This episode provides an independent view of the engineering process from a professional service provider who is not an engineer. This is a valuable perspective because, while it shares a similar background with engineering, architecture often invokes a more human feel to its processes. This can offer a higher level of focus on customer-oriented goals rather than simply the design specifications.

Aligning an engineering firm’s core values and culture with a client’s stated goals and anticipated outcomes can lead to more than just project success. It allows the work to achieve goals beyond just the design and construction of a physical asset. Working to understand those goals can position a firm in a specialized light compared to its industry peers.


Patrick “Pat” Endler, AIA, LEED-AP, is a collaborative leader focused on developing high-performing teams and people-focused design/construction solutions. He founded Endler Architecture and Collaboration in 2020 to not only practice architecture, but to also support other businesses with collaborative solutions for business operations, strategic planning, and culture.

Pat received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame. For 20 years he served a multi-disciplined, 160-person E/A firm. During that time, he elevated to Vice President and served on the Board of Directors during a significant, 10-year period of strategic growth and expansion.  He drove the firm’s High-Performance Culture to industry-leading benchmarks, including Mission and Consistency indices, through shared employee initiatives.  He served as Architect-of-Record for projects in the industrial, government, education, health care, and commercial sectors.


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