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
Design Leaders

Ernest Cirangle FAIA, LEED® AP BD+C

Design Principal
Design Board Member
Los Angeles

Ernest Cirangle

Ernest Cirangle, FAIA, LEED AP, is a design principal in HOK’s Los Angeles office. Guiding projects ranging from Southern California to the Pacific Rim, Ernest integrates complex program requirements to design buildings tailored to the needs and cultures of his clients. 

What do you enjoy about being a designer?

“I love that we’re always working for new clients in new situations. This makes every day fresh, exciting and interesting. We bring knowledge from our past experiences while looking at new challenges through a clearer lens focused on each specific client.”


New Prebys Cardiovascular Institute Supports Patient- and Family-Centered Care | McMorrow Reports

HOK-Designed ARTIC Opens | HOK News

Long Beach Airport | Architectural Record

2014 Design Firm of the Year | ENR California

Ernest Cirangle Elevated to AIA’s College of Fellows | HOK News

Helping Airports Prepare for Natural Disasters | Airport World


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Architecture