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07: Shopping Spree

With a big pot of money from their investor, HOK goes on a shopping spree. In this episode, Patrick MacLeamy, FAIA highlights examples of HOK’s expansion, he expands on his thoughts and examples of growth strategies for a firm, and shares how things began to unravel for the firm.

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

  • Grow to serve clients, but…NEVER neglect quality
  • Nurture your company culture or you will lose it!

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