Morning Headlines: Center City Lands Largest US-Based Architecture and Engineering Firm

HOK, an internationally acclaimed firm, will open a Philadelphia office at One Logan Square.

Screenshot of the Four Seasons at Logan Square via Google Street View

One Logan Square, via Google Street  View

One Logan Square is about to get another big-time tenant. HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm, is setting up a Philadelphia office on the Ben Franklin Parkway, reports Natalie Kostelni of Philadelphia Business Journal.

HOK–the largest architecture and engineering firm based in the US–will initially bring 40 jobs to their new office and seek to “grow from there.”

The firm received no financial incentives from Philadelphia though it will be eligible for the city’s job creation tax credit.

Their impressive portfolio includes projects from all over the globe, including the Salvadore Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, multiple arenas and stadiums and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology–Saudi Arabia’s first LEED certified project and also the largest LEED certified project in the world.

According to their website, HOK employs over 1,800 people in 25 offices over three continents.

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