28 episodes

BUILD SMART is a narrative podcast that features Patrick MacLeamy, FAIA, architect, and former CEO of global firm HOK. With host Mark R. LePage, AIA, NCARB, MacLeamy shares stories and lessons from his 50-year career, rising from an HOK junior designer to the company CEO, a tenure that parallels HOK’s growth from 150 employees in St. Louis to a staff of more than 1,900 in 27 offices on three continents. MacLeamy highlights innovative solutions and tough decisions that sustained HOK through multiple economic swings, culminating in it becoming one of the world’s Top 10 architecture and engineering firms. HOK was structured for long-term success — BUILD SMART will share these lessons to help architects and creative-services firms build for long-term success as they design a world-class firm.

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BUILD SMART is a narrative podcast that features Patrick MacLeamy, FAIA, architect, and former CEO of global firm HOK. With host Mark R. LePage, AIA, NCARB, MacLeamy shares stories and lessons from his 50-year career, rising from an HOK junior designer to the company CEO, a tenure that parallels HOK’s growth from 150 employees in St. Louis to a staff of more than 1,900 in 27 offices on three continents. MacLeamy highlights innovative solutions and tough decisions that sustained HOK through multiple economic swings, culminating in it becoming one of the world’s Top 10 architecture and engineering firms. HOK was structured for long-term success — BUILD SMART will share these lessons to help architects and creative-services firms build for long-term success as they design a world-class firm.

    Season 2 Wrap-up

    Season 2 Wrap-up

    Thank you for joining us for this season of Build Smart! In this bonus wrap-up episode, Mark and Patrick have a candid conversation discussing this season, additional insights that we weren’t able to get to, and so much more!
    Make sure you stay subscribed to be the first to hear about season three of Build Smart!
    Thank you to our Sponsors:
    Monograph
    Monograph is the cloud-based practice operations solution built for architects by architects. It is easy to use, beautifully designed, and helped firms streamline operations by empowering them to see project-based and firm-wide financial health in a single tool.  Plan your projects with schedules, budgets, roles, and team members. Track a project’s financial health with their unique MoneyGantt which takes timesheet data and makes it simple to see whether you are on track or not.  Use firm-wide revenue forecasts to make strategic decisions. With Monograph, you never have to make a decision in the dark again. Visit Monograph now.
    buildingSMART International
    buildingSMART is the worldwide industry body driving the digital transformation of the built asset industry. buildingSMART is committed to delivering improvement by the creation and adoption of open, international standards and solutions for infrastructure and buildings. buildingSMART is the community for visionaries working to transform the design, construction, operation and maintenance of built assets. buildingSMART is an open, neutral and international not-for-profit organization. For additional information visit buildingsmart.org
    If you enjoy this show and want more content like this, visit gablmedia.com
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    Design Takes Center Stage | Liberating the Architect

    Design Takes Center Stage | Liberating the Architect

    In this season, Patrick has, in great detail, analyzed each aspect of the building industry – design, construction, operation, maintenance, and collaboration – discussing the challenges that we face, illuminating how those challenges arose, and ultimately outlining how adoption and investment in technology can help us overcome them.
    Patrick has also shared the story of buildingSMART International, from its start as a private consortium in 1994 – supported by Autodesk - to becoming an independent full-fledged international organization.
    In this episode, Patrick pulls together everything we’ve learned and highlights how design can take center stage!
    This episode also features conversations with several individuals developing software to improve the design process:
    Kyle Bernhardt, Chief Revenue Officer at TestFit, a Real Estate Feasibility software with real-time insights to design, constructability, and cost for developers, architects, and general contractors.Paul O’Carroll, CEO and Founder of Arcol, a company that is developing a web-based BIM tool intended to simplify the use of BIM technology and collaboration through the design process. Patrick Chopson, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of Cove.Tool, a tech firm that aims to fight climate change by using automation to help architects, engineers, contractors and developers leverage data-driven design.
    Patrick shares his lessons for listeners to take away from this episode:
    BIM software begins to manage the complexity of coordination,BIM software becomes the architect's assistant, providing feedback during design,The contractor supports the architect during design,Design becomes the central to the work of the architect again--as it should be,Design done well reestablishes the architect to an honorable place in society.
    Thank you to our Sponsors:
    Monograph
    Monograph is the cloud-based practice operations solution built for architects by architects. It is easy to use, beautifully designed, and helped firms streamline operations by empowering them to see project-based and firm-wide financial health in a single tool.  Plan your projects with schedules, budgets, roles, and team members. Track a project’s financial health with their unique MoneyGantt which takes timesheet data and makes it simple to see whether you are on track or not.  Use firm-wide revenue forecasts to make strategic decisions. With Monograph, you never have to make a decision in the dark again. Visit Monograph now.
    buildingSMART International
    buildingSMART is the worldwide industry body driving the digital transformation of the built asset industry. buildingSMART is committed to delivering improvement by the creation and adoption of open, international standards and solutions for infrastructure and buildings. buildingSMART is the community for visionaries working to transform the design, construction, operation and maintenance of built assets. buildingSMART is an open, neutral and international not-for-profit organization. For additional information visit buildingsmart.org
    If you enjoy this show and want more content like this, visit gablmedia.com
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    • 55 min
    Richard Petrie Tribute

    Richard Petrie Tribute

    Richard Petrie 1959-2022 | CEO, buildingSMART International
    Richard’s substantial career focused on performance improvement challenges for clients or contractors involved in the procurement and operation of high value physical assets.
    Richard’s industry sector experience was grounded in main stream engineering & construction contracting and as a construction client. He had broad experience across a range of capital intensive sectors including; oil & gas equipment and services, marine charter services and ship construction, airport infrastructure, building services, civil engineering and most recently the provision of independent assurance and expert advice to companies operating high-risk, capital intensive assets.
    He was an international businessman who respected and enjoyed working across cultures. Richard worked in Algeria, China, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Norway, Singapore, UK, Ukraine and USA.
    Richard was a Chartered Engineer and had an MBA from INSEAD, France.
    Previous RolesChief Operating Officer, Lloyds Register
    Chief Executive roles in Marine and Oil Service companies
    Technical Director, BAA plc
    He is remembered by his family - his wife, Jane, and their three children, Michael, Charlotte, and Madelaine - friends, and colleagues for his honesty, generosity, and love of life. His laugh was unique and will be missed by all.
    Credits:
    Narration by Aidan Mercer, Marketing Director buildingSMART International
    Additional Interviews (In order of appearance):
    Ian Howell, Interim CEO, principle consultant at Built Environment Strategies, and US Representative for buildingSMART InternationalPatrick MacLeamy, FAIA, LEED® AP Chairman, buildingSMART InternationalRasso Steinmann, Chairman buildingSMART GermanyBjørn Stangeland, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Planning & Design Division at Nemetschek GroupAlain Maury, Senior Consultant for buildingSMART, FranceKazumi Yajima, Building Management Division, General Manager and BIM Director at Kajima Corporation, Director and Vice President at Global BIM Inc., Board member at buildingSMART and International Council Vice Chair of buildingSMART JapanRichard Kelly, Operations Director, buildingSMART International
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    • 21 min
    The UK Challenge | buildingSMART Grows UP

    The UK Challenge | buildingSMART Grows UP

    At this point in the story of buildingSMART International, the group that started as a private consortium in 1994 – behind the support of Autodesk – has become an independent international team, making solid contributions to the technological evolution of the building industry. However, something was lacking. In today’s episode, Patrick shares the moment that changed the entire trajectory of the organization! 
    Patrick shares his lessons for listeners to take away from this episode:
    Take advantage of challenges,Aim high: Don't be afraid to DREAM,Be bold about asking for support for BIG ideas,The UK Challenge spurred buildingSMART to greater accomplishment,The UK Challenge positioned buildingSMART to help the infrastructure industry.
    Thank you to our Sponsors:
    Monograph
    Monograph is the cloud-based practice operations solution built for architects by architects. It is easy to use, beautifully designed, and helped firms streamline operations by empowering them to see project-based and firm-wide financial health in a single tool.  Plan your projects with schedules, budgets, roles, and team members. Track a project’s financial health with their unique MoneyGantt which takes timesheet data and makes it simple to see whether you are on track or not.  Use firm-wide revenue forecasts to make strategic decisions. With Monograph, you never have to make a decision in the dark again. Visit Monograph now.
    buildingSMART International
    buildingSMART is the worldwide industry body driving the digital transformation of the built asset industry. buildingSMART is committed to delivering improvement by the creation and adoption of open, international standards and solutions for infrastructure and buildings. buildingSMART is the community for visionaries working to transform the design, construction, operation and maintenance of built assets. buildingSMART is an open, neutral and international not-for-profit organization. For additional information visit buildingsmart.org
    If you enjoy this show and want more content like this, visit gablmedia.com
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    • 45 min
    The True Value of Design | BIM BAM BOOM

    The True Value of Design | BIM BAM BOOM

    If you’ve been following along with Patrick, you know his Effort Curve presentation, which came to be known as the “MacLeamy Curve.” But, have you heard of his BIM BAM BOOM talk? In today’s episode, Patrick shares his concept of “BIM BAM BOOM” to highlight the true value of design. He breaks down the total cost of a building - design, construction, and operations - and explains how early effort and commitment actually reduces the total cost of the building.
    Patrick shares his lessons for listeners to take away from this episode:
    Construction savings pay for design,Operation savings pay for construction,Architects are best positioned to create real future value for owners through thoughtful design, open BIM tools, and working with the contractor as a partner
    Thank you to our Sponsors:
    Monograph
    Monograph is the cloud-based practice operations solution built for architects by architects. It is easy to use, beautifully designed, and helped firms streamline operations by empowering them to see project-based and firm-wide financial health in a single tool.  Plan your projects with schedules, budgets, roles, and team members. Track a project’s financial health with their unique MoneyGantt which takes timesheet data and makes it simple to see whether you are on track or not.  Use firm-wide revenue forecasts to make strategic decisions. With Monograph, you never have to make a decision in the dark again. Visit Monograph now.
    buildingSMART International
    buildingSMART is the worldwide industry body driving the digital transformation of the built asset industry. buildingSMART is committed to delivering improvement by the creation and adoption of open, international standards and solutions for infrastructure and buildings. buildingSMART is the community for visionaries working to transform the design, construction, operation and maintenance of built assets. buildingSMART is an open, neutral and international not-for-profit organization. For additional information visit buildingsmart.org
    If you enjoy this show and want more content like this, visit gablmedia.com
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    • 31 min
    Our Shared BIM Future | Like Our Mothers Taught Us

    Our Shared BIM Future | Like Our Mothers Taught Us

    In this episode, Patrick discusses today's processes and typical use of BIM. He highlights the limitations of these processes, proposes a new way to think about BIM, and explores some advantages in store for the industry if it shifts its approach.
    Thank you to our Sponsors:
    Monograph
    Monograph is the cloud-based practice operations solution built for architects by architects. It is easy to use, beautifully designed, and helped firms streamline operations by empowering them to see project-based and firm-wide financial health in a single tool.  Plan your projects with schedules, budgets, roles, and team members. Track a project’s financial health with their unique MoneyGantt which takes timesheet data and makes it simple to see whether you are on track or not.  Use firm-wide revenue forecasts to make strategic decisions. With Monograph, you never have to make a decision in the dark again. Visit Monograph now.
    buildingSMART International
    buildingSMART is the worldwide industry body driving the digital transformation of the built asset industry. buildingSMART is committed to delivering improvement by the creation and adoption of open, international standards and solutions for infrastructure and buildings. buildingSMART is the community for visionaries working to transform the design, construction, operation and maintenance of built assets. buildingSMART is an open, neutral and international not-for-profit organization. For additional information visit buildingsmart.org
    If you enjoy this show and want more content like this, visit gablmedia.com
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

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Fantastic!

A fantastic listen for aspiring firm owners. Filled with colorful stories with many lessons to be learned!

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Best.

Patrick is a must listen to if you have aspirations of running your own firm.

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Great stories and insights

I recently interviewed Patrick and can attest to his tremendous wisdom. Listening to the trailer only reinforces the richness of this show. Loved the takeaways even from that short clip.

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