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30 August 2017

Eric Mersmann Named Director of Interiors for HOK’s St. Louis Practice

Designer brings nearly 25 years of experience ranging from project management to business development.

Eric J. Mersmann, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, has joined HOK as director of interiors for the St. Louis studio. Mersmann returns to his hometown of St. Louis after spending the past two decades practicing architecture and design in Chicago.

Most recently Mersmann served as an associate principal at Perkins+Will and as a senior interior project manager for the firm’s Chicago office, where he led engagements on numerous corporate headquarters projects including Bridgestone Americas in Nashville.

“We’re thrilled to have Eric back in St. Louis and a key member of our HOK team,” said Lance Cage, managing principal of HOK’s St. Louis studio. “Eric arrives with an impressive portfolio and the leadership and relationship skills to make a real difference for our clients and our practice.”

“After 21 years in Chicago I’m happy to return to St. Louis, where I have family, friends and many fond memories,” said Mersmann. “I’m excited to join HOK, whose work I’ve admired since I was young.”

Mersmann joins HOK at a time of robust growth for the firm’s St. Louis practice, with the St. Louis Business Journal recently ranking it as both the region’s largest interior design firm and largest architecture studio. Mersmann takes over the interiors practice from Margaret McDonald, who recently transitioned to a new role as one of four principals in charge of HOK’s St. Louis office.

Projects Mersmann’s interiors team is currently working on include the Microsoft Technology Center, Clayton on the Park and the BJC HealthCare Washington University Medical Campus Renewal project.

“The team here in St. Louis is strong and talented,” said Mersmann. “I look forward to the new heights we can reach together.”