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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

Laboratory of the Year in Central London
2017

Laboratory of the Year in Central London

The Francis Crick Institute, which opened the previous year in central London as one of Europe’s largest biomedical and translational research centers, was named R&D Magazine’s 2017 Laboratory of the Year.

Breaking with traditional governance and tenure structures, the Crick embodies a major paradigm shift for biomedical research in the global scientific community. Its researchers are free to follow their own instincts and direction, with no departments or tenure. Almost no idea is off limits, and there is only limited intellectual property. Discoveries are shared openly with the rest of the world. 

To promote this innovative approach, HOK’s design creates easily adaptable, multidisciplinary research environments. Concepts of visibility and collaboration are central to the design of the building, which can flex to meet its inhabitants’ continuously changing needs.