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.

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Director of Hospitality
Marketing Board Member

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Julia Monk

Julia Monk, FIIDA, FAIA, LEED AP, is a director of HOK’s Hospitality practice and is based in Hong Kong.

A licensed architect and interior designer, Julia is a member of the AIA, IIDA, ULI and NEWH. She co-founded the New York chapter of the AIA Architecture of Hospitality Committee and is a member of the ULI Asia Pacific Hospitality Committee and ULI WLI. She is on the advisory boards of HD Magazine and the Radical Innovation Award. She teaches an annual course at Harvard Graduate School of Design on the Design and Development of Hotels and is a renowned keynote speaker and panelist at premier hospitality events.

What is key to understand how Chinese culture influences your work?

“Unlike the United States, China is all about group entitlement rather than individual entitlement. This affects many facets of life in China, including meeting procedures and decision making. In China, a decision can be made and implemented quickly. … That said, I find that every project—wherever it is in the world—takes a life of its own.”

Source: Contract


Boutique Design Recognizes Julia Monk as a Leading Woman in Hospitality | HOK News

Mark Boekenheid and Julia Monk | Hospitality Design

Julia Monk on Design in China | Contract

The Future of Sustainable Hotel Design | Forbes

Shanghai Sojourn  | Hospitality Design

Julia Monk | Boutique Design


Ball State University
Bachelor of Architecture