In this episode, we pick up with Patrick’s story as he is promoted to a firmwide role, he shares his simple financial metrics, and discusses the adoption of new technologies.

Bob Pratzel, former CFO of HOK, also provides additional insight into the implementation of Patrick’s simple financial metrics and rules.

Patrick shares his lessons for listeners to take away from this episode:

  • Technology is here to stay. Adopt it. Innovate with it.
  • Invest in emerging leaders
  • Build simple financial metrics to measure your progress
  • Never neglect good operations

To read along and see illustrations and personal photos that accompany this series, get Patrick’s book, Designing a World-Class Architecture Firm. You can buy the book at and find out more information at 

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