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Looking Ahead: Significant HOK Project Milestones in 2020

2020 is shaping up to be a memorable year for HOK’s Aviation + Transportation clients, with key milestones for large terminal projects at LaGuardia Airport, Salt Lake City International and Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Other significant openings in 2020 blur the lines across the firm’s Healthcare, Science + Technology, Sports, Recreation + Entertainment, Corporate and Hospitality markets.

1. Salt Lake City International Airport Passenger Terminal

HOK’s design for a unified 78-gate facility is essentially creating an entirely new airport in Utah’s capital. The anticipated LEED Gold project is one of the nation’s largest aviation developments in years and will be the first completely new airport built in the U.S. in the 21st century.

2. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Domestic Passenger Terminal Improvements

HOK is leading the joint venture team designing improvements to the domestic passenger terminal. The project features the addition of two dramatic canopies over curbside pick-up and drop-off areas and other upgrades to the terminal building that will dramatically enhance the passenger experience.

3. LaGuardia Airport New Terminal B – Headhouse

LaGuardia Airport Terminal B HOK

The Port Authority of New York and Jersey set an aggressive vision to transform LaGuardia Airport, starting with Terminal B, into a “world-class” airport worthy of the city it calls home. The design of the new terminal carries that vision forward with a highly efficient yet adaptable building that vastly improves the passenger experience. Serving as a both a civic building and a noble welcome to New York, the terminal headhouse will have a verticality and grand scale that echo the city itself. The carefully phased construction strategy allows the terminal to be built on the highly constrained site with minimal impact to operations.

4. LG North America Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

LG North America

LG Electronics’ new North American headquarters is on a scenic, 27-acre campus designed to protect the iconic vistas and integrity of the adjacent Palisades Interstate Park, a National Historic Landmark.The horizontally aligned campus includes two elongated buildings housing up to 1,000 employees in open-plan and executive offices.

5. University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute in Tampa, Florida

This 13-story tower serves as the marquee home of USF Health’s medical school and heart institute and an anchor for Tampa’s burgeoning downtown waterfront district. To encourage interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration, the design integrates learning spaces with lab areas. Spanning four floors, the flexible lab facilities support interdisciplinary cardiovascular research and clinical care.

6. Louisville City FC Soccer Stadium

The 10,000-seat stadium will host the United Soccer League’s Louisville City FC. Drawing inspiration from the historic warehouses of Butchertown, Louisville’s original meatpacking district, HOK’s stadium design integrates surrounding buildings and bridges the old and new. Traditional materials, including concrete, natural wood details and an exposed steel structure, complement the district’s design aesthetic.

7. Soka University of America, STEM Expansion and Residence Halls – Aliso Viejo, California

The STEM expansion project will enable Soka University of America to launch a new life sciences program and house teaching and research labs, classrooms, offices and a large auditorium in a state-of-the-art facility. The residence hall project consists of two four-story buildings with housing units, offices, meeting spaces and study rooms.

8. University of Colorado, Colorado Springs William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center

The Center will be a destination for elite athlete medical and performance-based clinical, testing and counseling services as well as a site for innovative sports medicine and sports performance research and educational opportunities. The Hybl Center will be the first of its kind to integrate undergraduate and graduate education with clinical practice and research in a sports medicine and performance environment.

9. Etihad Arena – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Yas Arena

Located on a manmade island in Abu Dhabi, Etihad Arena creates a cultural landmark and anchor for an exciting new waterfront entertainment district. Flexible design and a robust technology infrastructure enable the arena to adapt for events ranging from intimate 500-seat events to concerts and sporting contests for 18,000 people.

10. WPP Office in Chicago

Creative services leader WPP is bringing under one roof 35 of its advertising, PR and media agencies at the new 333 North Green building in Chicago’s dynamic Fulton Market neighborhood. HOK developed a workplace design strategy that enables each individually branded firm to have its own identity while taking advantage of opportunities for interagency collaboration, shared amenities and space efficiencies.

11. Talking Stick Resort Arena Renovation, Phase I in Phoenix

HOK is working with the Phoenix Suns to transform Talking Stick Resort Arena, the NBA’s third-oldest arena. Scheduled to be complete before the 2021-22 season, the $230 million, phased renovation will introduce new seating options and a courtside club and provide fans with a much more dynamic event experience.

12. Sanya Tiangya Haijiao Hyatt Regency Resort in Sanya, China

The site’s unique location between the lush mountains and the tropical sea inspired the architectural design and landscape architecture. Hotel amenities are tailored to the different ecosystems with a diverse landscape program focused on enhancing the experience of all guests.

13. Davidson County Criminal Justice Center in Nashville, Tennessee

The new Davidson County Metro Criminal Justice Center in the heart of downtown Nashville completes a civic campus that includes the city’s historic City Hall and Courthouse. The design blends contemporary attitudes of detention with the demands and expectations of significant civic urban buildings.

14. Chengdu Forte Financial Island Phase II in Chengdu, China

Located in the middle of Jinjiang River, the Chengdu Forte Financial Island is rapidly becoming a significant urban destination in China. Phase II of the development, including three 500-foot-tall towers and a collection of 2-3 story retail facilities, is slated for completion in 2020. Phase IV includes two 800-foot-tall office towers and a retail podium scheduled to open by 2022. The architecture of the towers echoes the island’s unique form, which was shaped by the natural flow of the river. A pedestrian circulation path flows smoothly between the towers and ends at a public pavilion and park on the island’s northern tip.

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