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211 N. Broadway
Suite 700
St. Louis, MO 63102 United States

Additional Offices:
Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Dubai
More office locations at: http://www.hok.com/

Number of employees: 1600

Services: Consulting, Conservation, Engineering (structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection), façade design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Construction Services, Lighting Design, Sustainable Design, Interiors

History: Gyo Obata while studying architecture under Minoru Yamasaki, designer of the World Trade Center, met George Kassabaum and the two struck up a partnership that was the beginning of HOK. In 1955 the first HOK building was created, a public school building in St. Louis. The first years after the formation of the company, HOK designed mostly school buildings and got its first big break in 1961 when it was commisioned to design the Edwardsville campus of the University of Southern Illinois. HOK continued to grow and open more offices across the United States through the 60s and 70s. In 1984 the company reached a new milestone when they opened their first international office, in Hong Kong. By the 1990s, the firm was well established as a prominent architectural and engineering firm capable of executing large-scale projects including many sports facilities such as Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland in 1992.


King Abdullah University of Science and Technology,  largest LEED NC-Platinum project ever built.

Indianapolis International Airport Colonel H. Weir Cook Terminal

California State University, Fullerton Steven G. Mihaylo Hall

Samsung Electronics R&D Building R4

Edificio Malecon Office Tower


Written by Laura Enger

January 19, 2012 at 8:08 pm

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Arcadis/Malcolm Pirnie/RTKL

Arcadis/Malcolm Pirnie/ RTKL


U.S. Headquarters:
630 Plaza Drive
Suite 200
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Tel: 720.344.3500

Services: BIM and 4D Modeling, Commissioning, Construction Claims Consulting, Program and Construction Management, Sustainable Building Services, Planning and Permitting, Renewable Energy Solutions

Employees: More than 28,000 people in over 70 countries.

History: In 1888 the firm was first formed  as an association for wasteland redevolopment and continued with these services until its expansion into rural development in 1925. The firm was at first only confined to services in the United States and it was in 1959 that the services of the company were offered internationally. The firm expanded and began to offer services in urban development and the environment in the sixties and seventies. In the ninties the company began to expand into Europe and merged with the firm Geraghty & Miller.


Bowie City Hall

Westfield San Francisco Centre

China Science and Technology Museum

The Gateway at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Emirates Stadium

Written by Laura Enger

January 19, 2012 at 7:49 pm

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CH2M HILL World Headquarters
9191 South Jamaica Street
Englewood, CO 80112

Other locations: http://www.ch2m.com/corporate/worldwide/locations_finder.asp

Services: Architecture and planning, energy management and planning, engineer-procure-construct, design-build, environmental management and planning, industrial safety, program and construction management, site/infrastructure planning, sustainable solutions

History: The idea of creating CH2M Hill came from four Oregon State University students; Holly Cornell, James Howland, and T. Burke Hayes in the 1930s. These men partnered together in 1946 in Corvallis, Oregon and were known as CH2M and sought out clients who were in need of engineering or consulting solutions. In 1971 CH2M merged with Clair A. Hill & Ass. and became known as CH2M Hill. The company continued to grow in coming years and established a presence and growing reputation on the east coast and in Canada and in the 1980s expanded to become a well known international firm. Through the company’s growth and acquirement of several other companies, they have been able to expand to provide other services such as environmental work and services in the oil and gas industry. CH2M has been bought by Jacobs Engineering Group.


Sustainable Factory Design for Nike

Nebraska Center for Virology


Expansion and Upgrades to Molecular Probes Research Facility

White Oak Semiconductor

Written by Laura Enger

January 19, 2012 at 7:33 pm

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Taller de Arquitectura, Ricardo Bofill

Av. Industria, 14
08960 Sant Just Desvern (Barcelona) SPAIN
Other headquarter locations:

Contact Information:
Phone. +34 93 499 99 00
Fax: +34 93 499 99 50

Areas of Speciality:
Urban Design
Landscape Design

History of Taller de Arquitectura:

Taller de Arquitectura is an architecture firm founded by Ricardo Bofill in 1963. It is a group of architects, engineers, sociologists and philosophers with headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. The team works on a variety of projects including city planning, transport, housing, offices and landscape design in many countries across the world. Taller de Arquitectura has shown their skill in design by creating many buildings that reflect properties of their surroundings with modern touches, and coming up with creative solutions to issues like low income housing as demonstrated by the design of Walden 7. The team has shown its diverse skills by working with a variety of styles and projects, including the cubic design of Kafka’s Castle, and the renovation of an old cement factory into the team’s headquarters in Barcelona.

Bofill’s History:

Ricardo Bofill, the founder of Taller de Arquitectura, was born in Barcelona in 1939. He studied architecture in Geneva, Switzerland. Bofill worked with his father who was also an architect until he formed the multidisciplinary Taller de Arquitectura firm. Bofill’s early works can be classified as Neo-Expressionism and Neo-Realism, once the firm was founded, the team began to experiment with many other styles of design.

Selected Works:

Cartier Head Office

A Coruna Convention and Exhibition Center

Costes K Hotel

Casablanca Twin Center

Landmark Building




Written by Laura Enger

September 1, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Posted in Architects