HOK Named to Greater London Authority’s Architecture and Urbanism Panel
HOK’s London office is among a select group of design teams prequalified to assist in the planning and design of major public-realm projects in the U.K. capital over the next four years.
London’s Architecture and Urbanism Panel (ADUP) has reviewed more than 1,100 submissions for 14 areas of public-sector design work and has named HOK’s London office to the panel for two categories. HOK is among just a handful of firms preapproved to assist the Greater London Authority (GLA) on design initiatives in the category of “Smart City Strategies, Environmental Design and Sustainability” and to work with Transport for London (TfL) on “Over-Station Development and Transport Infrastructure (Housing).”
“As London continues to evolve, transport architecture and the communities it serves must adapt and improve as well. The TfL projects are an extraordinary opportunity for HOK to create successful and sustainable residential development around and above challenging urban transport interchanges,” noted Andrew McMullan, a vice president and senior project designer in HOK’s London office.
ADUP advises London’s public sector to ensure new building and design work conforms to the city’s standards for architecture, housing and urban design, including in and around the TfL estate. The initial ADUP panel operated from February 2014 to February 2018 and oversaw some 100 projects. The newly convened panel (ADUP 2) will operate into 2022 as part of the mayor’s Good Growth by Design initiative.
Chosen design teams must consider equality and diversity standards within their practice and within the project and be compliant with all EU procurement regulations. HOK’s London office employs dozens of designers whose specialties span architecture, planning, engineering, interiors and sustainability and whose work can be found in large-scale projects throughout the U.K., Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.