Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Eagle has Landed

It has been an eventful month of December for me. I have left SOM and have joined HOK in New York as a Senior Associate. Who is HOK?...

HOK is a global provider of planning, design and delivery solutions for the built environment. Since the firm's founding in 1955, HOK has developed into one of the world's largest, most diverse and respected design practices. We employ more than 2,000 professionals linked across a global network of 23 offices on three continents. Industry surveys consistently rank HOK among the leading firms in numerous building types, specialties and regions, and we have earned many awards and honors for our projects, people and practice.
Our New York office has also been ranked #13 "Best Places to Work" in Crain's New York Business! Read the profile - watch the video.

I will be working on buildingSMART initiatives throughout the firm and will be sharing some of my stories with you here on my blog. One of the many aspects which drew me to the firm is their appreciation of social media. Take a look at the HOKLife blog as well as the HOKNetwork YouTube channel for an informal peek into the company culture.

Wishing you all Happy Holidays and a healthy, prosperous New Year!



  1. Congratulations James on the new position and other recent announcements. Heartening to hear about the role you'll play at HOK NY - especially at such a critical time for BIM and IPD. Others ought to be inspired to hear that you were able to create this role for yourself in the current climate. I participate in the BIM/IPD group meeting monthly at HOK Chicago and always feel inspired in their working environment. Best to you in the new year!

  2. Congrats James! Keep pushing :) Some of us are finding it hard to push the BIM agenda in this economic climate, even though firms love to use "BIM" and "IPD" very frequently in their marketing material. Hopefully we'll all be racing once again in the coming year, upping our implementation efforts. Congrats to HOK for grabbing ya!

  3. Congrats on the new position at HOK. I thought you'd be heading there. Next time I'm in NYC I'll be able to see how good it is there. Merry Xmas & Happy New Year mate...

  4. Welcome to HOK James. We are very excited to have you here.