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

Hal Kantner AIGA, SEGD, LEED® GA

Director of Experience Design

+1 713 407 7732


Hal Kantner

Hal Kantner, AIGA, SEGD, LEED GA, is the director of HOK’s Experience Design group. He is based in Houston.

Hal has more than 35 years of experience in design and design management for projects involving communications related to the workplace and built environment. His responsibilities have included creative programming and design development for a wide spectrum of projects and clients worldwide.

Hal specializes in the design of experience-enhanced environments, marrying visual communications with enterprise attributes to create scripted, on-brand, of-culture experiences. He has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to orchestrate diverse agendas to achieve a creative consensus.

How can experience design benefit clients?

“Communicating brand, mission or culture involves messages. Today, we expect this communication to be visually rich and sophisticated. Our Experience Design group pushes the envelope and helps clients interpret their organizational culture in unprecedented new ways.”


Hal Kantner on Experience Design at HOK | HOK News

Storytelling Environments | HOK Thought Leadership

Q+A: Hal Kantner | HOK News

Cultural Wayfinding | HOK Thought Leadership


Virginia Tech
Master of Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture