Global design and architecture firm HOK and New Jersey technology company IntegriChain move to Center City
Philadelphia, January 29, 2015 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that two new companies will be establishing a presence in Philadelphia. HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm and IntegriChain, a New Jersey technology company, will be moving into Center City during early 2015. Mayor Nutter made the announcement during his annual address to the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce in which he discussed the transformation that has taken place in Philadelphia during the last few years.
“I am excited to welcome HOK and IntegriChain as the latest additions to Philadelphia’s business community,” said Mayor Nutter. “They are just the latest companies to recognize the huge benefit that comes from locating in our city in terms of access to talent, low cost of living, and being part of a vibrant economy which is home to a range of companies from large corporations to early startups.”
HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm specializing in healthcare, higher education, science & technology, aviation, sports and the corporate marketplace with 2,000 employees across a network of 25 offices on three continents. HOK will establish a Philadelphia office at One Logan Square which will be initially home to approximately 40 design and architecture professionals with anticipated growth in the coming months and years. The Philadelphia office is a part of HOK’s broader northeast strategy and is a reaction to the growth and potential of the greater Philadelphia marketplace.
“HOK’s expertise based practice aligns perfectly with the types of activity in the Philadelphia market,” said Carl Galioto, FAIA, Managing Principal at HOK. “We are excited to be planting roots in the city and look forward to having a positive impact on the business community.”
IntegriChain is a rapidly growing cloud company focused on channel management for healthcare suppliers which is relocating its headquarters from New Jersey to 8 Penn Center in Philadelphia where more than 50 of its employees will work by the end of 2015. IntegriChain saw the value in a Philadelphia presence in terms of access to talent, proximity to customers, and being part of a vibrant technology and startup community in the city.
“As a leading-edge software company serving the top players in healthcare industry, our relocation allows our team to be a part of the thriving Philadelphia tech community and be proximate to many of our customers,” said Kevin Leininger, CEO of IntegriChain. “Additionally, Philadelphia offers a pool of high-caliber technology talent as we continue to grow. We are grateful for the warm welcome from the City of Philadelphia, and the entire IntegriChain team is excited to play an active role with our tech peers in the city and suburbs.”
HOK and IntegriChain are just the latest organizations to move to Philadelphia or establish a presence in the city. In October 2014 Philadelphia Financial Group consolidated a number of locations into its Philadelphia headquarters adding 60 employees to their presence in the city. EisnerAmper, a national consulting and CPA accounting firm, expanded its Philadelphia office in late 2014 to more than 100 employees. And yesterday Mayor Nutter announced that the American Bible Society, a 200 year old national non-profit organization, is relocating its headquarters and 200 employees from New York City to Philadelphia.
“HOK and IntegriChain could not have picked a more exciting time to move to Philadelphia – a city which is growing and is increasingly a presence on the global stage,” said Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development. “They join a thriving business community which is attracting new members – large and small – thanks to a new identity for this city and an influx of talented, educated people who have chosen to build their lives here.”