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

Ken Young AIA

Chief Information Officer

+1 415 356 8680


Ken Young

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 recognized by DesignIntelligence as a leading professional design practice admired for technology expertise for the past six years.

How does technology influence the design process?

“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.”

Source: DesignIntelligence



Architecture Is an Information-Based Business | DesignIntelligence


University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Architecture