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

Christina Hart ASID, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C

Director of Hospitality

+1 212 888 7667


Christina Hart

Based in New York, award-winning designer and hospitality director Christina Hart, ASID, IIIDA, LEED AP ID+C, joined HOK in 2013 after 24 years with BBG-BBGM. She has led the design of many four- and five-star hotel and resort projects in the US and around the world.

Christina has unique experience in the design of signature restaurants, premier spa venues and other specialized areas within the hospitality environment.

Where do you find joy in design?

“For me it is the excitement of creating something from absolutely nothing. It gets more and more exciting as every detail becomes real and starts to speak and trigger emotions from the people who will live, love, and laugh in areas of our designs. I also find that materials are inspirations in themselves, as oftentimes a piece of fabric or stone sample will generate ideas for new uses, and hence a whole space can be derived from just that smallest detail.”

Source: Interiors & Sources


Telling Stories with Lighting Design | Hotel Executive

Christina Hart: Modern Comfort | SNAP

Eight Trends Sparking the Hospitality Sector | BD+C

Architizer Asks: What’s Your Favorite Bath Product? | Architizer

Corner Suites Take Center Stage at Mandarin Oriental | Boutique Design

Bedding & Linens: Tips and Trends | Hotel Business

Best Practitioners: Six Designers Share Their Go-To Products | Architect’s Newspaper

HOK Renovates New York Palace | Interior Design

Suite 5000 At The Mandarin Oriental Hotel | Forbes.com

Check-in With Christina Hart | Sleeper Magazine

Christina Hart Shares Insights on Future Trends | Boutique Design


Cornell University
Bachelor of Science,
Design & Environmental Analysis