Vice President

With well over 2 decades of experience, Mr. Pettipas has a deep understanding of the challenges faced today within the corporate, hospitality, retail and marketing areas of the built environment. As Practice Leader of the Hospitality and Retail Focus Group at HOK in Canada, he is chiefly responsible for the ongoing relationship between the aesthetics of design and the requirements of producing successful projects on target, on time and on budget.

Joseph’s primary focus markets have been Middle East and South-East Asia, as well as the US and Latin America. His team has completed several bench mark large scale projects in countries as diverse as the United Arab Emirates, Doha, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, mainland China, Indonesia, Mexico, Canada and the United States. Project types have ranged from indoor entertainment complexes to large scale shopping environments, to an addition to an existing mall that encompassed 5 new hotels and to the ground work for a city of 150,000 new inhabitants.

Mr. Pettipas has had several international speaking engagements, has received numerous design and effectiveness awards, and, has taught at the School of Interior Design, Ryerson University. He also has served as the President of ARIDO, is an active member of the Interior Designers of Canada, International Interior Design Association, the American Society of Interior Designers, the Institute for Store Planners, is a Board Member of the Design Exchange as well as the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly FIDER; where he currently acts as Chair of the Board).

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