Bill Hellmuth, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, is HOK’s chairman and CEO and the design principal for the Washington, D.C. office. He is known for his creative design approach, innovative problem solving and exceptional client service.
Bill joined HOK in St. Louis in 1991 and two years later was promoted to lead HOK’s office in Washington, D.C. After more than a decade as design principal in D.C., he was elected firm-wide president in 2005, CEO in 2016 and chairman in 2017.
As a strong advocate for sustainable design, Bill began integrating sustainability into every project long before LEED certification became a benchmark. Today, he uses building science and sustainable design strategies to create high-performance buildings around the world. In 2016, as part of HOK’s partnership with Delos, Bill was invited to join the Delos Advisory Board to provide counsel on the impact of design on healthy buildings.
“Great buildings remain relevant over a long period of time. A great building has a certain integrity in its architectural moves and devices. Its design is rooted in meaning, not fashion. Great architecture is inspiring and uplifting. It contributes to the culture, society and fabric of its place.”
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Master of Architecture
University of Virginia
Bachelor of Science (Architecture)