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1,600 people in 24 cities living 4 values for 1 goal:
To use design to help our clients succeed.

We create exceptional environments that meet our clients' most complex design challenges.

We inspire people through our work by expressing timeless cultural, organizational and personal values.

We connect people and place with ideas that come from many minds and imaginations.

We care about serving our clients, enriching lives, improving communities and protecting our natural environment through design.

We are a global architecture, design, engineering and planning firm.

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60+ Years of Design + Innovation
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60+ Years of Design + Innovation

buildingSMART Adopted
2009

buildingSMART Adopted

Eight years after implementing building information modeling (BIM), HOK holds an internal “BIM Day” and changes all references of CAD (Computer-Aided Drafting) to BIM.

Soon after, HOK introduces concepts including “BIM Certified” and adopts a more holistic approach to BIM known in the profession as “buildingSMART.” 

HOK uses buildingSMART principles to leverage 3D modeling, concurrent analysis and integrated project delivery practices to enable design teams to work faster and smarter. This approach adds value across all phases of design, construction and occupancy.

The firm engages in industry efforts such as IFC (OpenBIM standards), COBie and the LOD Specification.

Image: Baku Flame Towers