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HOK Promotes Sherri King Parente to Senior Regional Practice Leader in Philadelphia

King Parente elevated to guide expansion and cultivate talent supporting the region’s growth.

With more than 20 years of experience, Sherri King Parente, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED AP, has been promoted to senior regional practice leader in HOK’s Philadelphia office. This promotion highlights the firm’s ongoing growth and commitment to exceptional talent across its interior design and architecture practices.

In her new role, King Parente will lead strategic initiatives, support operations and drive business development throughout the region. With deep roots in the Philadelphia market, King Parente will strengthen HOK’s presence and forge new relationships while lending her expertise to the studio’s existing clients in Higher Education, Science + Technology, Healthcare, Interiors, and Aviation + Transportation.

“Sherri’s collaborative style and hands-on approach deliver extraordinary solutions that align with client goals,” said Carl Galioto, FAIA, HOK president and managing principal in the Northeastern U.S. “Her leadership will enhance our team’s impact, expand our footprint in the region and shape the future of our client’s endeavors.”

HOK’s Philadelphia studio serves a diverse clientele across Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, including prominent names like Aetna, Morgan Stanley, NASDAQ, Penn State, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, Rhode Island State Public Health and Penn Medicine. King Parente’s proven ability to guide multidisciplinary teams and deliver design excellence positions HOK to expand its influence across the region.

“Successful design solutions are rooted in a deep understanding of our clients’ goals and culture,” said King Parente. “As we continue to add to our team and resources to better serve our growing portfolio, I’m looking forward to building on these lasting relationships to deliver inspiring spaces that enhance their operations and user experience today and for years to come.”

Dedicated to mentorship, King Parente co-created HOK Futures, an annual design competition for college students. She is also an adjunct professor at Drexel University and an active board member of Philadelphia’s CoreNet chapter.

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