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

Creativity on a Budget

Wunderman Offices
Irvine, California, USA

Wunderman was looking for a new space that would allow its creative people to collaborate, have fun and thrive.

Its leaders did not want a corporate-looking environment or a cubicle maze, but rather an eclectic, lounge-type atmosphere. They wanted low-level lighting, interesting textures and colors with a residential feeling.

HOK’s design provides an efficient workspace with less than 200 square feet per person. The space features a Knoll benching system, unique light fixtures, reclaimed wood, exposed concrete and an exposed ceiling with mechanical ducting. A pantry connects to a balcony that serves as a relaxed outdoor lounge.

Creativity is key to Wunderman’s identity. The challenge was to provide that creativity within a very defined, detailed space and tight budget. To help stay within the budget, HOK provided alternatives, such as using freestanding display areas in lieu of walls. The design features more exposed treated concrete and less carpet. Lower light levels require fewer light fixtures.

To offer the eclectic, residential feeling Wunderman was looking for, HOK used local residential furniture sources that provided quality products at a lower cost than many commercial lines.


25,000 sq. ft. / 2,300 sq. m.


Interior Design


1 MAY 2012
“HOK Does Wonders for Wunderman”
Interior Design