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Leadership Promotions Support Growth of HOK’s West Coast Offices

Levi J. Rippy and Mike Goetz have been promoted to technical and design leadership positions.

Levi J. Rippy, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA, NOMA, NCARB, has been promoted to technical principal for HOK’s San Francisco and Seattle studios. Rippy is an architect with more than 20 years of experience leading and managing aviation and transportation, healthcare, science and technology, justice, corporate, commercial and hospitality projects. His recent work includes the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Concourse D Annex and Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center.

“Levi has been instrumental in leading complex projects that enhance the built environment,” said Anton Foss, AIA, managing principal of HOK’s San Francisco and Seattle studios. “We’re thrilled he is taking on this expanded role to provide innovative design solutions that support our clients’ needs.”

Mike Goetz, AIA, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP has been promoted to director of design, Interiors in HOK’s Los Angeles studio. Since joining HOK in 2008, he has worked in HOK’s New York and Chicago studios and has collaborated on many notable workplace, hospitality and higher education projects. His recent designs include Honeywell’s Global Headquarters, the Pritzker Group Headquarters, California Institute of Technology’s Ronald and Maxine Linde Hall of Mathematics and Physics and The Trade Desk offices in Chicago, Irvine, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

In 2020, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) named Goetz in its “Ones to Watch” awards recognizing rising leaders in interior design.

“Mike is an exceptional designer with a keen eye for creating functional and inspiring environments,” said Anne Fletcher, AIA, LEED AP, managing principal for HOK’s Los Angeles studio. “We look forward to collaborating with him as design director, Interiors, to create unique spaces for our clients.”

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