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17 December 2013

Ron Bateman Joins HOK’s Texas Practice as Director of Interior Design

Ron BatemanRon Bateman, AIA, has joined HOK’s Texas practice as vice president and director of interior design.

Bateman, an architect with more than 30 years of experience, will be based in Houston and guide the interior design for HOK’s projects in Texas.

Bateman joins HOK from Gensler’s Houston office, where he was a design director. He has designed more than three million square feet of interior space for all types of organizations. Past clients have included BP America, Destec Energy, Halliburton, Sanders Morris Harris Group and Norton Rose Fulbright. He has also led the design of projects for non-profit organizations including Legacy Community Health Services and the Alzheimer’s Association of South Texas.

“Ron’s highly collaborative approach to design and ability to listen to clients and respond to their needs has led to the creation of many award-winning spaces and long-term relationships,” said Jay Tatum, AIA, HOK’s Texas management principal. “He fits in perfectly with HOK’s client-focused culture and design approach.”

Bateman, a Houston native, is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Rice Design Alliance and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He received a bachelor of environmental design from Texas A&M University.

HOK’s interiors projects in Texas include design of FedEx’s office in Dallas; a strategic master plan and renovation design for Michaels’ headquarters in Irving; design of KDC Real Estate and Investments’ headquarters in Dallas; and ongoing projects in various locations for Insperity.