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Company: HOK
Location: London, United Kingdom
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Construction, Housing, Real Estate


HOK designs buildings and spaces that respond to the needs of people and the environment. Our designers are rooted in technical excellence, driven by imagination and focused on a solitary goal: to deliver solutions that inspire clients and communities.




Director of Healthcare and/or Regional Director of Healthcare


Lead the medical planning effort toward the successful completion of complex healthcare facilities; provide overall programming, master planning, design and medical planning; communicate with clients/user groups to understand project requirements; represent the firm nationally as a technical expert.

To perform in this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Provide medical planning expertise to other team members and the firm-wide healthcare practice.

  • Participates in user groups (heads of departments, specialists, etc.) to collect program needs for healthcare facilities and assist with technical aspects of the meeting.

  • Develops a comprehensive understanding of clients' program requirements and standards and policies for completion.

  • Provides technical knowledge in the design and planning of various-sized medical and healthcare facilities.

  • Ensures project inter-disciplinary and quality control coordination.

  • Develops architectural drawings to communicate planning concepts for project documentation and construction.

  • Prepares and modifies architectural documents, elevations, sections, details, etc.

  • Anticipates and develops solutions to technical and design problems following established standards.

  • Communicates planning concepts to project teams, both verbally and through graphic and written reports.

  • Actively seeks new knowledge in the design and planning of medical and healthcare facilities.

  • Supervises other team members in conjunction with project managers.

  • May lead periodical project meetings and presentations; ensure client is adequately briefed on project progress.

  • May mentor and direct the work of less experienced staff.

  • Participates actively in the firm-wide Healthcare practice within HOK.

  • Actively participates in industry associations to ensure visibility.

  • Promotes the principles of sustainability and Evidence Based Design.


  • Assists in developing project scope, plan, and services and during the contract process. Translates planning concepts into comprehensible terms for clients, designers and project team members.

  • Assists in the design development, modification and/or review of medical planning concepts and solutions.

  • Assists in establishing overall project budgets and milestone schedules in coordination with project managers, architect and project engineers.

  • Coordinate with various consultants to implement medical planning

  • Assist in the development of standard materials that describe the portfolio, systems, processes and people of the Healthcare Group.

  • Prepares 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings.


  • Bachelor's degree in architecture or equivalent in education or experience required and healthcare design certification preferred. Master Degree preferred.

  • 5 years' experience focused on a variety of healthcare projects - full new facilities, additions, renovations, departments with some large-scale, complex healthcare projects required.

  • Architecture license preferred.

  • LEED AP or GA required within 12 months of employment.


  • Demonstrated creativity, passion and interest in design and planning of healthcare facilities.

  • Advanced knowledge of progressive technical and regulatory requirements for healthcare facilities design and understanding of fundamental departmental organization and functionality.

  • Advanced knowledge of healthcare delivery systems and how design impacts those systems – public/private space, adjacencies, staff and patient flow, support functions, central plant, etc.

  • Actively completing IDP requirements.

  • Possess basic hand and CAD drafting skills.

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop.

  • Proficiency in 3D Modeling software such as 3D Studio Max and Viz 2006 preferred.

  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and InDesign graphic software.

  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

  • Proficiency in Revit is preferable.

  • Knowledge about sustainability and LEED preferred.

  • Excellent listening skills.

  • Ability to work in team environment.

  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines.

  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing; ability to convey medical planning needs to designers and other team members.


  • Travel may be required.

  • Overtime may be required.

  • The job duties and requirements that this document describes may be altered or supplemented at any time at the sole discretion of HOK.

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