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

60+ Years of Design + Innovation

Chicago Office Opens

Chicago Office Opens

In 1992, HOK is selected through a joint venture with Ellerbe Becket and VOA to design and oversee construction for the $600 million Northwestern Memorial Replacement Hospital and Ambulatory Care Facility in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. A large project office is established and HOK designers and healthcare architects begin working in Chicago.

The 1995 opening of an official HOK office in Chicago signifies the firm’s commitment to establishing a strong, permanent presence in the nation’s third-largest city.

When it opens in 1999, Northwestern’s new healthcare facility comforts patients and their families, responds to staff and technological needs, and provides superior, fiscally responsible healthcare.