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

Application Process + Tips


Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Apply

The first step is to visit our current openings page. Once you’ve identified an opportunity of interest, we invite you to submit your profile online. A member of our recruitment team will review your credentials against the requirements for that particular role. You will then be contacted regarding next steps.

Step 2: Assess

At HOK, we offer various options for two-way communication during the hiring process. Depending on the role, location and timeliness, we may initiate our dialogue with you by telephone or through an in-person interview. We recognize an interview should serve a mutual benefit and invite your questions.

Step 3: Offer

It’s decision time. Our team works equally hard to ensure the right hiring decision is made for you and HOK. Offers are extended from a member of our team.

Once you’ve accepted an offer at HOK, you will receive additional details about your on-boarding experience.

If you are not selected for a particular role after your interview, you will receive communication from a member of our team.


Tips for Applicants


  • Use your portfolio to help you tell your story and show your work.
  • Select best projects and best images – simple is better.
  • During an interview, save the best image for last – leaving it open during the conversation can leave a lasting impression.


  • Put contact information up front, where it is easy to find.
  • Consider adding volunteer activities in addition to work experience.
  • Include experience that demonstrates teamwork and organizational skills.


  • Prepare ahead of time – know what is in your portfolio.
  • Weave your strengths and aspirations into the conversation.