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

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

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60+ Years of Design + Innovation
Regional Leaders

Chris DeVolder AIA, LEED® AP, WELL AP

Managing Principal
HOK Board + Management Board + Marketing Board Member
Kansas City

+1 816 472 2040


Chris DeVolder

Chris DeVolder, AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP, is the managing principal of HOK’s Kansas City office and is a member of HOK’s board, management board and marketing board. He has more than two decades of experience collaborating with clients and project teams to pursue design and technical excellence.

As the sustainable design leader for our Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice and co-chair of both the Green Sports Alliance Corporate Membership Network Steering Committee and the USGBC National LEED User Group for sports venue development, Chris has helped advance the way our profession approaches the programming, design, construction and operations of sports venues.

Chris is a frequent speaker and author and active with industry and philanthropic organizations including the Green Sports Alliance, USGBC and Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey. He is a fellow and lecturer at Presidio Graduate School’s MBA course on sports and sustainability and is a graduate of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Centurions Leadership Program.


Sports Stadiums Help Lead the Way Toward Greener Architecture | New York Times

Digital Sports Insider Podcast | HOK News

The Intersection of Sustainable Design, Resilience and Sports | HOK News 

Design Good Sports | CLAD

One-on-One | Stadia


University of Kansas
Bachelor of Architecture