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

One-Stop Outpatient Care

Harris Health System Smith Clinic
Houston, Texas, USA

“The clinic’s expanded resources are expected to reduce waiting times and allow patients to be treated faster than in the past.”

David Lopez
President and CEO, Harris Health System

Harris Health System partnered with HOK’s healthcare designers to develop a state-of-the-art outpatient specialty facility and adopt a new model of clinical care.

Harris Health serves one of America’s fastest-growing urban areas, which includes more than 1.2 million uninsured or underinsured residents.

Intensive workshops with key physicians, clinicians and administrators addressed the challenges of a changing healthcare industry and defined the clinical expansion program. The design – a five-story, 172,000-sq.-ft. facility and adjoining eight-story parking garage on the existing health system administration headquarters site – accommodates the growing demand for outpatient care.

Smith Clinic, Harris Health’s first outpatient specialty facility, offers diagnostic and specialty services including oncology, neurology and dermatology. The facility includes four floors of modular specialty clinics that can be modified to accommodate the each group’s unique clinical needs.

The plan focuses on every aspect of patient comfort, including concierge services and one-stop convenience that allows for better coordination of outpatient care. This shared location ensures speedier diagnoses and enables staff to monitor the outcome of patient visits by staying with them every step of the way.


179,200 sq. ft. / 16,650 sq. m.


Construction Services
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Master Planning
Medical Planning
Structural Engineering


IFMA Houston – Leading Edge Element Award


Number of patient visits Smith Clinic is designed to accommodate each year


Number of examination rooms



10 May 2013
“Smith Clinic Wins IFMA Advanced Technology Award”
HOK News

12 September 2012
“Sneak Peek Inside Harris Health System’s New Clinic”
Houston Business Journal