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

Training Auburn's Engineers as Leaders

Auburn University Shelby Center for Engineering Technology
Auburn, Alabama, USA

“The Shelby Center for Engineering Technology will enable Auburn Engineering to create a superior learning and research environment that keeps pace with today’s emerging engineering fields.”

Larry Benefield, PhD
Dean Emeritus, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

The Shelby Center for Engineering Technology advances Auburn University’s position as one of the nation’s leading engineering programs.

The facility supports Auburn’s efforts to recruit experienced faculty members, to draw high-achieving students into engineering programs and to improve the research efforts of existing programs.

The Shelby Center houses laboratories, classrooms and administrative areas for computer science and software engineering, electrical engineering, industrial systems engineering, aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering.

HOK’s design of the lab facilities provides opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research projects early in their academic careers, preparing them for a future in the “real world” of engineering. The design takes advantage of the interest provided by the “hands-on” nature of these labs, helping to attract students to Auburn’s mechanical engineering programs.


350,000 sq. ft. / 32,500 sq. m.


Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Master Planning