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 WorkPlace
Marketing Board Member

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Kay Sargent

Kay Sargent, ASID, IIDA, CID, LEED AP, MCR.w, is a senior principal and director of HOK’s WorkPlace practice. Based in Washington, D.C., she leads diverse project teams that solve clients’ business and organizational challenges related to real estate business process, strategic planning, workplace strategy and change management.

With more than 30 years of experience, Kay is a recognized expert on workplace design and strategy issues. She has worked with several Fortune 500 companies to optimize their global real estate portfolios and create innovative work environments.

Kay is on the board of trustees for the ASID Foundation, on the leadership team of IFMA’s WE Workplace Evolutionaries, and on the advisory boards of Work Design Magazine, PaletteApp and Virginia Tech. She has served on the international boards of IIDA, ASID, NCQLP, IFI and NCIDQ, and is an active member of ASID, IIDA, CoreNet Global and IFMA. Kay has authored numerous articles and white papers, and has spoken about workplace design at CoreNet, IFMA and other industry events. CoreNet has honored her with the Luminary Award two times for being a top-rated speaker, and she was the top-rated presenter at Tradeline, Inc.’s Space Strategies 2015 conference.


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The Impact of Design on Workplace Attitudes | Work Design

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Global CRE Challenges and Opportunities | Work Design 


Virginia Commonwealth University
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design 

Parsons School of Design in New York
Environmental Design studies