HOKPosted: June 17, 2012
Founded in 1955 by George Hellmuth, Gyo Obata and George Kassabaum, HOK today employs 1700 people in 25 offices across three continents. With their focus being delivering exceptional design solutions through innovation, collaboration and environmental stewardship. HOK’s green credentials are not mere marketing – they’re part of their core values adopted in the 1990s and an integral part of the practice’s operations.
It was during the 90s that the firm’s reputation as a prominent architectural and engineering practice was cemented with their defining project being the home of the Baltimore Orioles, Oriole Park. After the success of this project the following decade saw the firm design several new sporting stadiums.
The firm grew quickly and by the beginning of the 21st Century it was ranked as the largest U.S base architectural firm and the second largest in the world. Today the firm has offices located in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. HOK services include design, engineering, interior design, program management, and planning. Among the firm’s most well known projects are Washington, D.C.’s National Air and Space Museum, Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California.
HOK not only designs and produces some of the largest and most prestigious buildings of our era it produces some of the greenest. This is a large, very successful company with a soul. They do good work.