HOK Tapestry will expand HOK’s list of qualified partners, enabling the global design leader to curate better project teams and foster greater equity within the AEC industry.

CHICAGO — HOK is furthering its leadership role in the architecture, engineering and construction industry with the creation of HOK Tapestry. The online portal (hoktapestry.com) allows firms seeking to collaborate with HOK to upload their profile and qualifications into the database HOK uses to assemble project teams.

Information entered into HOK Tapestry will enable HOK project managers to curate the best partnering firms based on the client’s specific project goals. With HOK Tapestry, HOK seeks to expand its list of potential partners and bring greater equity to its project teams.

“The HOK Tapestry platform allows us to accomplish many goals,” said Kimberly Dowdell, director of business development for HOK’s Chicago studio. “It will improve our productivity, strengthen our project teams, fulfill clients’ needs, and advance diversity within the profession.”

HOK Tapestry is for all project collaborators—from small businesses and minority- and women-owned enterprises to large organizations that HOK has partnered with in the past. Businesses registered with HOK Tapestry will also be invited to participate in programming designed to help HOK’s partner firms build capacity and expand future business opportunities.

“HOK Tapestry continues our firm’s history of being a smart and supportive partner for our clients and project collaborators,” said HOK Chairman and CEO Bill Hellmuth. “We look forward to seeing how the tool will continue our legacy of pushing the industry forward.”

HOK Tapestry is now open for registration at hoktapestry.com. Tapestry partnership discussions and educational programming will begin later this spring.

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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