Washington, D.C.—Architecture firm Lord Aeck Sargent recently opened a Washington, D.C. office. MHN talks to William Brownback, director of the new Lord Aeck Sargent, about this new office and his plans to incorporate mixed-use architecture into Lord Aeck Sargent’s new designs.
MHN: What are your priorities in your new position?
Brownback: I am excited to be a part of Lord Aeck Sargent. My first priority is to build a strong team centered around our multiple practice areas and unique culture. Another priority is to leverage the expertise of our full team in all of our offices to provide comprehensive planning, design, and construction/delivery-related services to clients in this market who value design excellence.
MHN: How are you going to bring your passion for mixed-use architecture into this role?
Brownback: My passion for mixed-use architecture fits perfectly with Lord Aeck Sargent’s culture, which involves a passion for creating enduring design with a focus on client and collaborative relationships.
MHN: Why is D.C. currently a good market for you?
Brownback: Washington D.C. is a unique market with a need for maintaining tradition while at the same time keeping an openness and desire for fresh new ideas. These are the same things that are important to and drive Lord Aeck Sargent in the pursuit for enduring design.
MHN: What challenges do you foresee?
Brownback: I see only opportunities.