Riccardo Mascia Is HOK’s New Managing Principal in Chicago
Riccardo Mascia, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has been named managing principal of HOK’s Chicago office. Mascia is responsible for the strategic direction and overall performance of the practice. He joins HOK’s leadership team in Chicago, which includes Peter Ruggiero, AIA, design principal, Dan Sullivan, AIA, marketing principal, and Lou Oswald, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, technical principal.
The Chicago native is relocating from Hong Kong, where he served as managing director of HOK’s Asia Pacific offices. Since joining HOK in 1995, Mascia also has held leadership and design positions in Mexico City, Madrid, San Francisco and Los Angeles. He was appointed to the firm’s board of directors in 2001 and to its executive committee in 2010.
“We are delighted that Riccardo wanted to come home to Chicago to grow such an important office in our firm,” said Bill Hellmuth, AIA, HOK’s president. “His experience leading planning and design teams in some of the world’s most dynamic markets will be invaluable to our clients.”
Mascia holds a Master of Architecture from UCLA’s Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Iowa State University of Science and Technology.
Current and recent projects for HOK’s Chicago office include the University of Chicago William Eckhardt Research Center; the Chicago Blackhawks’ Community Training Center; Indiana University Health’s development projects in Bloomington and Indianapolis; the Kentucky International Convention Center’s renovation in Louisville, Kentucky; support of LaGuardia Airport’s New Terminal B Project in New York; the Will Rogers World Airport Terminal Expansion in Oklahoma City; Advocate Good Shepherd’s Hospital Modernization Project in Barrington, Illinois; and The Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio.