Paul Woolford, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, is the design principal for HOK’s San Francisco practice and a member of the firm’s design board.
Paul joined HOK in San Francisco in 1997. He spent two years mentoring under then HOK president Bill Valentine before moving east to direct design in the firm’s new Atlanta office. In 2006, he returned to the West Coast to lead the San Francisco studio.
“The work our people have done with Biomimicry 3.8, including creating the Genius of Biome report, deeply inspires me. We are looking at our natural environment and drawing from life’s principles to inform our design work. This is a phenomenal gift for our design studio. We have an opportunity to take this unique language that we share with Biomimicry 3.8 and create beautiful, resilient places.”
Building a Sustainable Research Future on Hallowed Ground | Laboratory Design
Biomimicry Inspires True Innovation | DesignIntelligence
2014 Design Firm of the Year | ENR California
Biomimicry for an Innovative Built Environment | Wired
Q+A: Paul Woolford | HOK News
High-Performance Office Building Design | You Tube
Bachelor of Architecture