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


Director of Interiors
HOK Board Member

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Tom Polucci

Tom Polucci, FIIDA, AIA, LEED GA, is the director of interiors and is based in New York. As the firm-wide interiors leader, he is a member of HOK’s board of directors.

Tom has more than 20 years of experience managing the design of projects for organizations worldwide. Educated, trained and licensed as an architect, his focus is on creating exceptional environments for clients. He has served as principal designer for hundreds of projects.

Tom has special expertise in workplace design. He has been quoted in recent workplace stories in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, American Public Media’s Marketplace, Metropolis, Interiors & Sources, Contract and The Chicago Tribune. He is a frequent speaker on workplace design at CoreNet Global’s New York City Chapter events and NeoCon.

Tom helped establish HOK Product Design (now Rainlight).

What is the ideal design process?

“The ideal process is for everyone to understand the design progression and make sure that we’re all moving in sync. We want to work through the design process together with clients so the design becomes a reflection of who they are as an organization. A clear process and direct communication ensure a really fabulous design.”

What workplace design trends are you seeing?

“Collaboration is still key. Everyone is focused on being able to work in a team environment. We see flexibility—the ability to work wherever, whenever—as a continuing trend. Health and wellness in the workplace is much more prominent.”


GroupM’s Offices in 3 World Trade Center | Commercial Observer

HOK Forward: 2018 Workplace Research and Trends | HOK Thought Leadership

Tom Polucci on the Forces Reshaping Workplace Design | Metropolis

The Workers Dictate What Makes an Office Creative | Bisnow

HOK Collaborates with IFMA on New Workplace Strategy Research Report | HOK Thought Leadership

Q+A: Tom Polucci | HOK News

Start-Up Chic Goes Corporate | The New York Times

10 Questions to Ask When Designing Your Office | Entrepreneur

Tom Polucci | Design Bureau

Office Personal Space Is Crowded Out | The Wall Street Journal


Washington University in St. Louis School of Architecture
Master of Architecture

Catholic University of America School of Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Science, Architecture