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
Regional Leaders

Mike Retford AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Regional Leader of Justice
San Francisco

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Mike Retford

Mike Retford, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a regional leader of HOK’s Justice group.

Based in San Francisco, Mike has more than 40 years of architectural experience in all phases of design, construction document preparation and construction administration. He has served as principal, project manager and project architect on numerous detention, correctional and related justice facility projects. 

Mike is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Jail Association (AJA) and the American Correctional Association (ACA).


Utah Technical College