Kay Sargent, ASID, IIDA, CID, LEED AP, MCR.w, WELL AP, is a senior principal and director of HOK’s WorkPlace practice. Based in Washington, D.C., she leads diverse project teams that solve clients’ business and organizational challenges related to real estate business process, strategic planning, workplace strategy and change management.
With more than 30 years of experience, Kay is a recognized expert on workplace design and strategy issues. She has worked with several Fortune 500 companies to optimize their global real estate portfolios and create innovative work environments.
In 2017, CoreNet Global named Kay to serve a three-year term on its board of directors.
Kay is on the board of trustees for the ASID Foundation, on the leadership team of IFMA’s WE Workplace Evolutionaries, and on the advisory boards of Work Design Magazine, PaletteApp and Virginia Tech. She has served on the international boards of IIDA, ASID, NCQLP, IFI and NCIDQ, and is an active member of ASID, IIDA, CoreNet Global and IFMA. Kay has authored numerous articles and white papers, and has spoken about workplace design at CoreNet, IFMA and other industry events. CoreNet has honored her with the Luminary Award two times for being a top-rated speaker, and she was the top-rated presenter at Tradeline, Inc.’s Space Strategies 2015 conference.
The New Insurance Workplace | HOK Thought Leadership
Where Is the Workplace Headed? | Work Design
Commercial Real Estate Developers Build for Gen Z |BisNow
HOK Forward: 2018 Workplace Research and Trends | HOK Thought Leadership
Going Beyond the Open Plan Office | All Work
Designing for the Multigenerational Workplace | Interiors & Sources
Why You Need to Rethink Your Office Space | Forbes
Why the Financial Workplace Is Different | Interiors & Sources
The New Financial Workplace | HOK Thought Leadership
Building a High-Performance Defense Workplace | HOK Thought Leadership
Video: The Big Shift | FM Innovator
Moving Beyond Open Plan Spaces | Work Design
Design Tricks That Help and Harm Creativity | BBC
London Office Hosts WELL Event | YouTube
Power of Place Podcast | FM Innovator
Coworking: What You Need to Know | The Leader Magazine
Workplaces That Enhance Performance and the Human Experience | SHRM
Growing Coworking Industry | Curbed
Coworking: A CRE Perspective | HOK Thought Leadership
HOK Partners With Delos | HOK News
Q+A: The Future of Workplace Design | OfficeSpace Software
The Impact of Design on Workplace Attitudes | Work Design
Office Design Trends Combine Experiences With Tech | GlobeSt.com
Global CRE Challenges and Opportunities | Work Design
Virginia Commonwealth University
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design
Parsons School of Design in New York
Environmental Design studies