This episode welcomes Mr. Patrick MacLeamy, Architect, Author, Chairman, Fellow AIA, and so much more. This podcast truly inspires. Patrick grew up in an industrial town in Southern Illinois, and went to architecture school at the University of Illinois. Starting as a project designer at HOK Architects, then a single office in St Louis, Patrick rose to CEO of the company during a career that spanned 50 years. Patrick interviewed with and initially worked under HOK's Gyo Obata, (the "O") architect, the son of painter Chiura Obata. In 1955, Mr. Obata co-founded HOK with George Hellmuth, and George Kassabaum. Patrick discusses the foundational structure for HOK and how it was fundamental to their growth and success.
In addition, we get into the formation of buildingSMART , the worldwide authority driving transformation of the built environment through creation & adoption of open, international BIM standards. We talk about "the MacCleamy Curve" and how it relates to BIM.
There's also formative discussion around principles for how to successfully manage and grow a professional services firm. Patrick talks about strategies to deal with downward cycles in the economy.
Along the way we also discuss many other topics:
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Patrick's Build Smart Podcast: https://gablmedia.com/show/buildsmart
HOK Architects: https://www.hok.com/
John L Wheaton, PE, CEO, Wheaton Sprague
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