Archinect - News 2014-04-24T10:57:40-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/88153937/dubai-chosen-for-world-expo-2020-with-hok-led-master-plan Dubai chosen for World Expo 2020 with HOK-led master plan Justine Testado 2013-12-05T18:48:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T20:13:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rd/rdp736jptmbmnjxk.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dubai won the bid to host the World Expo 2020, being the first Middle Eastern city selected in the Expo's 160-year history. HOK, in partnership with Populous and Arup, led the design team that developed the master plan, themed "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future." Their proposal won against those from Brazil, Russia, and Turkey. The 1,082-acre (438-hectare) Expo site is equidistant from Abu Dhabi and Dubai, next to the new Al Maktoum International Airport and near the Jebel Ali Port.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ul/ul30ndh242zrqqin.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qs/qs7dd5gvdxppm7cm.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images: HOK</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62390166/hok-team-selected-to-design-new-global-hub-for-biomedical-research-in-italy HOK Team Selected to Design New Global Hub for Biomedical Research in Italy Archinect 2012-11-29T11:48:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T18:58:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f07uqmd7opq0716g.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> HOK has been selected as lead architect for the Ri.MED Biomedical Research and Biotechnology Center (BRBC) near Palermo, Sicily, in Southern Italy. HOK&rsquo;s team was selected from a field of 14 entrants in an international design competition.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/415mh38nafyjigps.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Plans for the 334,000-square-foot (31,000-square-meter) facility were unveiled on Nov. 27 in Palermo, Sicily, in an event attended by Italian political leaders including Prime Minister Mario Monti and Rosario Crocetta, president of the Region of Sicily. Leaders from UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), the University of Pittsburgh, the Ri.MED Foundation and HOK also attended the event.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2mf4t4yz9ite610.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The $269 million (210 million-euro), world-class research facility will be a global hub for biomedical research and development. Managed by UPMC, the facility&rsquo;s focus on translational science will move research quickly from the lab to the marketplace. The ultimate goal is to prevent or cure diseases while improving the quality of life and life...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/37617832/hok-principal-gerry-gilmore-dies HOK principal Gerry Gilmore dies Archinect 2012-02-10T18:13:00-05:00 >2012-10-01T17:54:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ae/ae9af3dc20d2762cbd4e798183732e09.jpg" width="300" height="312" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Gilmore's specialty was marketing. During his 40 years with HOK, he helped the firm grow from a young St. Louis architectural office into a national and global powerhouse. He played a key role in public projects including the America's Center and its expansion, the Edward Jones Dome, the Thomas Eagleton U.S. Courthouse, the St. Louis County Justice Center, Terminal 2 at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/25825606/interview-with-hok-s-yann-weymouth-on-the-salvador-dali-museum-in-florida Interview with HOK's Yann Weymouth on the Salvador Dali Museum in Florida DianePham 2011-10-31T13:04:00-04:00 >2012-10-01T17:54:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2a8vjnps7lppikus.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this year we reported on the opening of the stunning Salvador Dal&iacute; Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida... We recently sat down with principal architect and Senior Vice President of HOK Yann Weymouth who enlightened us on the intricacies of the design, and what it took to get the museum built.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/15166434/big-name-semi-finalists-for-the-st-petersburg-pier-design-competition Big Name Semi-Finalists for the St. Petersburg Pier Design Competition Phillip Crosby 2011-07-30T10:35:00-04:00 >2012-10-01T17:55:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ov/ovn8t4911bgdsk21.jpg" width="514" height="201" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six New York City firms were selected, including BIG, which Saitowitz said had designs of past projects that were "jaw dropping."</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Friday, a five-member panel narrowed down a list of 23 firms and teams competing to design a new $50 million Pier to nine semifinalists. They are:</p> <ul><li> West 8 Urban Design, New York City</li> <li> Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles</li> <li> BIG, New York City</li> <li> James Corner Field Operations, New York City</li> <li> HOK, Tampa</li> <li> Frederic Schwartz, New York City</li> <li> Weiss/Manfredi Architectural/Landscape/Urbanism, NYC</li> <li> Farshid Moussavi Architecture, London</li> <li> !melk Urban Design, NYC</li> </ul>