Elevating Innovation, Sustainability, and Collaboration in Commercial Architecture
In the ever-evolving world of architecture and design, firms seek visionary leaders to drive innovation and excellence. NBBJ, a global leader in design and architecture, recently made a significant stride in this direction by welcoming Doug Hocking, AIA, as their Commercial Market Leader. With a rich background in architecture and a passion for creating transformative spaces, Hocking’s addition to the NBBJ team promises to bring fresh perspectives and forward-thinking solutions to the commercial design landscape.
A Visionary Architect with Proven Expertise
Doug Hocking, a licensed architect and member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), brings over two decades of experience to his new role as NBBJ’s Commercial Market Leader. His extensive portfolio spans a wide range of commercial projects, from cutting-edge office spaces to vibrant mixed-use developments, reflecting his diverse skill set and innovative approach to design.
Hocking’s journey in the field of architecture has been marked by a consistent commitment to excellence and a passion for pushing the boundaries of what is possible. His ability to blend artistry with functionality has resulted in spaces that not only serve their practical purposes but also inspire and engage those who interact with them.
Doug Hocking, AIA, has joined NBBJ as Commercial Market Leader and Principal, based in New York. His experience includes designing innovative buildings that drive more engaging experiences and resilient futures, with a particular focus on adaptive reuse and building repositioning.
As commercial development pivots in light of an evolving market, future demand will focus on healthy, carbon efficient buildings that create convenience and comfort for a new generation of occupants. NBBJ’s ability to offer transformative value as it brings people together is further enhanced by Hocking’s pioneering experience in adaptive reuse.
Prior to NBBJ, Hocking was a principal at KPF in New York, where he led the design of many of the city’s most prominent adaptive reuse projects, including One Madison Avenue, 390 Madison Avenue, 660 Fifth Avenue and Hudson Commons. For leading clients such as Brookfield Properties, Hines, SL Green, and Tishman Speyer, he has designed more than 14 million square feet of projects, including 17 high-rises and 5 million square feet of adaptive reuse.
Throughout the industry, Doug’s work has been recognized for its innovative contributions to sustainability in areas like façade design, and for elegant design that brings out the beauty of structural elements. A founding member of Cornell’s College of Architecture’s Committee on Diversity, he is also deeply committed to the advancement of the profession.
The role of Hocking builds upon the firm’s capacity to serve leading clients on the East Coast and beyond. With offices in New York and Boston, the firm is creating new projects of millions of square feet for clients such as Amazon, Beacon Capital, Hines, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), Related Beal, and Tishman Speyer, as well as institutional clients such as Mass General Brigham, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Cornell University, Montefiore Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Medical Center.