HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Through a network of 24 offices, HOK provides design excellence and innovation to create places that enrich people's lives and help clients succeed. Life at HOK is a group blog authored by the firm’s creative people across the world. Visit hoklife.com.

Virtual Reality | HOK Sep 10, 2018

Virtual reality as a design tool: What we've learned and where we're going

Given the dizzying speed in which the technology has caught on, it’s worth taking a moment to look at what we’ve learned to date about VR and discuss how it fits into the future of architecture and design.

Sports and Recreational Facilities | HOK Aug 18, 2017

Video: Designing the ideal rugby stadium

HOK invited four world-class rugby players into its London studio to discuss what they would like to see in the rugby stadiums of the future.

Green | HOK May 2, 2017

Green buildings don't have to cost more

What impact does sustainable design have on owners with a finite construction budget or developers who won’t own the building after construction?

Office Buildings | Life at HOK Apr 21, 2015

How to create an 'emotionally intelligent' workplace

Emotional intelligence is the leading predictor of performance in the workplace and the strongest driver of leadership and personal excellence.

Office Buildings | Life at HOK Feb 6, 2015

6 factors steering workplace design at financial services firms

Grossly underutilized space and a lack of a mobility strategy are among the trends identified by HOK based on its research of 11 top-tier financial services firms.

| Life at HOK Jan 6, 2015

Airports apply technology to maximize hospitality

Technology is transforming the guest experience and enabling designers to reimagine a new hospitality-oriented destination airport terminal.

| Life at HOK Dec 28, 2014

The future of airport terminal design: destination status, five-star amenities, stress-free travel

Taking a cue from the hospitality industry, airport executives are seeking to make their facilities feel more like destinations, writes HOK's Richard Gammon.

| Life at HOK Nov 17, 2014

Hospitality at the workplace: 5 ways hotels are transforming the office

During the past five years, the worlds of hospitality and corporate real estate have undergone an incredible transformation. The traditional approach toward real estate asset management has shifted to a focus on offerings that accommodate mobility, changing demographics, and technology, writes HOK's Eva Garza.

| Life at HOK Oct 13, 2014

The mindful workplace: How employees can manage stress at the office

I have spent the last several months writing about healthy workplaces. My research lately has focused on stress—how we get stressed and ways to manage it through meditation and other mindful practices, writes HOK's Leigh Stringer.

| Life at HOK Sep 9, 2014

Using Facebook to transform workplace design

As part of our ongoing studies of how building design influences human behavior in today’s social media-driven world, HOK’s workplace strategists had an idea: Leverage the power of social media to collect data about how people feel about their workplaces and the type of spaces they need to succeed.


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