Globe Watch | September 2014
Back with a bang
HOK has agreed to acquire Kansas City-based 360 Architecture, which will bring the St Louis-based global architecture firm back into the sports and entertainment market. HOK President Bill Hellmuth said in a statement that 360´s 180 employees and its offices in Kansas City; Columbus, Ohio; and San Francisco will become part of HOK. HOK provides architecture, design, engineering and planning services worldwide through 23 offices and is one of the largest privately held companies in St Louis, with total 2013 revenue of $409 million. It has more than 1,600 total employees, of whom some 172 are in St Louis. HOK has 397 licensed architects firmwide, 34 of whom are in St Louis. HOK ran a sports practice, HOK Sport Venue Event, from 1983 to 2008. That practice in 2009 split off to form Kansas City-based sports architecture firm Populous.
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