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.

60+ Years of Design + Innovation
Regional Leaders

Chris DeVolder AIA, LEED® AP, WELL AP

Managing Principal
Management + Marketing Board Member
Kansas City

+1 816 472 2040


Chris DeVolder

Chris DeVolder, AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP, is the managing principal of HOK’s Kansas City office and a member of our management and marketing boards. He has more than two decades of experience collaborating with clients and project teams to pursue design and technical excellence.

As the sustainable design leader for our Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice and co-chair of both the Green Sports Alliance Corporate Membership Network Steering Committee and the USGBC National LEED User Group for sports venue development, Chris has helped advance the way our profession approaches the programming, design, construction and operations of sports venues.

Chris is a frequent speaker and author and active with industry and philanthropic orgainzations including the Green Sports Alliance, USGBC and ArtsKC. He is a fellow and lecturer at Presidio Graduate School’s MBA course on sports and sustainability and is a graduate of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Centurions Leadership Program.