Life at Otak

Our clients come to us because of our reputation, but they return because of our dedication. Otak was built on a foundation of teamwork, support and mutual respect, and those principles have led to a culture that believes results and profitability are rewards for hard work. Only by working hard and competing powerfully together do we get results. And at Otak, results drive everything.

Otak’s architects, urban designers, engineers and planners are focused on learning our clients’ business, understanding their needs, anticipating their desires and strategizing for their success. We understand that there are more important goals than just winning awards; our work may exist for several generations, and it must exist as part of the surrounding community. By assembling diverse teams of seasoned veterans and fresh faces, Otak approaches every project with new ideas and expert insight. This structure also promotes new ideas and discussion, both of which lie at the core of our industry.

Life at Otak extends past the work hours. Otakians are encouraged to socialize with their coworkers and spend time with their families to enter each day reinvigorated for the task at hand. Otak staff often participate in kickball and softball leagues, the Hood to Coast relay, Frisbee games, an afternoon ping pong game, as well as indulge in cake and ice cream at birthday celebrations.

At Otak, the key to creating good work is enjoying the work you do. We enjoy working with people who share that approach to their everyday life.