It’s not often (OK, ever) that we get to break news on this blog, but even before HOK Media Relations Guru Mike has enacted his carefully planned strategy to announce HOK’s latest India news to the world I’m sharing it here.
After a decade of working on dozens of major projects in India, HOK now has an actual physical presence inside the country. HOK India head Rohit Saxena, who last summer moved his family from Atlanta back to his native India to open this office, has just transitioned his workplace from his in-laws’ kitchen table to HOK’s very own space in the beautiful newHiranandani Gardens Township in Powai. The office is about a 20-minute drive from Mumbai’s airport and overlooks Powai Lake. You can see Hiranandani Gardens on Google Maps (You can also see Stonehenge, the Great Pyramids, and the lost city of Atlantis, but that’s for another post.).
For now, the team includes Rohit and his wife, Varsha Saxena, a trained architect with a MBA who will act as business manager, and senior planner Rahul Kulkarni, who previously had been based in HOK’s Atlanta and Singapore offices. They will support the dozens of people from across HOK’s global network of offices who are working on projects and marketing efforts in India — and provide a place for them to work and meet with clients.
Next time you’re in the Mumbai area, Rohit, who truly is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, encourages you to stop by and say hello to Varsha, Rahul and him to “experience the familiar warmth and hospitality that each HOK office extends to its visitors!”
Here’s the info:
“HOK is one of the world's largest and most influential architectural design firms, with more than 2,000 employees working out of 24 offices”
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