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


Director of Hospitality
Marketing Board Member

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Julia Monk

Julia Monk, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, is a director of HOK’s Hospitality practice and is based in the firm’s Hong Kong office.

Julia was a founding partner with BBG-BBGM until the firm joined HOK in 2013. Under her leadership, BBG-BBGM developed into one of the world’s leading hospitality design firms. In 2010, Julia relocated from New York to Shanghai to focus on the market in Asia.

An award-winning designer and frequent speaker and panelist, Julia has spoken at the AIA National Convention. She teaches hotel design for Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design Executive Education program and is co-chair and founder of the AIA New York Architecture of Hospitality Committee.

What is key to understand how Chinese culture influences your work?

“Unlike the United States, China is all about group entitlement rather than individual entitlement. This affects many facets of life in China, including meeting procedures and decision making. In China, a decision can be made and implemented quickly. … That said, I find that every project—wherever it is in the world—takes a life of its own.”

Source: Contract


Mark Boekenheid and Julia Monk | Hospitality Design

Julia Monk on Design in China | Contract

The Future of Sustainable Hotel Design | Forbes

Shanghai Sojourn  | Hospitality Design

Julia Monk | Boutique Design


Ball State University
Bachelor of Architecture