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

First University Project

First University Project

The firm wins its first major university commission: the planning and design of a new campus for Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville (SIUE).

The 1961 commission to master plan and design a new campus on 2,600 acres of farmland in Edwardsville, Ill., to complement SIU’s existing campus in Carbondale will become a key event for HOK in this decade.

SIUE’s campus will be ready for students in 1965 and will become a strong HOK credential in the growth of the firm’s portfolio of higher education projects — ultimately leading to the firm’s selection in 1974 to design the massive King Saud University campus in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.