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

A New UAE Landmark

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Headquarters
Abu Dhabi, UAE

The new headquarters for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company symbolizes the company’s importance in the development of the United Arab Emirates.

Located on one of Abu Dhabi’s most prominent urban sites, the tower will create a new city landmark while articulating ADNOC’s role as one of the world’s most dynamic, influential petroleum companies. The proximity of the Emirates Palace Hotel adds to the site’s exclusivity, with the tower serving as the primary view for VIPs and patrons at the Emirates Palace complex.

The structure’s design maximizes views of the Arabian Gulf and takes advantage of the site’s prime location through careful massing of the tower and placement of the surrounding courts, plazas and landscape.

HOK’s design combines majestic spaces and high-quality materials. To maximize flexibility, offices are organized with a modular approach that is interchangeable and repeatable.

The tower’s north-south orientation minimizes the ground-level footprint, leaving ample room for landscaped amenity space. A rectilinear podium extends from the base of the tower. A curvilinear auditorium adjacent to the tower acts as a contrasting sculptural element.

Extending south of the tower structure, the three-level rectangular podium houses employee service retail space, the service loading area, a heritage museum, and the main lobby and circulation space. The roof of the rectangular podium extends south across the access road to connect to a new mosque. 




1.9 million sq. ft. / 175,300 sq. m.
75 stories


Facility Programming
Landscape Architecture
Master Planning


Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat (CTBUH), Award of Excellence Winner – Best Tall Building 300-399m

American Institute of Architects Maryland – Design Excellence Awards, Honor Award

Architizer A+ Awards – Commercial, Office Building High-Rise, Jury Award

Middle East Architect Awards Highly Commended, Commercial Project of the Year


8 October 2018
“Oil Company Headquarters Make a Powerful Statement”
The New York Times

24 May 2017
“ADNOC Headquarters Receives LEED Gold Certification”

15 April 2017
“Design Focus: ADNOC Headquarters, Abu Dhabi”
Construction Week

11 April 2017
“HOK’s ADNOC Headquarters”

13 November 2014
“The World’s 10 Tallest New Buildings of 2014”

14 August 2014
“Top 10 Skyscrapers Under Construction in the GCC” 
Gulf Business