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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.

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Chris Fannin

Director of Planning
Design Board + Management Board Member

+852 3197 6102
chris.fannin@hok.com

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Chris Fannin

Senior Vice President Chris Fannin is the director of HOK’s Asia Pacific planning group and co-director of the firm’s global planning practice. He is a member of HOK’s design board and management board.

What is unique about working in Asia?

“There is an intellectual enrichment that comes from working all over Asia. We are able to extract ideas from one market or country and apply them to others. By working across such a spectrum of biomes, geographies and project types, we have inherent opportunities for the cross fertilization that leads to great innovation. Our team in Asia has people from 14 nationalities and we have a distinct knack for collaboration.”

How important is sustainability in Asia?

“Sustainable planning and design has an incredibly large, positive impact here because of the vast scale of the projects. We take this responsibility very seriously. HOK’s clients presume that the projects are sustainable – this is one reason they come to us. Nobody has to say to say the word.”

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Bingzhou New Town in Xiamen Preserves the Past to Build for the Future | South China Morning Post

Q+A: Chris Fannin | HOK News

EDUCATION

Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Master of Landscape Architecture

Rhode Island School of Design
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Bachelor of Fine Arts

Cornell University
Bachelor of Arts