Hal Kantner

Hal Kantner Hal Kantner Hal Kantner
Designer of Storytelling Environments

Hal Kantner’s consulting practice offers a focused expertise in experiential design and interpretive 3D storytelling. Hal most recently served as a Senior Vice President with HOK where he led that firm’s Experience Design studio. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies. A 30+ year veteran of graphic design for the built environment, his experience has been earned inside large architectural firms. He led graphic design at Caudill Rowlett Scott (later CRSS) for 10 years, where print publishing about land planning, real estate, construction, facilities, and workplace were integral to the service offering. 25 years in leadership positions with HOK oversaw the rise of facilities as a media vehicle and his business unit served to interpret on-brand, of-culture, on-mission environments for corporate, cultural, and governmental clients.
A resourceful designer with a proven track record, Hal develops overall strategies paired with the conceptual responses required by client objectives. His responsibilities have included creative programming and design development for a wide spectrum of clients and projects globally — provisioning messages in-print, on-screen, and on-site — employing wit, surprise, and delight to create the desired audience experience. He is proficient in managing and executing projects within established budgets and compressed schedules. His ability to disseminate information and standardize business procedure is a reflection of organizational skills tempered by extensive real world experience. An effective communicator and responsible liaison, he has repeatedly shown his ability to orchestrate diverse group agendas and achieve a creative consensus. A specialist in Experience Enhanced Environments™ — integrating story and space.

Identity Planning   |   Message Masterplanning   |   Branded Environments   |   Media Design   |   Placemaking Strategies