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 Model for Sustainable Design
in Calgary

University of Calgary
Information + Communication Technology Building

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

“ … one of the most significant examples of green institutional building design carried out to date in Canada.”

Canadian Architect magazine

The design combines passive natural ventilation and cooling systems with a high-performance building envelope and radiant slab cooling system.

The building houses the University of Calgary’s departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Faculty members’ desire for fresh air drove a design solution that offers perimeter offices with operable windows and lots of natural light.

In addition to the passive ventilation system and high-performance building envelope, the sustainable features include North America’s first structural slab radiant cooling system.

Canadian Architect magazine called the building “a carefully designed and technically refined machine for learning, and, as such, fitting as both a metaphor and a home for the faculties it houses.”

HOK collaborated with Barry Johns Architecture and Stantec Architecture, the architect of record.


188,400 sq. ft. / 17,500 sq. m.


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Interior Design
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Alberta Construction Magazine – Alberta’s Top Project