge:cia)

Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Merck

Strategies for Wealth

Meredith Corporation

Sun Microsystems

Merrill Lynch

theLab

Metropolitan Center

Time Inc.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

TitleVest

Mindshare

TV Guide

MTV Networks

Viacom International

Nina Footwear

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Nortel Networks

Volvo

Ogilvy & Mather

Warnaco Group

Paine Public Relations

White & Case LLP

Parsons US

Winrock

PepsiCo

WPP

Pfizer

Yahoo!

Philips Electronics

Yeshiva University

Plaza Construction

Zurich Global

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S U S TA I N A B I L I T Y

C O M M I T M E N T T O S U S TA I N A B I L I T Y

These resources served as the foundation for

By developing solutions to enhance aesthetic

The HOK Guidebook for Sustainable Design,

goals while limiting resource consumption,

widely recognized as one of the design

improving building performance and

profession’s seminal textbooks.

promoting occupant health and productivity, HOK is leading the way to an increasingly

TA N G I B L E R E S U LT S

sustainable future.

HOK has convincingly demonstrated that “green” projects can be delivered without

U N M AT C H E D E X P E R T I S E

compromising budget constraints, aesthetic

In the early ‘90s, HOK chose to build

goals or building performance. Our built

sustainable design into all practice areas,

projects include office buildings, hospitals,

service offerings and regional offices rather

laboratories, corporate campuses, airports,

than creating a separate specialty group. Our

museums, schools and master-planned

commitment emanates from every level of the

communities throughout the world. HOK

organization — from Chairman Bill Valentine,

currently has 148 LEED-certified projects, 10

to Integrated Design Director Gerry Faubert,

BREEAM-certified projects, 4 Green Mark-

to a network of “Sustainable Managers” in

certified projects and 1 Green Globes project.

each regional office and practice area. INDUSTRY RECOGNITION

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More than 750 HOK employees have become

HOK’s expertise and leadership have

Leadership in Energy and Environmental

been acknowledged through awards

Design® (LEED)-accredited through the US

and recognition from leading industry

Green Building Council (USGBC).

organizations, including:

Long before the creation of the LEED green

For the second consecutive year, HOK

building rating system, HOK developed

ranked #1 on Engineering News-

sustainability checklists by phase and topic.

Record’s “Top 100 Green Design Firms.”


HOK ranked #3 in the inaugural “Architect

For six consecutive years, HOK designs were selected for the “Top 10 Green

magazine, based on sustainability,

Projects list” by the American Institute of

design excellence and profitability.

Architects Committee on the Environment.

HOK’s 15-year commitment and

HOK is the only design firm to earn the

contributions to the green building

“Designing a Sustainable and Secure

movement were honored by the US Green

World” award from Global Green USA,

Building Council with the “Organizational

the US affiliate of Mikhail Gorbachev’s

Excellence” award at the 2006 USGBC

worldwide environmental organization

Leadership Awards program.

Green Cross International.

HOK earned the prestigious 2006 Sustainable Design Leadership Award, presented by CoreNet Global, International Interior Design Association, and American Institute of Architects Committees on the

H O K AWA R D S

#1 “Top 100 Green Design Firms,” ENR “Top Ten Green Projects,” including KAUST. Eight AIA Committee on the Environment

Environment and Interior Architecture.

#1 “Most Influential Green Design Firm,”

The firm was previously honored with

Design Intelligence survey

a “Special Commendation” by this international awards program in 2003. •

100” list published by Architect

The HOK Guidebook for Sustainable Design was named 2005 Best

HOK “Organizational Excellence Award,” US Green Building Council Leadership Awards Program

Sustainable Practice Winner in the

“Sustainable Design Leadership Award,”

category of Educational Initiatives by

Design Firm Winner. Presented by the AIA

the Sustainable Buildings Industry

committees on the Environment and Interior

Council (SBIC).

Architecture, CoreNet Global and the IIDA

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INSUR ANCE EXPERIENCE

The insurance industry is facing change on an

• Build flexibility and agility into space.

unprecedented scale. As the industry moves

• Create facilities and work environments

forward, insurance companies must seek ways to improve profitability, develop strategies to do more with less and manage change while also balancing the demands of regulatory changes. HOK can help insurance companies strategically re-assess and phase real estate and facility investments to navigate through today’s turbulent market conditions and align business

that support an organization’s culture and reinforce your company’s brand. • Implement sustainable design and workplace strategies that benefit employees, the environment and the bottom line. • Use the workplace to attract and keep the best people.

goals with innovative workplace solutions.

• Decide which amenities to provide for

HOK is working with corporate real estate

• Take advantage of new technologies to

and facilities professionals in the insurance industry companies to: • Develop strategic occupancy plans. • Streamline portfolios, do more with less

employees. enhance the work environment. • Identify planning scenarios to prepare for mergers and acquisitions and then, postmerger, strategically use facilities to blend the two cultures.

and use existing space more effectively. • Reduce workplace costs while keeping employees happy and productive. • Take advantage of technology-enabled

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HOK has planned and designed projects for many of the world’s leading insurance companies. All our new clients benefit from

work “anywhere-anytime” mobility to offer

the knowledge HOK’s people have gained

the best combination of alternative work

working with the industry’s best companies

options.

for nearly three decades.


HOK INSURANCE CLIENTS

General American

Accident Fund

Great Republic Insurance

Aetna

Hartford Financial Services

Aflac

HealthLink Insurance

AIG

Horizon BCBSNJ

AJ Gallagher

i-Benefits Ultralink

Allianz

ING

Allstate

Integro

Amplico

Lincoln National

Automobile Club of So. CA

Marsh & McLennan

Aviva

National Health Insurance

Beech Street

Pacific Mutual

Benefit Panel Services

Progressive Insurance

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Provident Life

Canada Life

Prudential

CAP-MPT+

Royal & Sun Alliance

Centene

Safeco

China Life Insurance

State Farm

Chubb de Mexico

Sun Life Financial

Citicorp Global Insurance

Towers Perrin

CNA Financial

Transamerica

Commonwealth Life Insurance

UNUM

Continental Group

USAA

Endurance Specialty Holdings

Wellmark

Equitable Life Insurance

WellPoint

FCCI Mutual Insurance

Zurich

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