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Ark, HLW's strategy studio, partners with clients to transform standard workplaces into spaces that embody an organization's vision, brand, and culture.
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What We Do

Ark is a multi-disciplinary studio that believes an integrated and informed understanding of workplace function, culture, and operations drives optimal business results. We specialize in organizational change management, business transformation, and research, helping organizations leverage their workplace assets to support larger business goals. Our work spans across sectors, enabling companies in all kind of industries to strategically plan for the future by assessing real estate portfolios and workforce demographics.

How We Do It

Our approach combines over two decades of experience with innovative practices such as readiness assessments, champion training, and curated outreach events to educate and align your projects with your people. Through dynamic leadership visioning and engaging with end-users, we create decision frameworks and cultural playbooks that boost productivity and engagement. We use design-thinking to transform client visions into inspiring physical environments, leveraging industry trends and in-depth data analysis to tailor our strategies to the unique needs of each client.

Strategy & Transformation

Change Mangement & Comminications

Campus Planning

Business Visioning & Innovation

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“The Ark team focuses on design that supports our clients’ operations and aspirations by studying industry trends, gathering and analyzing data, and getting to know and understand their people. Our goal is to create environments that are more than workplaces—they are physical embodiments of a client’s vision and culture.”
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Alex Dunham, AIA, NCARB

Associate Principal, Managing Director Ark

Ark Research Lab

Discovery begins with curiosity

We produce trend reports, white papers, and other pieces of research that use thorough and nuanced data to help clients stay more agile, smarter, and ahead of their competitors.

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Related Work

All Work

Belkin International

El Segundo, CA

Contemporary office lounge with wooden slatted ceiling curving downward, incorporating ambient lighting. Dark marble floor hosts a cluster of elegant rattan chairs on a circular navy rug. A living green wall and illuminated brand motto enhance communal aesthetic. People converse and work on laptops, suggesting dynamic use.

Pernod Ricard

London, UK

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