March’s Featured Architect: Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Clayco added the discipline of architecture and engineering to the enterprise back in 1999 with the founding of Forum Studio. The idea from the start was to be a creative force with extraordinary technical strength to cultivate a culture of design-build within the Clayco brand. Three years ago, we merged Forum Studio with the Lamar Johnson Collaborative to expand into a full-service design and architecture firm. This move provided innovative...

March’s Featured Architect: Lamar Johnson Collaborative

March’s Featured Architect: Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Clayco added the discipline of architecture and engineering to the enterprise back in 1999 with the founding of Forum Studio. The idea from the start was to be a creative force with extraordinary technical strength to cultivate a culture of design-build within the...

February’s Featured Architect: David Adjaye

February’s Featured Architect: David Adjaye

At its core, architecture is about building for communities. No one does community-focused architecture better than my friend, Sir David Adjaye, which is something I’ve always admired about his work. Adjaye is a British-Ghanaian architect, born in Tanzania, who was...

January’s Featured Architect: Mario Botta

January’s Featured Architect: Mario Botta

Two architects that altered the way I think about design and buildings are Eero Saarinen and Mario Botta. Both have a striking shift in the paradigm of what buildings can do to change the very way we think about our everyday surroundings. Botta was born in Switzerland...

December’s Featured Architect: Jeanne Gang

December’s Featured Architect: Jeanne Gang

Architect Jeanne Gang, who was named Time Magazine’s most influential architect in 2019, deserves recognition for both her incredible designs and her work in raising awareness about ecological issues in the industry. Gang hails from Belvedere, Illinois, and went on to...

The Bottom Line: Appreciation

The Bottom Line: Appreciation

When it comes to weathering challenging circumstances, the bottom line is appreciation. The most important thing a leader can do is demonstrate a genuine appreciation for the people that show up, day after day, to do their job despite the difficulties at hand.  The...

November’s Featured Architect: Bjarke Ingels

November’s Featured Architect: Bjarke Ingels

November’s featured architect is my friend, the young and charismatic Bjarke Ingels, who is a Danish architect and the founder of Bjarke Ingels Group—better known as BIG. He was born in Copenhagen in 1974 and demonstrated an interest in drawing from a very young age....

The Job Is The Boss 2020 Tour Final Week

The Job Is The Boss 2020 Tour Final Week

Well folks, that’s a wrap! This week we completed the final leg of The Job Is The Boss 2020 Tour, which turned out to be just as incredible as I anticipated. This week we made 10 stops, beginning and ending in Chicago.   On Monday we visited the Harbor Freight Tools...

The Job Is The Boss: Week Three Update

The Job Is The Boss: Week Three Update

Full speed ahead! This week we continued The Job Is The Boss Tour with 9 job site visits over 4 days. It’s awesome to see the progress that has been made, and I’ve enjoyed getting to connect with our teams on the ground.  On Tuesday we started in Idaho at Project...

The Job Is The Boss: Week Two Update

The Job Is The Boss: Week Two Update

EDGE West in Creve CoeurWow, Week 2 managed to keep up with the pace of week 1 with 10 more job sites in three days! We started out the week visiting Project Belmont in Indiana, Project Cougar in Michigan and then Etna Park 70 East in Ohio. On Wednesday we headed...

The Job Is The Boss: Rounding Out Week One

The Job Is The Boss: Rounding Out Week One

What a whirlwind! The Job is The Boss 2020 Tour got off to a great start this week with visits to 10 different amazing job sites. It is so invigorating to finally get to meet with my teams in person instead of these ZOOM calls. Nothing replaces face to face. We...

October’s Featured Architect: Gyo Obata

October’s Featured Architect: Gyo Obata

This month’s featured architect is Gyo Obata, my friend and the gifted architect behind HOK (Hellmuth, Obata, Kassabaum)—the St. Louis architecture firm of international fame. Obata is Japanese-American and was born in San Francisco, coming of age in the turbulent era...

Renzo Piano

Renzo Piano

“The architect cannot change the world, only materialise its changes. I prefer to do public projects, because they make the city. Places of acquaintance make people more curious and the city better.” -Renzo Piano Renzo Piano is not only an ingenious architect, but...

Architecture

The Bottom Line: Appreciation

The Bottom Line: Appreciation

When it comes to weathering challenging circumstances, the bottom line is appreciation. The most important thing a leader can do is...

The Bottom Line: Appreciation

The Bottom Line: Appreciation

When it comes to weathering challenging circumstances, the bottom line is appreciation. The most important thing a leader can do is...

The Job Is The Boss: Week Three Update

The Job Is The Boss: Week Three Update

Full speed ahead! This week we continued The Job Is The Boss Tour with 9 job site visits over 4 days. It’s awesome to see the progress...