Thomas Bayer, AIA, Joins HOK as Vice President and Technical Principal

11/13/2012 | HOK

HOUSTON – Thomas Bayer, AIA, has joined HOK in Houston as vice president and technical principal. As a senior architect with more than 20 years of professional experience, Bayer will lead the technical direction and development of HOK's projects in the Texas region.

Bayer comes to HOK from SOM in New York, where he served as an associate director and senior technical architect. As an expert in building science and project delivery, he will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of every project designed in HOK's Houston and Dallas offices. This includes initiating, developing and monitoring methods of technical production, technical content, quality assurance and construction phase services to ensure a consistent approach to delivering technical design services.

Bayer also joins HOK's project delivery board, which is developing best practices and advancing the improvement of technical quality across the firm.
“Tom’s technical expertise and experience working on significant projects at the highest level brings tremendous value to our firm and to our clients,” said Jay Tatum, AIA, management principal for HOK in Texas. “We are excited to have him on our team.”

Bayer's past projects include the Manhattan West Development project for Brookfield Office Properties, which includes more than 5 million square feet of premier office, mixed-use and public space; the Moynihan Station Redevelopment Project – Phase I for the Empire State Development Corporation and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Katz Women’s hospital for the North Shore LIJ Health System in Great Neck, N.Y.; and the Logan International Airport, International Gateway Project in Boston.

Bayer, a New York native, received a bachelor of architecture degree from the New York Institute of Technology.

HOK's current projects in the region include the Shell Woodcreek Campus Expansion project for Shell and Hines and the Harris County Hospital District master plan in Houston, Texas; 1601 Wewatta Street in downtown Denver being developed by Hines and Jordan Perlmutter & Co.; and the Capital Market Authority Tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.