The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) recognized HOK’s Mike Goetz as a rising leader in the interior design profession.
Mike Goetz, AIA, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP, a senior project designer in HOK’s Chicago studio, has been named an ASID “Ones to Watch” recipient and scholar. The honor recognizes interior design professionals who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential and push the boundaries of the interior design profession. As an ASID scholar, Goetz will participate in a two-year leadership development program that emphasizes experiential learning, coaching and mentoring.
Goetz joined HOK’s Los Angeles studio in 2008, relocated for a time to HOK’s New York office, and then returned to Los Angeles where his notable interiors projects include the Pritzker Group Headquarters (below) in Los Angeles; California Institute of Technology’s Ronald and Maxine Linde Hall of Mathematics and Physics in Pasadena; Alibaba Pictures in Pasadena; The Trade Desk office in Irvine and Los Angeles; and a confidential coworking space in Los Angeles. In 2019 Goetz joined HOK’s Chicago studio where he continues to work on a variety of workplace, hospitality and education projects.
Goetz excels at creating highly functional and efficient environments that are also unique, inspirational and colorful. He views color as a powerful communication tool that can greatly influence mood and performance.
As a design thought leader, he has been quoted in several publications, including Interior Design magazine, and has spoken on panels to discuss workplace design and employee engagement. Goetz earned a bachelor’s degree in design from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in architecture from Parsons School of Design.