SAN FRANCISCO – Mike Retford, AIA, has joined HOK in San Francisco as director of justice for the West Coast region. His responsibilities include leading justice projects in California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Arizona, Utah and Nevada.
“We are excited that Mike has joined us at HOK,” said Jeff Goodale, HOK senior vice president and director of justice. “He is one of the country’s most respected, knowledgeable justice design professionals, and his expertise brings many benefits to our clients.”
Retford, who joins HOK from AECOM, has more than 30 years of experience working as principal, project manager and project architect on justice facilities.
HOK’s Justice team designs police facilities, crime labs and emergency operations centers, courthouses, detention and correctional centers, and reintegration facilities. Its design strategies improve the operations, aesthetics, sustainability and social purpose of these buildings. Recent justice projects include the Claybank Adult Detention Facility Expansion, the Richard E. Arnason Courthouse, the San Francisco Public Safety Building and the San Mateo Replacement Jail.
HOK is a global architectural firm that provides planning and design solutions for high-performance, sustainable buildings and communities. Through its collaborative network of 25 offices worldwide, the firm delivers design excellence and innovation to clients globally. Founded in 1955, HOK’s expertise includes architecture, engineering, interiors, strategic facility planning, consulting, lighting, graphics, and construction services. HOK has provided design services on several San Francisco Bay Area landmarks including Levi’s Plaza, the original George R. Moscone Center, the Museum of Modern Art and the Asian Art Museum.