We are excited to have several big HOK-designed buildings scheduled to open their doors in 2024. Here’s a look at five of the most-anticipated from across multiple HOK practice areas, including Science + Technology, Healthcare, Sports + Recreation + Entertainment, Lifestyle and Higher Education.
1. USC’s Ginsburg Human-Centered Computation Hall – Los Angeles
HOK is designing an innovative computer science building for the University of Southern California’s University Park Campus near downtown Los Angeles. As part of the university’s Viterbi School of Engineering, the Ginsburg Human-Centered Computation Hall will provide modern computational laboratories, core facilities, offices, meeting rooms and open spaces that promote collaboration among students, researchers, faculty members and visitors.
2. Roig Arena – Valencia
HOK, in partnership with local practice ERRE Arquitectura, is designing Roig Arena in Valencia, Spain. The 15,600-seat arena will be home to both the men and women’s Valencia Basket Club and serve as a destination for other concerts, arts and sporting events. The design includes a highly flexible seating bowl, a spacious multipurpose room and a 1,300-capacity underground parking garage and a five-acre public park and plaza.
3. The Allen – Houston
The Allen is a new luxury, mixed-use development situated just west of downtown Houston along the Buffalo Bayou. Phase 1 of the development features a four-story retail pavilion building and a 35-story mixed-use tower with a 170-key hotel on lower levels and condominium units on upper floors.
4. Morgan State Health and Human Services Building – Baltimore
HOK is designing Morgan State University’s new Health and Human Services Building, a 208,000-sq.-ft. facility that will provide the historically black university with state-of-the-art research and simulation labs, classrooms, offices, and clinical spaces for students and the community.
5. VA Long Beach Mental Health Inpatient & Outpatient Buildings and Community Living Center – Long Beach, California
HOK designed new inpatient and outpatient buildings for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Long Beach, California. The buildings replace a seismically deficient mental health facility and nursing home. Designed to support sustainability and wellness, the buildings integrate nature with abundant natural light, sweeping exterior views and a outdoor amenities such as rain gardens and pedestrian pathways.