HOK’s Miami studio celebrates the energy and culture of South Florida in a colorful and inviting space that infuses hospitality and flexibility.
Located on a popular pedestrian boulevard, the studio leverages its location as an amenity. Staff can gather within the studio’s residential-inspired lounge and glass-walled conference rooms or retreat to any number of nearby restaurants and cafes. A robust Wi-Fi network enables employees to take their laptops outside to work along the tree lined boulevard.
A speakeasy-inspired entrance greets visitors arriving to the second-story studio. The intentionally dark entryway, with its neon signage and saturated colors, resets the senses as guests transition into the light-filled, open space. The studio includes multiple work and meeting zones designed to support employee choice, productivity and individual work preferences.
The front of the studio is the social hub. Here, a floor-to-ceiling window wall overlooks the pedestrian boulevard, providing employees with daylight and views while also putting HOK and its people on display. In this dynamic front-of-shop workspace, staff can hold meetings, host events and break for meals. The adjacent studio lounge includes a coffee bar and serving station with scallop tiles and recessed wall arches reflective of Miami’s famous Art Deco architecture.
Meeting rooms—including a large conference room and two huddle rooms—anchor the center of the studio and create a buffer between the social spaces in front and the quiet, focused workspaces in the back of the studio. Individual workstations include sit-stand desks, ergonomic chairs and biophilic design elements, including live plantings and wood-patterned desks and flooring.
Photos of HOK employees and milestone office events line the wall of the studio’s central corridor, helping to reinforce the studio’s culture and community connections. Pops of color throughout the office, including “color changing” dichroic film on interior glass walls, play on Miami’s tropical, eclectic vibe. The studio was once home to the Miami Church of Scientology, and one of the huddle rooms pays homage to the religion’s most famous follower: Tom Cruise. The other huddle room celebrates the life of a celebrity with local ties and a similar sounding surname, the late Cuban singer Celia Cruz.