Virtual Open House Series - HOK

  • Date

    Thursday, September 23 2021

  • Time

    5:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Location

Join the AIA|DC Urban Design Committee & Technology Committee for our 2021 Open House Series at leading architectural and urban design firms in DC as they virtually showcase projects currently in planning, design, or construction phases. 

Event 4: HOK, DC

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00 pm  

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 1,600 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.

In Washington, DC since 1968, HOK has had over 100 people in its Georgetown office. HOK’s Washington, DC team offers experience in almost every sector: government, healthcare, corporate, education, science + technology, culture, retail, hospitality, and residential. Architects, interior designers, landscape architects, planners, graphic designers, space programmers, and sustainable designers work in collaboration, drawing upon international HOK specialists for added value.

This event will be hosted on, the details of which will be shared upon registration.  Attendees will gain awareness of the changes that are taking place in the AEC industry through design practices. This is an opportunity for the architectural community to see the current and future projects that can potentially transform the District, region, the nation, and the world.

**This series is held on consecutive Thursdays in September**

09/02/2021 Event 1 : Perkins Eastman 

09/09/2021 Event 2 : Perkins&Will

09/16/2021 Event 3 : AECOM

09/23/2021 Event 4 : HOK

You must be registered to attend.

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Roger Schwabacher AIA, LEED AP BD+C – Senior Principal, Design

As a Senior Principal with global architecture firm HOK, Roger Schwabacher's work encompasses urban design, sustainable design and architectural design.  His projects, including three U.S. Embassies and master plans for up to 400,000 residents, have been published in Architectural Record, The Washington Post, Inform: Architecture & Design, ENR, Middle East Architect, ArchDaily, The Architect’s Newspaper, Cityscape, GB+D and Faith & Form.

He received four awards including the 2013 ENR Best Public Building Award, the 2013 AIA Maryland Citation Award and the 2014 AIA Virginia Honor Award for the NOAA Center for Climate and Weather Prediction; the 2015 U.S. Green Building Council Project of the Year Award for Three Constitution Square; and six awards including the 2014 Faith & Form Honor Award for Religious Architecture, the 2016 German Design Council Iconic Award, the 2016 Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award and the 2016 AIA Washington DC Award of Excellence in Urban Design and Master Planning for the KAPSARC Residential Community. His design for KAPSARC was the first and is still the largest LEED for Homes project outside of North America.

He is a member of the Global HOK Design Board, the University of Maryland School of Architecture Board of Visitors, the American Institute of Architects and the U.S. Green Building Council.

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explore how architecture, urban design, landscape design and planning contribute to the vibrancy of the cities
  • Discuss how design projects interact with and contribute to the theme of “happy cities” 
  • Explain and identify strategies for incorporating technology and best practices of design into architectural and planning projects; and
  • Explore how various urban design and architectural projects are transforming the district and other cities around the world

Organized by: AIA|DC Urban Design Committee & Technology Committee

Sponsored by: HOK


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