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Douglas Hocking

Douglas Hocking AIA LEED AP




Bachelor of Architecture,
Cornell University College of Architecture, Art & Planning

Doug has more than 30 years of experience in architectural design and has worked on some of KPF’s most respected and well-known projects. He has a reputation for his attention to detail and craft, resulting in award-winning projects built throughout the world.

As Design Principal, Doug has led several projects in New York City, including 505 Fifth Avenue, a project prominently sited overlooking one of the city’s most treasured areas, Bryant Park. A success on many levels, the project was named the 2005 ‘Best Office Project’ by New York Construction News. Also in New York, Doug was involved in 27 Wooster Street in SoHo and 390 Madison Avenue, which is currently under construction.

In Newark, New Jersey Doug led the design for the recently completed Prudential Newark tower. Doug skillfully led the project’s design, which included exteriors, major public spaces and amenities, and assisting with typical office floors.

Doug is also active in Washington, DC, and Virginia. As Design Principal, he lead the design for soon to be completed 1775 Tyson’s Boulevard a mixed-use LEED Platinum project in Tyson’s Corner. He is currently working on several office towers in DC and a mixed-use development in Rosslyn, Virginia.

Additional projects that were benefited by Doug’s design leadership include 555 Mission Street, the first LEED Gold office building in San Francisco and The Methodist Hospital Research Institute in Houston. Earlier in his career, Doug was integral to the design team for the IBM World Headquarters in Armonk, New York. The project’s innovative design interacts with its natural surroundings and has won several awards.

Doug’s international work includes projects in China, Qatar, Korea and Japan. As Design Principal for Songdo Canal Walk in Korea, Doug’s aesthetic insights were instrumental for the LEED certified residential project that spans five consecutive blocks along a man-made canal. In Japan, Doug served as Senior Designer for Roppongi Hills, the largest, private-sector, urban redevelopment project in the country’s history and was involved in the JR Central Towers & Station project in Nagoya.

Passionate about his chosen profession, Doug is very active in the architectural community. He has been an adjunct professor and studio instructor for many schools, including the University of Hawaii and the University of North Carolina. He also serves on the Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning Alumni Advisory Council, and is Chair of the College’s Careers Committee.