In construction: HOK’s Dali Museum, in St. Petersburg, Florida PDF Print Email
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Tuesday, 21 December 2010 08:45
HOK-Dali-Museum-03With he opening for the project planned for January 11th, we wanted to share with our readers photographs of the work during construction, that we have recently received, along with some explanation that sheds the light about HOK's concept. The photographs give a glimpse of the architects and builders attention to details, and how the ideas on paper are translating into reality.

A cultural and artistic renaissance has officially surfaced among the white-capped waves and sailboats that rock gently along the waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg, Fla. The understated, conservative ambiance of the city’s past has quietly drifted out with the tide in sharp contrast to the now-apparent wave of change rising here.
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HOK Designs NASA’s Johnson Space Center PDF Print Email
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Monday, 06 December 2010 13:28

HOK's design for NASA's Building 20 at Johnson Space Center in Houston is a three-story 83,000-sq.ft contemporary office facility that has just achieved LEED® Platinum certification. Building 20 accommodates up to 520 employees in mostly open office space with access to daylight and views, and establishes a new, more collaborative workplace paradigm for NASA.
HOK-Johnson-01“NASA’s new green office building is designed to be 57 percent more energy efficient than a typical office building,” says Daniel Mills, HOK sustainability manager. In addition to cutting energy and water consumption and reducing waste, Building 20 will serve as a public showcase for high-performance, environmentally sound building design and construction at the Johnson Space Center.
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HOK-Designed King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia PDF Print Email
Academic
Monday, 26 April 2010 05:32

HOK_AIACoteSubmittal12aKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, designed by global architectural firm HOK, has been selected as one of the 2010 "Top Ten Green Projects" by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE). The annual awards program honors sustainable projects resulting from an integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology.

The project is a new international, graduate-level research university established to drive innovation in science and technology and to support world-class research in areas such as energy and the environment. As Saudi Arabia's first LEED certified project and the world's largest LEED-NC Platinum project, KAUST is a new international, graduate-level research university established to drive innovation in science and technology and to support world-class research in areas such as energy and the environment.

All photographs: © JB Picoulet
All plans and Renderings: © HOK

Last Updated on Monday, 26 April 2010 08:14
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HOK-Designed Terminal at Indianapolis International Airport PDF Print Email
Civic
Wednesday, 24 February 2010 09:38

HOK-Designed Terminal at Indianapolis International Airport, which debuted in 2008, was the first designed with new security protocols following the 9/11 attacks.
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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 March 2010 11:44
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Just opened: HOK-Designed Sheraton Incheon Hotel in New Songdo City, Korea PDF Print Email
Hospitality
Wednesday, 23 December 2009 06:00

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The new 300-room, five-star-rated Sheraton Incheon Hotel recently opened in New Songdo City, Korea, offering a new state-of-the-art facility in the heart of a new urban center. HOK provided architectural design, landscape design and sustainable design services for the new 500,000-square-foot, LEED® certified hotel.

Adjacent to the city's new Convention Center, the Northeast Asia Trade Tower and a large retail mall, the hotel is connected to the buildings through a series of plazas and landscaped areas, and underground by a parking structure spanning the site.

The tower section of the hotel includes 300 guestrooms and suites, a presidential suite and an executive lounge on the top floor. Hotel amenities, including ballrooms, function rooms, spa, gym, pool, restaurants and bar, are located on the five lower levels of the wing adjacent to the tower.

 

All photographs by Gale International

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2009 11:10
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City of Anaheim Selects Hok Los Angeles and Parsons Brinckerhoff to Design and Create the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center PDF Print Email
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Tuesday, 14 July 2009 06:55

The Los Angeles office of HOK, a global architecture design firm, and Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, engineering and program/construction management organization, announced its combined team was selected by the Anaheim City Council and Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) to design phase one of the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC). The 66,000-square-foot structure features an iconic 180-foot archway offering expansive skyline views and will stand out as a landmark throughout the region.
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The intermodal transportation hub is a sustainable transportation facility linking commuter and regional rail service as well as intercity bus, taxi and local transit. Future phases will expand the center to accommodate California high-speed rail to destinations such as San Francisco and Sacramento and serve as the terminus for the super-speed train between Las Vegas and Southern California.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 July 2009 07:22
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Designed by Hok, Phase One of a Medical Research Facility for the University of Wisconsin Is Complete PDF Print Email
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Friday, 10 July 2009 07:17

HOK_WIMRThe first of three phases for the new Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR) at the University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Medicine and Public Health has been completed. Phase One of the project included master planning and building design by HOK of a 469,000-square-foot East Tower at the center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison health sciences campus. Milwaukee-based Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Inc. (ZAS) served as architect of record.

The new seven-story tower houses the UW Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center – one of the leading cancer research facilities in the U.S. It also accommodates Radiation and Imaging Sciences, Orthopedics and Regenerative Medicine Research, Medical Physics, and a Vivarium.

The building’s research floors feature state-of-the-art, open-plan laboratory benches located adjacent to principal investigator office suites. Light-filled, two-story conference rooms, lounges, and meeting spaces are situated throughout each research laboratory floor.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 July 2009 07:32
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HOK and Biomimicry Guild Form Alliance to Integrate Nature's Innovations in Design PDF Print Email
News
Monday, 15 September 2008 12:36

HOK and Biomimicry Guild Form Alliance to Integrate Nature's Innovations in the Design of Buildings, Communities and Cities Worldwide. Relationship will expand mainstream application of bio-inspired design; projects under way in India, with developing opportunities in North America and The Middle East.
 

HOK and the Biomimicry Guild have forged a first-of-its-kind alliance linking the natural and built environment. This exclusive relationship between one of the world's largest architectural design firms and the only bio-inspired innovation company will integrate nature's innovations in the planning and design of buildings, communities and cities worldwide.

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HOK-Designed Museum earns LEED® Silver from U.S. Green Building Council PDF Print Email
Museums
Monday, 11 February 2008 03:43

building_winter_scene.jpg The Wild Center/Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, a new museum complex in Tupper Lake, New York, has earned distinction as the first LEED certified museum in the State of New York.

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) system is the recognized international benchmark in green building design and construction.

Through a series of integrated sustainable strategies that are expected to save between 20 percent and 30 percent of its normal operating costs, The Wild Center exceeded the base LEED certification to earn a Silver distinction. The LEED system provides a roadmap for measuring and documenting sustainability across six categories: sustainable site including construction activity pollution prevention; water efficiency; energy and atmosphere; materials and resources; indoor environmental quality; and innovation and design process.

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 November 2009 17:49
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