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26 August 2014

HOK Names Ben Crawford Design Principal in Dallas

Ben CrawfordBen Crawford, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, a vice president at HOK with more than 20 years of architectural experience, has been named senior principal of design in the firm’s Dallas office. He has relocated to Dallas from HOK’s Houston office.

Crawford recently collaborated with Roger Soto, AIA, HOK’s regional director of design, to lead a team competing to provide conceptual design services for a proposed mixed-use development in Dallas. Hillwood selected HOK for the urban high-rise project from among several finalists. Crawford and Soto have previously worked together on projects including the 76-story, 1.98 million-sq.-ft. PIF Tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

“Ben has made significant contributions to some of our largest projects over the past several years,” said Jay Tatum, AIA, LEED AP, management principal of HOK’s Gulf Coast region. “He is a fantastic addition to our strong team in Dallas.”

Since joining HOK in 2006, Crawford has helped lead the design of projects including Shell’s 1.1 million-sq.-ft. Woodcreek Campus expansion; Harris Health System’s Smith Clinic in Houston; new office campuses in Midland, Texas, Salt Lake City, and Covington, La., for a major energy company; and a control facility for an industrial campus in Freeport, Texas.

“I am thrilled to embark on a new phase of my HOK career as a leader in Dallas,” said Crawford. “Our teams are working on many exciting projects for great clients.”

A member of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED accredited professional, Crawford earned his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Rice University.