HOK to Acquire 360 Architecture
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360 Architecture is one of the world's leading designers of stadiums, ballparks, arenas, recreation and wellness centers, and mixed-use entertainment districts. The more than 180-person firm, which also specializes in the design of corporate and commercial office buildings, government and civic facilities, and restaurants, was founded in
"As a global design leader, it's important for HOK to offer clients design excellence in sports architecture," said
After starting HOK Sport in 1983, HOK became a pioneer in redefining sports facilities and the fan experience. HOK spun off its sports practice in 2008. Expected to be finalized by the end of October, the acquisition of 360 Architecture will provide immediate benefits to both firms' clients worldwide as HOK re-enters the sports and entertainment market.
"Joining HOK enables us to take advantage of an exceptionally strong global platform and to expand our sports facility design practice while offering our clients additional expertise in other markets," said
360 Architecture works with leading professional sports franchises and civic organizations across
In the higher education sector, 360 Architecture is playing a major role in the design of
"360 Architecture is a progressive design firm that has helped lead the transformation of sports architecture," said HOK President
The new HOK sports and entertainment practice will draw on the firm's expertise in markets including hospitality, retail, residential, transportation, education, civic and cultural, convention center and corporate environments to provide clients highly integrated solutions and create the best possible venues, cities and regions.
"Our shared vision of collaborating across specialties and markets will strengthen the approach that has been so important to our clients' success," added
Along with Schrock and Waggoner, 360 Architecture senior principals who will join HOK include
Other notable sports projects in which 360 Architecture has played a significant role include
Additional prominent 360 Architecture projects include new Class A office space for
HOK's addition of 360 Architecture expands on the firm's recent growth. In
HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Through a network of 23 offices worldwide, HOK provides design excellence and innovation to create places that enrich people's lives and help clients succeed. For five consecutive years, DesignIntelligence has ranked HOK as a leader in sustainable and high-performance design.