1,600 people in 24 cities living 4 values for 1 goal:
To use design to help our clients succeed.

We create exceptional environments that meet our clients' most complex design challenges.

We inspire people through our work by expressing timeless cultural, organizational and personal values.

We connect people and place with ideas that come from many minds and imaginations.

We care about serving our clients, enriching lives, improving communities and protecting our natural environment through design.

We are a global architecture, design, engineering and planning firm.

60+ Years of Design + Innovation

Carl Galioto FAIA

Executive Committee + HOK Board + Management Board + Technical Board Member

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Carl Galioto

Carl Galioto, FAIA, is HOK’s president and the managing principal of HOK’s New York and Philadelphia offices. He serves on HOK’s executive committee, board of directors and management board. He also leads the technical board, which includes HOK’s buildingSMART virtual design and construction initiative.  

With more than three decades of management and project delivery experience, Carl has industry-leading expertise in the design and implementation of large, complex projects in the United States and around the world including super-tall buildings, health science facilities and aviation + transportation projects. A graduate of Pratt Institute, he is active in civic and professional efforts in New York. A Fellow in the American Institute of Architects, he serves on the boards of the New York Building Congress and the ACE Mentor Program.

Technical Excellence

“We are dedicated to design excellence by means of science and craft. We will lead change in how buildings are conceived, designed, fabricated and constructed. We believe that our philosophy of performative, pan-disciplinary design results in superior designs and realized buildings. We understand that we need to take responsibility for the outcome of our design and that our design concepts are not realized until they are built.

HOK buildingSMART, our virtual design and construction initiative, brings more value to our clients in the form of higher-performing buildings, better quality, a more integrated design-procurement-fabrication-construction process and data supplied to the owner that can be used for the life of the building.”


NYC at 10 Million: Transit and Land Use Proposals | HOK Thought Leadership

How AEC Software Is Impeding Innovation | Architecture Today

Designing a More Livable New York | HOK News

Featured Member: Carl Galioto | AIA New York

Power Designers of New York City | Commercial Observer

Carl Galioto Appointed HOK President | HOK News

Architecture Firm Comes to Philly | Philadelphia Business Journal

Promoting Team Creativity | Harvard Business Review

Corner Office: Carl Galioto | The New York Times

Executive of the Month | NY Real Estate Journal

Square Feet - The 30-Minute Interview: Carl Galioto | The New York Times


Pratt Institute
Bachelor of Architecture