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


Managing Principal
HOK Board + Management Board Member
Texas + Florida

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Jay Tatum

Based in Houston, Jay Tatum, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is the managing principal for HOK’s Texas and Florida practices. In addition to providing strategic direction for this Gulf Coast region, he is responsible for ensuring exceptional client service and for leading the day-to-day operations of the firm’s Dallas, Houston and Tampa offices.

Jay has 28 years of experience as a project director, project manager and project architect for significant design projects.

He is a member of HOK’s board of directors and management board, as well as the advisory board for Texas Tech University’s College of Architecture. In addition, Jay serves on Houston-area boards and committees for organizations including Preservation Houston, the Greater Houston Partnership and the Boy Scouts of America.


Texas Tech University
Bachelor of Architecture