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
Design Leaders

Roger Schwabacher AIA, LEED AP® BD+C

Senior Design Principal
Design Board Member
Washington, D.C.

Roger Schwabacher

Roger Schwabacher, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a senior design principal in HOK’s Washington, D.C., office.

His award-winning projects include architectural, urban and sustainable design for a wide range of building types including government, corporate, higher education, commercial office, healthcare, science + technology, hospitality, civic + cultural, retail and residential.

Roger is a member of HOK’s Design Board, the University of Maryland School of Architecture Board of Visitors, the American Institute of Architects and the U.S. Green Building Council.

What is your design approach?

“My approach is to create dynamic spaces and forms that are a physical manifestation of a client’s mission. The foundation of my work, however, is the reality of the built environment. Designs have specific technical challenges that need to be resolved with creativity and thoughtful pragmatism. While I strive to be more than a builder, infusing every project with poetry and vision, our clients’ success rests on our ability to gracefully solve a building’s complex technical issues.”


Roger Schwabacher on NOAA’s New Center for Weather and Climate Prediction | FOX 5 TV Washington, D.C