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
Design Leaders

Peter Ruggiero AIA

Design Principal
HOK Board + Design Board Member

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Peter Ruggiero

Based in Chicago, Peter Ruggiero, AIA, is the design principal for HOK’s Chicago practice. He is a member of the firm’s design board.

Peter’s experience prior to joining HOK in 2011 includes mixed-use high-rise projects in China, Russia and the UAE. He is committed to the role architecture plays in cities and is passionate about 21st-century urban design.

A former adjunct professor at Columbia University, Peter is dedicated to education and strengthening the relationship between academia and professional design.

How can architects be leaders in addressing society’s challenges?

“It is fairly easy to design attractive buildings using a toolbox. But that isn’t enough. To create work of real merit, our solutions must have an embedded intelligence. Rather than responding to preconceived notions about what looks good and works, a solution should solve unique challenges. If we do this, the value will be intrinsically embedded in the building’s DNA. This is where smart, timeless, great design lives.”


AIA Roundtable: the Future Architectural Practice | Architectural Review

Obama Presidential Library Bid | HOK News

Q+A: Peter Ruggiero, AIA | HOK News


Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Master of Architecture and Urban Design

New York Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Architecture