HOK has just announced Peter Ruggiero, AIA as its new design principal. Recognised for meticulous design simplicity, sustainable logic, and highest-quality, efficient solutions, Peter’s work spans the globe – Asia, the Middle East, Russia, Europe and North America. Ruggiero’s design experience is all-encompassing ― commercial, corporate, education, transportation, municipal design and recently, large scale mixed-use programs, residential developments, and university research facilities. As Design Principal, Ruggiero will personally direct design teams for all Gulf Coast Region projects.
His notable projects include 7 World Trade Center, the first new building in lower Manhattan post 9/11 and catalyst for critical urban design plan decision that informed the WTC master plan; NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium; John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4 to accommodate a significant portion of Delta Air Lines’ operations at JFK, as well as growth in the operations of other IAT carriers and Dulles International Airport main terminal expansion that has the potential to increase the annual passenger handling capacity up to 50 million passengers per year.
With 28 years of architectural design experience on marquee projects, Peter is recognised for his design simplicity, efficiency, and logic. His work is influenced by the simplicity of nature and the logic of industrial objects. Ruggiero, formerly Design Partner at Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP in Chicago, studied at New York Institute of Technology and Harvard Graduate School of Design and was adjunct associate professor at Columbia University, GSAPP from 1999-2003. He is a member of the Chicago Architectural Club, the American Institute of Architects, Architectural League of New York, The Municipal Society of New York, Urban Land Institute, Midwest High-Speed Rail Association and the Rice Design Alliance.