Randy Kray, AIA, who is based in HOK’s Atlanta office, has been appointed to the position of firm-wide director of Science + Technology (S+T).
Kray, who joined HOK’s S+T group in 2012 as director of programming and planning, has 28 years of experience leading the planning and design of high-performance research facilities.
“Randy has helped transform the way our profession designs complex scientific workplaces and facilities to help organizations achieve the most innovative research outcomes,” said Bill Hellmuth, FAIA, LEED AP, HOK’s chairman and CEO. “This new global leadership role will enable him to advance HOK’s commitment to providing our clients with the space and tools that enable them to succeed.”
Kray replaces Bill Odell, who, after 42 years with HOK and as part of a planned transition, has stepped down from his role as director of the firm’s Science + Technology group to focus on other areas of practice.
“I am fortunate to take over leadership of this group from Bill Odell, who built such a strong S+T team at HOK,” added Kray. “I believe we have the best people and most visionary S+T clients in the world. My goal is to ensure that we continue to leverage all of the multifaceted expertise at HOK to bring exceptional thought leadership, design and service to our clients.”
HOK’s Science + Technology group has led the design of the world’s most innovative research facilities. Current and recent projects include the Francis Crick Institute in London (R&D Magazine’s 2017 “Laboratory of the Year”); NOAA’s Inouye Regional Center in Honolulu, Hawaii (AIA COTE 2017 Top Ten Project); LG Science Park in Seoul, South Korea; the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Buffalo, New York; the University of Chicago William Eckhardt Research Center in Chicago; the University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute in Tampa, Florida; the Stanford University School of Medicine 1651 Page Mill Road Renewal in Palo Alto, California; the University of Glasgow’s new Research Hub in Glasgow, Scotland; and Cardiff University’s Translational Research Facility in Cardiff, Wales.