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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.

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We care about serving our clients, enriching lives, improving communities and protecting our natural environment through design.

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60+ Years of Design + Innovation

A Workplace Effectiveness Strategy for a Global Company

Confidential Information Services Company
Workplace Effectiveness Strategy


A global information services corporation challenged HOK to develop a comprehensive workplace program to modernize its work environment and reduce capital costs.

The company’s workplace, which accommodates many specialized engineering roles, needed to improve organizational agility by fostering knowledge transfer across multiple generations of staff.

HOK’s team developed a workplace effectiveness strategy that aligns space standards with best practices. The strategy reduces the proportion of private offices, providing a variety of focused and collaborative work settings for all employees.

Our team developed a change management framework and partnered with the human resources and facilities teams to embed those capabilities across the company.

The company projects that implementing the workplace effectiveness program worldwide will save 630,000 square feet over the first five years. Regular post-occupancy evaluations will inform ongoing change management efforts.


1.3 million sq. ft. / 120,775 sq. m.


Change Management
Design Guidelines
Implementation + Phasing Plan
Workplace Strategy