Robert Cull Joins HOK’s Los Angeles Practice as Managing Principal

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Experienced industry leader with deep roots in Los Angeles assumes leadership of talented team of architects and designers. Cull comes from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he worked with HOK on the successful Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion.

HOK has announced that Robert Cull, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has joined the firm’s leadership team as senior vice president and managing principal in Los Angeles.

Cull brings 25 years of experience in the architectural and engineering profession. Most recently, as executive project director at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, he led the project team that developed the 820,000-sq.-ft., LEED Gold-certified Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion in Los Angeles. HOK was the architect and interior designer for the project.

“Having worked with many of the architects and designers in HOK’s Los Angeles office on the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion over the past few years, I have seen firsthand the range and depth of their talent,” said Cull. “I look forward to working with the entire practice on a variety of projects and collaborating with them to pursue new levels of design excellence.”

“Robert is an exceptional leader and practitioner who we had the privilege of working with as our client on the very successful Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion project,” said Tom Robson, FAIA, LEED AP, HOK’s chief operating officer. “He has deep roots in Los Angeles and will make a significant impact on our office here and throughout HOK’s West Coast practice.”

Before joining Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cull was a partner at Jensen + Partners in Los Angeles and director of facility development at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., where he led design and construction activities for the 1.2 million-square-foot campus. He also has worked as a principal and practice director at architecture firms Perkins+Will, NBBJ and Bobrow/Thomas & Associates.

Cull, a registered architect, holds a Master of Architecture degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he studied under Daniel Libeskind, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Montana State University. He participated in publications and presentations for the Urban Land Institute, the University of Southern California (USC) Executive Summit, the Healthcare Design Conference and Tradeline, Inc.

Current and recent projects for HOK’s Los Angeles practice include the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) in Anaheim, Calif.; the Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion in Los Angeles; the Scripps Memorial Hospital Prebys Cardiovascular Institute in La Jolla, Calif.; PHX Sky Train® at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix; and the East County Detention Center in Indio, Calif.

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. For five consecutive years, DesignIntelligence has ranked HOK as a leader in sustainable and high-performance design. ENR California featured HOK as its 2014 Design Firm of the Year. The honor was based on HOK’s leadership in categories including quality of work, sustainability, community involvement and revenue performance.

To request an interview with Robert Cull or a high-resolution image, please contact andrea.walden(at)hok(dot)com.

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