Ken Young, AIA, is HOK’s chief information officer. He is responsible for all aspects of HOK’s information technology, from the computers on every desk to the software that brings efficiency to clients and projects.
Under Ken’s guidance, HOK has been named DesignIntelligence’s #1 professional design practice admired for technology expertise for two years in a row.
“Analysis software lets us model complex building behavior, including daylighting, environmental performance, structural performance, pedestrian flow, code compliance, and other systems. Production of construction documents, once the primary deliverable, now becomes a report from the model. Increased accuracy and error checking before building in the field enhances the construction process. Workflows that deliver design information directly to fabrication create increased efficiency and provide savings of both time and money. Social media and videoconferencing connect us, shrinking time and space.”