St. Louis — HOK has been named one of St. Louis’ 2018 Top Workplaces by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The firm placed #19 in the mid-size company category.

The honorees are selected annually based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of the workplace culture, including alignment, execution and connection.

“Our office has flourished over the past several years,” said Margaret McDonald, marketing principal and a vice president for HOK’s St. Louis practice. “We have added dozens of people and won several high-profile design commissions with terrific clients. For our own people to acknowledge and celebrate the positive culture they have helped built here by ranking us highly in these awards is a great honor.”

HOK’s St. Louis practice has nearly 200 people working on a range of projects across the country. It was established in 1955 as the firm’s founding office. McDonald is part of a leadership team that includes principals Eli Hoisington and Angelo Arzano.

“We’re committed to providing our staff with industry-leading perks and opportunities for professional development,” said Stacy Krell, senior human resources manager. “We want to encourage and empower them to succeed and to use design to make a difference in the world.”

Current and recent design projects for HOK’s St. Louis practice include the 4220 Duncan and @4240 buildings at the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis; the BJC Healthcare Washington University School of Medicine Campus Renewal Project in St. Louis; and Destination Medical Center’s Discovery Square (in association with Mayo Clinic) in Rochester, Minnesota.