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
Regional Leaders, Firm-Wide

Riccardo Mascia AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Managing Principal
Executive Committee + HOK Board + Marketing Board Member

Riccardo Mascia

Riccardo Mascia, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is responsible for the strategic direction, operations and overall performance of HOK’s Chicago practice.

Riccardo leads a collaborative practice that plans, designs and delivers the highest quality projects for clients. As an architect, he promotes a holistic design approach ensuring that interdisciplinary design thinking and innovation are part of every project.

Since joining HOK in 1995, Riccardo has held positions of increasing responsibility, leading to his appointment to the firm’s board of directors in 2001 and to its executive committee in 2010. His design and leadership positions in Mexico City, Madrid, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Chicago have enabled him to amass a wide range of experiences in the world’s most dynamic markets.

Is there a philosophy that guides your work?

“I believe we need to question convention and build on the seed of a good idea to transform it into a truly exceptional idea. The key is to then be relentless in pursuing the idea’s implementation. That’s what I strive to do every day.” 


Riccardo Mascia Is New Managing Principal in Chicago | HOK News

Domus China Profiles HOK in Asia Pacific | HOK News

High Building Costs Not Due to Design Fees | South China Morning Post

Riccardo Mascia Discusses HOK in Asia | Archcy.com

Opening a New Office: A Case for Restraint | DesignIntelligence

The Future of Office Design | Classified Post Hong Kong


UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning
Master of Architecture

Iowa State University of Science and Technology
Bachelor of Arts, Architecture