Navigating Growth and Transition

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Program Description:

Join us for an insightful episode of Build Smart as we sit down with Patrick MacLeamy, FAIA, former CEO and chairman of HOK, one of the world’s largest architectural firms. With over 50 years of experience in the industry leading major projects in architecture, engineering, and urban design across the globe. Patrick shares his first-hand experience navigating the challenges and opportunities that come with rapid growth and transition. He discusses the decisions and growing pains that led to seeds of trouble, as well as how HOK’s founders prepared for succession and the unexpected loss of a founder.Throughout the episode, Patrick provides valuable lessons for listeners. He emphasizes the importance of planning ahead for leadership succession, diversifying work to create project specialists, the possibility of buying a specialty practice, and how great design can lead to new opportunities. Whether you’re an aspiring architect or a business leader, this episode offers invaluable insights into leadership, innovation, and growth from a true industry expert. Don’t miss it!

Learning Objectives:
AIA CES Program ID #: GMG.0003
Approved Type: Elective
Approved Credit Hrs: 0.5 LU
Program Length: 35:17 Minutes
Program Level: Entry
Category: Practice Management

Instructional Delivery Method(s):

  • Podcast

Program Length:

  • 35:17 Minutes

Approved Learning Units and Type:


AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date:

  • Approved: 05/24/2023
  • Expiration: 05/24/2026


  • None

Program Level:

  • Entry

Advance Learner Preparation:

  • None

AIA CES Provider Statement:

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Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ([email protected] or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. 

Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. 

AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. 

Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon completion, as well as are available to be emailed to the learner upon request, regardless of continued Gābl Media subscription/membership status.

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