Design Details Revealed for Salt Lake Bees’ New Triple-A Ballpark
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by Annie Merrill
3d ago
Miller Sports + Entertainment has released renderings showcasing Daybreak Field at America First Square, the new home for the Salt Lake Bees, a Triple-A Minor League Baseball team. The ballpark, designed by HOK, is set to open in the spring of 2025 in downtown Daybreak, Salt Lake Valley’s fastest-growing suburb. Located in South Jordan, Utah, the master-planned community is easily accessible for fans across the Wasatch Front and is walkable and bikeable for many residents. The three-story ballpark complements Daybreak’s architecture, featuring a brick and concrete foundation that transitions t ..read more
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Reaching New Heights: The Growth and Impact of Women’s Sports
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by Annie Merrill
3d ago
HOK’s female sports venue designers and engineers discuss the momentum in women’s sports and its influence on facility design. The last 12 months have been electric for women’s sports. Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese have almost single-handedly changed the landscape of women’s basketball, setting records for ticket sales and ratings, first in the NCAA and now in the WNBA. The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team attracted a record crowd for their friendly match in Atlanta this spring, and participation in youth sports among girls reached its highest level since 2013. We’ve also witnessed several mi ..read more
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HOK Partners with Yuva Unstoppable on the Design of New Primary School Oka Mumbai
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by Chad Garrison
2w ago
Philanthropic project will create safe and inspiring learning space for up to 200 students. Under the auspices of HOK Impact, its corporate social responsibility program, HOK’s London studio has helped shape the design of a new primary school in Mumbai, India. The design team collaborated closely with leaders from Yuva Unstoppable, an organization dedicated to improving education infrastructure across India. Located in the district of Kharghar on the edge of the rapidly expanding city of Mumbai, the coeducational school will be a safe and inspirational place for up to 200 students. Currently u ..read more
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AEG Europe Secures Planning Permission for New Edinburgh Park Arena
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by John Gilmore
3w ago
The City of Edinburgh Council has granted planning permission to AEG Europe for a new 8,500-capacity arena in Edinburgh Park. The decision marks a significant milestone in the development of Scotland’s newest state-of-the-art live entertainment venue, set to inject £520 million per year into the local economy and create over 1,300 jobs. HOK is serving as lead design consultant and project architect for the new venue. The design will deliver a fully flexible arena, accommodating a diverse range of entertainment events, from sports and fully standing end-stage performances at maximum capacity to ..read more
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HOK Designs Interiors for Mutual of Omaha’s New Headquarters
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by Punam Shallenberger
1M ago
Construction is underway on Mutual of Omaha’s new 44-story headquarters in downtown Omaha. HOK is leading the interior design, which will create a space accommodating a range of work styles, including in-person, remote and hybrid formats. At approximately 800,000 square feet, the headquarters marks a significant milestone for Mutual of Omaha as the company expands its national reach and adapts to the evolving nature of work. HOK’s design creates a dynamic, flexible environment that promotes productivity, creativity and well-being while anticipating the changing needs of the workforce. To under ..read more
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Resilient Cities: Design Strategies for Safeguarding Communities
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by Chad Garrison
1M ago
HOK resiliency experts share how communities and residents can prepare for risks related to global warming and societal stressors. Cities around the world are confronting threats from climate change and societal challenges brought on by migration, public health crises and new ways of working. Resilient design and planning can help communities navigate these threats and safeguard lives and property. In a recent LinkedIn Live panel, HOK designers and planners shared how they are approaching resiliency in their communities. Watch the full discussion below or skip down to a few key takeaways. 1 ..read more
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HOK Announces 2024 Diversity by Design Scholarship Recipients
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by John Gilmore
1M ago
The scholarships reinforce the firm’s commitment to fostering greater diversity within the architectural profession. For 2024, HOK has awarded $100,000 in scholarships to 10 outstanding students from a range of universities known for their dedication to educating diverse design students. The 2024 scholarship presentation marks the fourth year of the Diversity by Design program, which has consistently grown since its inception in 2021. With this year’s 10 scholarships at $10,000 each, HOK has now invested a cumulative total of $370,000 into the initiative since launching the scholarship program ..read more
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HOK Leaders to Present at the AIA 2024 Conference on Architecture
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by Jonathon Lin
1M ago
HOK architects, designers and planners will present panelists, projects tours and events at A’24, the annual AIA Conference in Washington D.C. from June 5-8. The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Conference on Architecture brings together the AEC industry’s leading professionals to define and design the future. HOK leaders will serve as panelists on a variety of topics from regenerative design to workplace design strategies. Kimberly Dowdell, HOK’s director of strategic relationships and AIA’s 2024 President, will participate in a feature Q&A panel on architecture and design. The ses ..read more
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HOK Strengthens its Aviation + Transportation Group Leadership
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by Katie Neese
2M ago
HOK has promoted Kirtan Patel, AIA, LEED GA, and Albert Kaneshiro, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA, to regional leaders of Aviation + Transportation for its Northeast and Southwest practices, respectively. Patel and Kaneshiro will work with HOK’s directors of Aviation + Transportation Kaven Swan, Paul Auguste, AIA, NOMA, Matt Needham, AIA, DBIA, and Luke Bridle, AIA, LEED BD+C, ENV SP, and additional group leaders, to strengthen the firm’s presence and expertise on the East and West U.S. coasts. “Kirtan and Albert are exceptional leaders with extensive backgrounds in complex aviation and transpor ..read more
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Rashida Mogri Selected to Urban Land Institute’s Health Leaders Network
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by Chad Garrison
2M ago
The senior sustainable design specialist from HOK’s Houston studio joins 30 international leaders working to improve health and equity outcomes in the built environment. HOK’s Rashida Mogri has been selected to Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2024 Health Leaders Network. This marks the seventh cohort ULI has impaneled to examine strategies for improving public health and social equity. Participants in this year’s cohort includes academics, designers, planners, healthcare providers, social workers, fund managers and more. “What I appreciate about the cohort is how it draws people from across backg ..read more
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