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

Space that Supports
How People Work

CIBC Alternative Workplace Strategy
Locations across Canada

Our alternative workplace strategy for CIBC gives its people flexible, sustainable office environments that support how they work.

HOK’s team incorporated several options into the strategy, including mobility, team settings and free address.

The pilot project was for CIBC’s corporate real estate group in a space within a historic downtown Toronto building. Our design transformed the awkwardly shaped space into a productive, inviting workplace. The open office has ‘home rooms’ but no assigned seating. It includes a large meeting area, mid-sized meeting rooms, casual meeting spaces, enclaves for one-on-one meetings and a lounge with casual seating.

Next, the team built on what they learned in this pilot project to design 27,200 square feet of flexible space on two floors for CIBC.


Facility Programming
Post-Occupancy Evaluation
Strategic Planning
Workplace Analysis