Bill Hellmuth has been appointed to the position of chief executive officer of US-headquartered architecture firm, HOK.
He replaces long-standing CEO Patrick MacLeamy, who will become the company’s chairman as part of a planned succession process first announced in January 2016.
Hellmuth, who operates from HOK’s Washington DC studio, has beenHOK’s president since 2005. Despite his promotion to CEO, he will continue in his role as president and design principal.
Commenting on his latest role, Hellmuth said: “I joined HOK in 1991 to be part of a practice that had the opportunity to do the best design work of its time. We’re now creating design solutions that address some of the world’s greatest challenges.
“We’ll continue broadening the scope of our creativity and problem solvuing, and using design thinking to strengthen our design culture. This will continue to attract the best people and clients to HOK,” he added.
HOK’s current projects in the Middle East include the 80-storey Capital Market Authority Tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the 74-storey Abu Dhabi National Oil Company(ADNOC) Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The company boasts projects in 75 countries at present.