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
Design Leaders

Gordon Stratford MRAIC, LEED® AP BD+C

Design Principal
Design Board Member

Gordon Stratford

Gordon Stratford, MRAIC, LEED AP BD+C, is senior vice president and design principal for HOK’s Canadian practice and a member of the firm’s design board.

Based in Toronto, Gordon leads highly collaborative, multidisciplinary planning and design teams on projects in Canada and worldwide.

Why are you a designer?

“I’m a designer because I love learning about people’s needs and creating something physical that will help meet their needs. Everybody has dreams about what they want a building or space to do. I enjoy taking those dreams and, through the design process, actually turning them into something physical.”


New Rules for Sustainable Development in Toronto | HOK Thought Leadership

City of Toronto’s Design Review Panel Tackles New Development | UrbanToronto

Sustainable Architecture Used to Green Buildings | Canadian Geographic

Chaos in Urbanism - Harnessing Uncertainty for Successful Cities | Meeting of the Minds Webinar


McGill University
Bachelor of Architecture

University of Waterloo
Bachelor of Environmental Studies