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5 January 2017

HOK’s Philadelphia Office Launches Futures Design Challenge


Philadelphia-area architecture and interior design students are invited to compete in the inaugural HOK Futures Design Challenge. Student registration begins Jan. 1 and closes Jan. 25 at 11:59 p.m. The competition kicks off on Jan. 25, 2017, in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

Two-person student teams will compete for internships and cash prizes in architecture and interior design. Finalists from each category will be selected to present their entries to local design and development professionals at an awards ceremony in HOK’s Philadelphia office on Feb. 21, 2017. Winners will be announced that evening.


Any 3rd, 4th or 5th year undergraduate and all graduate students currently enrolled and pursuing a degree in architecture or interior design at one of these participating Philadelphia-area design schools are eligible:

Art Institute of Philadelphia
Drexel University
Harcum College
Moore College of Art & Design
Penn State University
Philadelphia University
Temple University
University of Pennsylvania

Teams of two are encouraged, and both students must be pursuing the same major.

Students may partner with another student pursuing the same major at another participating university.


Jan. 25, 2017 Kickoff | HOK Office, One Logan Square, Suite 1510, Philadelphia, PA 19103 at 5:00 p.m.
Feb. 6, 2017 Online submission due
Feb. 10, 2017 Finalists announced
Feb. 21, 2017 Awards ceremony

Click on the registration button below to enter the design challenge.

Students will receive a link to download the submission details, project program and requirements on Jan. 25.



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More information: designfutures.challenge@hok.com