HOK Welcomes Peter Choi as a New Design Leader in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO—HOK has appointed Peter Choi, AIA, as principal-design in San Francisco. He is well-known in the design profession and has more than 30 years of experience as an architect and team leader on projects around the world.

Choi began his architectural career in New York City. Since 2005, he has worked as an architect in Seoul, South Korea, where his work won numerous design accolades. His experience includes 12 million square feet of completed construction projects in nine countries.

“I’m interested in timeless architecture—not trends,” said Choi. “Having worked and lived around the world, I think there is a universal architectural language that applies to all of humanity while still being appropriate for a particular location and time. This perfectly fits the design ethos of HOK, and I’m pleased to be coming back to the U.S. and joining such a creative, innovative team in San Francisco.”

“As we continue to expand our design team, we’re thrilled to welcome Peter,” said Paul Woolford, AIA, design principal for HOK in San Francisco. “His vast international experience and distinctive design point of view will greatly enrich our projects for clients in the Bay Area and beyond.”

Choi frequently writes and speaks about architecture and design. His community involvement includes participating as a member of the Seoul City Architecture Committee, which evaluates the plans for new city projects, and serving as a judge for numerous architecture competitions in South Korea. Additionally, he has served as an adjunct professor, lecturer and visiting critic at universities in South Korea and the United States.

Choi graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and a Master of Architecture II from Harvard University. He belongs to both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Korea Architects Association (KAA).

With offices around the globe, HOK designs buildings and spaces that respond to the needs of people and the environment. HOK designers are rooted in technical excellence, driven by imagination and focused on a solitary goal: to deliver solutions that inspire clients and communities.

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