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

Susan Williams AIA, LEED® AP

Managing Principal
Executive Committee + HOK Board + Management Board Member
Washington, DC + Atlanta

+1 202 944 1545


Susan Williams

Susan Williams, AIA, LEED AP, is the managing principal of HOK’s Washington, D.C., and Atlanta offices, a member of the firm’s executive committee, HOK board, operations committee, and the leader of its management and managing principals boards. Susan, who joined HOK in 1985, has led a wide variety of projects across the U.S. and overseas.

What is your approach to leading projects?

“Creating a ‘win’ for our clients is as important as creating a ‘win’ for HOK. On every project I try to put myself in the client’s place to understand what they need for a successful outcome. I then work to help them achieve their goals while delivering the best possible design solution.”


Susan Klumpp Williams Named to HOK’s Executive Committee | HOK News

Q+A: Susan Klumpp Williams | HOK News

LEED Silver Nationals Park Is a Model for Green Sports | USGBC


Georgetown University
Master of Business Administration

University of Georgia
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture