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Carl Galioto is appointed president of HOK

Global design, architecture and engineering firm HOK has appointed Carl Galioto as president of the firm, who previously held the position of managing principal of HOK’s New York and Philadelphoa offices, as well as being a member of the firm’s executive committee.

He also serves on HOK’s board of directors and leads its technical board, which includes HOK”s virtual design and construction initiative, buildingSMART. He is also Fellow of the Institute of Architects.

“I joined HOK in 2009 to be part of the design firm whose core values of sustainable design and focus on human well-being are those that I share,” said Galioto.

“Our teams create designs that benefit people’s quality of life: new workplaces, research facilities, airports….all the building blocks of society. I’m honored to take on this new role and to help direct the firm’s future,” he added.

Galioto will work directly with CEO Bill Hellmuth, who has now assumed the role of chairman.

“Carl is extremely well-qualified to assume this position,” said Hellmuth. “In addition to overseeing the significant growth of our practice in Northern U.S., he has led HOK’s buildingSMART program to improve how buildings are conceived, designed, fabricated and built. I look forward to continuining to collaborate with him and the rest of our senior staff leadership team to serve our clients, employees and communities.”

Galioto is a graduate of Pratt Institute, and is active in civic and professional efforts in New York. He also serves on the boards of the New York Building Congress and the ACE Mentor program.

In Abu Dhabi, HOK has recently completed Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (ADNOC) new headquarters which embodies a “less is more” philosophy.

The first phase of HOK’s Bahrain Water Garden City project is also nearing completion.