Project Description


The assignment
With 25 offices on three continents, HOK is a world leader in global design, architecture, engineering, and planning.

Leapley’s task was the complete demolition of one 20,000 square foot floor of Class A office space, followed by an interior buildout that would reflect HOK’s own high standards and professional skill in the architecture industry.

The biggest challenge
HOK was on a sustainability mission: The vision for their renovated Atlanta office was for it to be designed, constructed, maintained, and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.


  • HOK now occupies a daylight filled LEED Gold certified office with advanced environmental controls, a modular design, and a floor plan that encourages physical movement.
  • The main reception area, a slender space that extends from the elevator core to the exterior window wall, gives visitors and the HOK receptionist maximum daylight while offering incredible vistas that enliven the environment with the energy and vibrancy of Atlanta.
  • A separate corridor or “racetrack” encourages travel around the floor without interrupting teamwork areas. Workstation clusters feature views of the outside, while private offices and meeting rooms use full glass partitions that allow light to spill into interior rooms. Throughout, modern, abstract light fixtures amplify the feeling of bright innovation.
  • In keeping with its environmental commitment, HOK Atlanta purchased Renewable Energy Credits to offset 100% of its energy usage for the first two years of occupancy, guaranteeing that the energy used is added to the power grid from a renewable energy facility.

Sustainability Highlights

  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Daylighting
  • Recycled, renewable, regional, and non-toxic materials
  • CFC free mechanical equipment
  • Recycling stations
  • 30% reused furniture
  • Outside air monitoring
  • Daylight harvesting

Project Type:
Corporate Interior

20,000 SF; One floor

Atlanta, GA

Real Estate:
Class A Office

Open, contemporary, sustainable