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Tim O’Connell AIA, LEED® AP

Director of Science + Technology



Tim O’Connell

Tim O’Connell, AIA, LEED AP, is a director of HOK’s Science + Technology practice.

Based in Washington, D.C., he has more than 20 years of architectural experience with extensive knowledge in lab planning and programming for highly complex projects. 

Tim has served as lab planner, lab architect, project manager and project architect on numerous Science + Technology projects, including the DC Consolidated Forensic Laboratory Facility, a LEED Platinum building that won the R&D Lab of the Year Special Mention Award for Collaborative Science.

In his design leadership roles, Tim has gained the unique ability to ensure communication and collaboration among diverse project teams, particularly when it comes to planning and programming, program development, the design and production of contract documents, and construction administration.

Tim frequently speaks on the topics of research facilities and scientific workplaces and has been published on the subjects of sustainable design and lab design.