Collaborative Leadership Team Takes the Helm at Corgan

Collaborative Leadership Team Takes the Helm at Corgan


It’s an exciting time at Corgan. Full of opportunity and rich in talent, Corgan is poised for continued growth as we welcome Scott Ruch as the firm’s new CEO. Scott is joined by Lindsay Wilson and Steve Hulsey who will serve as Presidents in addition to their current roles as sector leaders of the Interiors and Education studios, respectively.

After eight years as President and CEO, Bob Morris will continue with Corgan as Chairman of the Board, while the new collective leadership steps in to share the responsibilities of the firm’s operations; growth strategies and initiatives; and brand, talent and business development. The announcement is a culmination of a three-year strategy that responds to Corgan’s accelerated and anticipated growth as one of the nation’s top five architecture and design firms.

“It’s a natural extension of Corgan’s goal to tap into our diverse strengths and experiences and our culture of growing leaders,” says Scott. “We’ve worked together in this capacity for several years in Executive Committee and seen the firm nearly double in size, open new offices, and expand our practices to better serve a strong portfolio of clients. We love what we do and we love working together—I know this kind of energy is contagious and I’m excited for what Corgan’s future holds.

The collaborative leadership model is intentional—enabling leadership to remain actively engaged in their sectors while drawing on their individual strengths and areas of focus to better meet the needs and scale of our firm.  “The practice of architecture is changing, and we’re committed to being incredibly agile in the ways we respond to our clients as well as fully invested in the growth and development of our employees,” says Lindsay.

Steve shares that “to most, we believe the leadership change will be seamless. But, our clients will see renewed and expanded service, communication and a forward-thinking firm that will help them plan for their futures.” Complemented by each other’s strengths, the new leadership team is dynamically prepared to lead Corgan and cultivate a new age of talent and innovation.

Steve reflects, “Corgan has been my home for almost 30 years—and, yes, it is my home. Corgan has allowed me to grow, develop, create, investigate and build myself into what I wanted to be to best serve my family, my faith, my clients, and myself. The family we have at Corgan is unlike any other. Corgan is my home and my family. I look forward to taking care of the family that has taken care of me for so long. I look forward to building our home into a place that serves the next generation as it has served me.”
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