News | 07/19/2012
HOK has topped the list of 10 architectural firms most admired for sustainable design by the members of the Design Futures Council (DFC) in its annual sustainable design survey.
For the third year in a row, the Design Futures Council and its DesignIntelligence blog have ranked HOK as the most-admired firm in the world for its leadership in sustainable and high-performance design. .
"HOK is a firm often cited for making a difference. ... HOK is recognized for breaking new ground with clear, practical and inspirational leadership. HOK staff is admired for its compelling case studies, engaging thought leadership, and insights that lead to making wise decisions to benefit the planet's future condition, " James Cramer, co-chair of the DFC and founding editor of DesignIntelligence wrote.
HOK's Global Director of Sustainable Design Mary Ann Lazarus, who was recently named a senior fellow by the council, was named to a list of "notable outliers who have signal influence and voice, promoting sustainable design in their own spheres of community.
The Design Futures Council is an interdisciplinary international network of design, product, and construction leaders exploring global trends, challenges, and opportunities to advance innovation and shape the future of the industry and environment. Members include leading architecture and design firms, dynamic manufacturers, service providers, and forward-thinking AEC firms of all sizes that take an active interest in their future. A distinguished body of design thought leaders serves as the DFC Executive Board.