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HOK Strengthens London Office with three key additions

Chris Fannin has moved from HOK’s Hong Kong office to lead the London planning team, Lee Daniels has been appointed regional lead of consulting in EMEA and David Weatherhead has joined HOK as senior project director in London.

“These three important additions to HOK’s team give us new energy as we enter 2017,” said Daniel Hajjar, managing principal in HOK’s London. “Chris, Lee and David each bring a unique skillset to strengthen our UK offer.”

Following placements in the firm’s St. Louis and Hong Kong studios, Chris Fannin has moved to HOK’s London office as a senior vice president and director of planning. He is leveraging the capabilities of the London planning team to focus on the regeneration of sites throughout the UK and beyond. Fannin is passionate about emphasising aesthetics and ethics as part of making beautiful, environmentally sensitive places. 

“I’m proud to return to the London studio, where we have built tremendous momentum with great projects, design talent and a shared desire for a truly integrated practice,” said Fannin. “We’re leveraging the best our firm has to offer to provide the most creative solutions for our clients.”

“Having worked in HOK offices across three continents, Chris brings a fresh and informed perspective to enliven our London planning team,” said Hajjar.

Lee Daniels has joined HOK as regional leader of consulting in EMEA. As an expert in change management and workplace planning, he brings more than 16 years of experience working with high-profile global clients to deliver best-in-class workplace environments. Daniels draws on his extensive understanding of property and facilities management, strategic planning, business development programmes and workplace design to provide innovative solutions to workplace challenges.

“I’m excited to join a company with such a wonderful culture and client list,” said Daniels. “I look forward to putting HOK’s consulting services at the forefront of clients’ minds and working with the entire London team to build on our already excellent reputation.”  

“Lee is also a proven leader with a strong track record in developing global workplace strategies,” said Hajjar. “His enthusiasm and creativity have led to an impressive portfolio of exemplary workplace strategy and design projects.”

Senior Project Director David Weatherhead has joined HOK’s London office. With expertise in the design of buildings for the healthcare, commercial, education and residential markets, he brings 15 years of experience to HOK. He previously honed his strong management and leadership skills as leader of his own design firm, Weatherhead Architecture. 

“I’m delighted to be part of HOK’s London office,” said Weatherhead. “Great design is inherently linked to a rich, diverse experience brought together through collaboration. I’m looking forward to working with the many talented individuals within this design-led practice.”

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Through a network of 23 offices worldwide, HOK provides design excellence and innovation to create places that enrich people's lives and help clients succeed. DesignIntelligence consistently ranks HOK as a leader in sustainable, high-performance design and technology innovation.

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