HOK Names Mark Streetz Managing Principal in Dubai
Architect Mark Streetz has joined HOK as the managing principal in Dubai.
Mark Streetz is an architect with 38 years of experience in design, planning, architecture and project management. He previously held leadership positions at several high-profile architecture and engineering firms in the United States and United Arab Emirates.
Daniel Hajjar, who helped establish HOK’s office in Dubai in 2000, has moved to a new role as managing principal in the firm’s London office. He continues to provide support for HOK’s clients and operations in Dubai and across the Middle East.
“Mark is a proven leader in the design profession who is the ideal person to continue building our highly successful practice in the Middle East,” said Hajjar.
“We are committed to ensuring that HOK’s Dubai office continues to thrive and to work with the region’s best clients,” said Streetz. “I’m thrilled to collaborate with such wonderful clients and talented teams.”
Streetz holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from the University of Illinois.
HOK’s current and recent projects in the Middle East include the Hamad International Airport Passenger Terminal Complex in Doha; the Marina Mall in Doha; The Change Initiative sustainable retail prototype store in Dubai; the Rosewood Abu Dhabi hotel; and two of the largest high-rises currently under construction in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region: the 74-story Abu Dhabi National Oil Company headquarters in Abu Dhabi and the 76-story Capital Market Authority Tower in Riyadh. HOK’s Dubai and London offices are collaborating with Arup on the design of the Dubai Expo 2020 host venue. HOK was the lead designer for the team that developed the master plan for Dubai Expo 2020, which is expected to draw more than 25 million visitors to the United Arab Emirates.