St. Louis’ HOK hires new marketing principal

Margaret McDonald has been named to oversee client and community outreach for architecture firm HOK’s St. Louis studio as its new marketing principal and one of four office leaders.

McDonald assumes this new role after serving more than two years as HOK’s director of interiors in St. Louis, during which she led workplace and hospitality projects with clients including Ameren, Square, Microsoft, Missouri Foundation for Health and Koman Group.

In addition to her more than 20 years of experience as an interior designer, McDonald has served on numerous St. Louis nonprofits and boards. She is currently the vice chair of the Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District Board, president of the board of Perennial STL and part of the Women’s Leadership Society for the United Way of Greater St. Louis.

Her past volunteer work includes serving as chair of St. Louis Design Week, participating in Leadership St. Louis® and serving on the boards of the Laumeier Sculpture Park building committee and Metro Theater Company. She is a past recipient of a “40 Under 40″ honor from the St. Louis Business Journal.