Two Kansas City firms are forging a relationship that’s leading to impressive growth numbers for both teams. HOK and Polsinelli are now on their 13th project in 11 cities over the past five years. We sat down with HOK President Peter Sloan, HOK project designer Eric Linebarger, Polsinelli director of facilities Mike Polk and Polsinelli chief marketing officer Allison Berey, the small but hard-working team that’s designing and rolling out new Polsinelli offices across the country to hear the secret to their success and the challenges that come with rapid expansion plans.
Last January, HOK announced it would acquire 360 Architecture, a 200-person architecture firm specializing in sports, recreation, entertainment and mixed-use projects, located in the heart of Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District. Today, the firm’s leadership is reflecting on the challenges, perks, and lessons learned from combining forces with one of the industry’s most respected players.