HOK Names William Kenworthey to Lead New York Planning Practice
NEW YORK—HOK has announced that William Kenworthey, AIA, has joined the firm in New York as a principal and leader of its planning practice for the Northeast region. As an urban designer and registered architect, Kenworthey will lead HOK’s planning and urban design projects across the region.
“Bill’s wide range of planning and design experience is a wonderful addition to our practice and gives us the opportunity to strengthen our commitment to the urban fabric while engaging our clients in the earliest stages of project conceptualization,” said Carl Galioto, FAIA, managing principal of HOK’s New York and Philadelphia offices. “He will guide the development of integrated solutions across the Northeast region while supporting our global planning and urban design practice.”
Kenworthey joins HOK from Cooper Robertson, where he was a partner and the urban design practice leader. His experience includes high-profile projects such as the Master Plan for the Central Delaware in Philadelphia; the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Campus Plan; the University of Delaware Campus Framework Plan; Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue Streetscape Design in Coral Gables, Florida; and the Hunters Point and Candlestick Point Master Streetscape Plan in San Francisco. He also led the coordination of the community planning team for the New York City Mayor’s Office Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency. Previously, he worked as an associate urban designer for the New York City Department of City Planning.
“Bill is an extremely talented urban designer who develops sustainable, place-based solutions for creating resilient communities and cities,” said Kenneth Drucker, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, design principal for HOK’s New York and Philadelphia offices. “We’re thrilled that he has joined HOK.”
Kenworthey, who serves as an advising expert for the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities program, frequently presents at university and industry events. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Wentworth Institute of Technology and a Master of Science degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University.
HOK’s current and recent projects include LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal B in New York; The NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Ambulatory Care Center in New York; Penn State University Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building in University Park, Pennsylvania; the mixed-use 147–151 East 86th Street in New York; and the Chancery of the Permanent Mission of Singapore to the United Nations in New York.
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.