Carl Galioto, FAIA, managing principal of the firm’s New York and Philadelphia offices and a member of its executive committee, has been appointed to the position of president at HOK.
Galioto also serves on HOK’s board of directors and leads its technical board, which includes HOK buildingSMART, the firm’s virtual design and construction initiative. In this additional role, he will work directly with CEO Bill Hellmuth, FAIA, who has now assumed the role of chairman, and the other members of HOK’s executive committee to lead the global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm.
“Carl is extremely well-qualified to assume this position,” said Hellmuth. “In addition to overseeing the significant growth of our practice in the northeastern U.S., he has led HOK’s buildingSMART program to improve how our buildings are conceived, designed, fabricated and built. I look forward to continuing to collaborate with him and the rest of our senior leadership team to serve our clients, employees and communities.”
“I joined HOK in 2009 to be part of a design firm whose core values of sustainable design and focus on human well-being are those that I share,” said Galioto. “Our teams create designs that benefit people’s quality of life: new workplaces, research facilities, airports and transportation terminals, retail centers, hotels, apartments, places of worship, hospitals, museums, civic centers, sports venues and parks—all the building blocks of society. I’m honored to take on this new role and to help direct our firm’s future.”
A graduate of Pratt Institute, Galioto is active in civic and professional efforts in New York. A Fellow in the American Institute of Architects, he serves on the boards of the New York Building Congress and the ACE Mentor program.
HOK’s New York-area projects under Galioto’s leadership include LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal B and Master Plan, the NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Ambulatory Care Center, 147–151 East 86th Street mixed-use building, InterContinental New York Barclay, LG Electronics’ USA Headquarters in New Jersey, White & Case Office at 1221 Avenue of the Americas and GroupM at 3 World Trade Center. Philadelphia-area projects include the Penn State University Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building in University Park, Pennsylvania, and Nasdaq’s office space in Philadelphia.