Kristina Kamenar (upper left), Dina Lamanna (upper right) and Sherri King Parente (lower left) have been promoted to interiors leadership positions, while Tara Roscoe (lower right) has joined HOK.
Tara Roscoe joins HOK as director of design, interiors in New York. She was a corporate design leader at her previous firm.
“We’re thrilled to bring in Tara and especially excited about promoting three new leaders from within the firm,” said Tom Polucci, global director of interiors. “This is an example of the opportunities our people have to expand their skills and move up at HOK.”
The promotions come at a time of growth for HOK’s interiors group, which designed 53 million square feet of space in 2021. In its Top 100 Giants 2022 list, Interior Design magazine ranked HOK among the world’s top 5 interior design firms.
Polucci cites “sustainability for all” as a theme guiding the design of today’s interiors projects. “Our world’s collective experience with COVID-19 over the past two years has emphasized the need for every aspect of a space to support human health and well-being, environmental sustainability, and social equity and inclusion,” he said. “For our clients, these have quickly gone from nice-to-haves to must-haves.”
HOK’s interior designers are formally reworking their design approach to embed sustainability and equity into every project. “This includes rolling out new processes and tools across every HOK office that enable us to pool our knowledge, pursue actionable goals and measure the results,” said Polucci. “The stakes for our clients and our world are too high for us not to do this.”
The group’s recent interior design projects include Accenture’s Innovation Hub in New York; Norfolk Southern’s Headquarters in Atlanta; WPP’s Campus at 3 World Trade Center in New York and Office in Chicago; Shiseido’s Americas Headquarters in New York (above); Boston Consulting’s Canadian Headquarters in Toronto; Birch Hill Equity Partners’ Office in Toronto; the Footprint Center Renovation and Expansion in Phoenix; Stanford University School of Medicine’s new Center for Academic Medicine in Palo Alto, California; and LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B in New York.