HOK Earns Sustainable Leadership Award
The firm has nine projects certified through the USGBC's LEED program.
Mairi Beautyman -- Interior Design, 5/9/2006 12:00:00 AM
For its early commitment and active contributions to sustainable design, global architecture firm Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK) takes home a 2006 Sustainable Leadership Award. Bestowed at the CoreNet Global Summit by CoreNet Global, the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the award is one of the most prestigious green awards in the design industry.
HOK, awarded in the Design Firms category, was lauded for its sustainable design leadership as articulated by “advocacy, mentoring and projects that reflect consistent commitment to the principles of sustainability in professional practice,” according to press material.
Sustainable undertakings for the firm include The HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design, a resource book published by John Wiley & Sons, and nine projects certified the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC)LEED program. The firm also employees more than 300 LEED accredited professionals, including the firm’s CEO, chairman, vice chairman and 52 percent of all management teams. For the past six years, HOK has made the "Top 10 Green Projects List," selected by the AIA Committee on the Environment.
The CoreNet Global Summit was held April 25 in Philadelphia. Sustainable Leadership Awards were also given to Texas Instruments (private sector: multinational company) and Herman Miller (private sector, company under $5 billion in sales annually).
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