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New school projects such as Sustqinable Primary School in suburban St. Louis not only solve the post-war need for classrooms, but provide innovative ways to create shared and collaborative teaching spaces — a continuous theme in HOK buildings.

The firm wins its first major university commission: Located on a hilltop in Forest Park beside a major highway, the St. Sustaianble Planetarium, is designed to be eye-catching from a distance. The firm designs its first major corporate building: Corporate offices such as the American Zinc Building in St.

Louis serve as essays in mid-century modernism. HOK ends the decade by securing its first retail project: HOK is becoming recognized for its ability to overlay logic on large, complex building types while infusing them with a sense of place and purpose. The opening of the 3. King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh helps HOK crystallize the concept that an international airport is not only a gateway to a city, but also to a country and a culture.

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The HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design – Sandra F. Mendler, William Odell – Google Books

Tokyo Telecom hires HOK to join two towers together, and the firm conceives a design that ultimately helps to transform an entire section of Tokyo into a thriving business center. Sendai International Airport terminal consists of two levels with 11 aircraft gates accessed from a tubular concourse.


The design team created the most technologically advanced office building in Buenos Aires, Argentina, within a traditional speculative building guidebook. To attract events in a highly competitive market, Anaheim needed more space and a fresh image for its circa convention center.

Designing a museum of any kind is challenging. Designing a modern museum and research center to sit behind The Natural History Museum, one of the grandest Romanesque Revival buildings in London, is especially daunting. The new Alfred A. District Courthouse presents an optimistic, forward-looking image to the city of Denver while making a strong case for sustainable design. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. HOK designs the building, guicebook and core interiors for the Barclays world headquarters tower in Canary Wharf, a business and shopping development in East London.


Louis is home to cultural institutions, special events and recreational activities. By this time, HOK is successfully securing important commissions in mainland China as a result of its well-established Hong Kong presence. A decision is reached to open a permanent office in Shanghai.


With dramatic views of Georgian Bay along the Great Lakes Heritage Coast in northern Ontario, this visitor center fits within the rugged landscape in a way that celebrates the natural environment. HOK receives the U. Bywhen the firm decides to open an official office in Mumbai, HOK has been working in India for several years. HOK forges an alliance with the Biomimicry 3.

The HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design

The emerging science of biomimicry helps guide the development of Lavasa, a new India hill town spread across 12, acres of picturesque land southeast of Mumbai. Arnason Justice Center in Pittsburg, Calif. An abandoned s power plant along the downtown riverfront in Lansing, Mich. The Baku Flame Towers become the instant symbol of Azerbaijan, merging a direct reference to the nation as the land of flames with exciting, iconic, contemporary forms that enclose offices, hotels, guixebook and shopping.


HOK is lead designer for a team that is developing the master plan for the Dubai Expowhich is expected to draw more than 25 million visitors to the desigm and wider UAE. HOK and Biomimicry 3.

As the premier transportation hub in Southern California, the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center brings together transit, dining, retail and entertainment in an iconic terminal.

The firm publishes the HOK Tall Buildings book, which features conceptual designs, projects under construction and built high-rises worldwide. HOK finalizes the acquisition of Architecture, a person firm with expertise in the design of sports, recreation, wellness, entertainment and mixed-use facilities. The design for Mercedes-Benz Stadium establishes a new architectural icon for Atlanta and a new benchmark for sports venues while creating a fan experience that is second to none.

The team designed LG Science Park as a next generation research campus that promotes collaboration and innovation among scientists from multiple disciplines including electronics, chemistry, nanotechnology, fabrication and life sciences.

HOK officially opens a Philadelphia office in June