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HOK Earns Recognition for Advancing Health and Well-Being in Design

IWBI honors HOK with a firm distinction and Komal Kotwal and Kay Sargent with individual accolades.

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), a global authority driving the market transformation toward healthier buildings, organizations and communities, has announced the winners of the 2022 IWBI Awards.

HOK has received the prestigious WELL AP Impact Award, highlighting the company’s dedication to prioritizing health and well-being in its projects and within the industry as a whole. HOK is the organization with the most WELL Accredited Professionals on staff.

The WELL AP Impact Award is part of the WELL at Scale Awards, acknowledging entities that prioritize health and well-being across their entire organization or real estate portfolio.

Two HOK leaders have also secured WELL Community Awards.

Komal Kotwal, sustainable design leader for Health, Well-Being and Equity, earned the IWBI Rising Star Award. This honor reflects Kotwal’s contributions to the WELL movement during her inaugural year as a WELL Faculty member.

Kay Sargent received the Next Frontier of Design Award for her dedication to advancing innovative design strategies that promote health in buildings, organizations and communities.

The WELL movement promotes strategies that cultivate health, well-being and people-centered places worldwide. Jessica Cooper, IWBI chief product officer, praised award recipients for their exceptional leadership, engagement and advocacy, which have contributed to the WELL movement’s growth

“We are incredibly honored to receive the WELL AP Impact Award and our individual awards,” said Kotwal. “This recognition truly represents HOK’s commitment to promoting health, well-being and equity in our designs and practice. Our team is passionate about developing spaces that prioritize the needs of people and the environment, and we will continue to push the boundaries of sustainable and healthy design.”

The winners will be recognized at the WELL Summit in Washington, D.C., on September 25-26.


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