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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.

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60+ Years of Design + Innovation

Robert Chicas AIA, LEED AP®

Director of Aviation + Transportation
HOK Board + Marketing Board Member

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Robert Chicas

Robert Chicas, AIA, LEED AP, is the director of HOK’s global Aviation + Transportation practice.

He specializes in leading large-scale airport projects and is recognized throughout the industry for his ability to lead multidisciplinary teams through the delivery of complex projects.

Robert is a member of the Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) World Business Partners/Associates Board of Directors.

What is one trend in airport design you expect to see over the next 20 years?

“As a profession, we all need to keep in mind that our goal is to improve the customers’ experience and provide high levels of service for them. We need to provide high quality and exceptionally well-designed terminals while providing value for money to the funding agencies and airport operators.”

Source: Passenger Terminal Today


Airport Redesigns Are Adding Nature to Reduce Stress | Quartzy

Robert Chicas Q&A | HOK News

Compare Notes: Investment Airlines | Passenger Terminal World

NEXTT Generation | Passenger Terminal World

Designing Resilient, 100-Year Airports | NBC News

Alternative Financing Schemes Propelling Air Terminals Sector | Building Design + Construction

LaGuardia Gateway Partners Begins Redevelopment of Central Terminal B | HOK News

American Dream | Passenger Terminal World

First Impressions | Passenger Terminal World

Five Ways Airports Are Designing for Rapid Growth | Building Design + Construction

Hold Room Design | Passenger Terminal World

Power to You | Passenger Terminal World

Predictions: Flight 2034 | Passenger Terminal World

Design for Life | Passenger Terminal Today

Airport as Destination | The Atlantic’s CityLab

What’s in Store: Pre-Security Spaces | Centerlines

Planning on Uncertainty | Airport Improvement


Pratt Institute School of Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture