Episode 459

Creating a Progressive Niche with Todd Walker

Jackie SageApr 4, 2023

Today I will be speaking with Todd Walker,  founding partner of Archimania, a firm that is nationally ranked 8th in design, 24th in sustainability, and in the top 50 for interior architects.

Todd has chaired and/or juried numerous design award programs, including the American Institute of Architects Washington, D.C., AIA Indiana, AIA Louisiana, AIA Mississippi, AIA New Orleans, AIA’s National Construction, National Development Awards, Builder Magazine’s Annual Builder’s Choice Design and Planning Awards, Masonry Institute Design Awards, The Francis Mah Travel Grant, and AIA Memphis’ Design Awards Program Chairman. 

Todd was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects for his notable contributions to the design field in 2009, which places him in the top 1 percent of architects nationwide.  During that same year, Todd was one of only nine university alumni named Mississippi State University’s Alumni Fellow of the Year.  In April 2014, Todd was the recipient of the Francis Gassner Award for his contributions to design. 

He works in the community, and beyond, as a passionate promoter of design excellence.  He has continually transformed modest projects into more than 150 award-winning works of national significance; as a result, his work has been consistently recognized by national, regional, state, and local award programs, featured in a dozen books and published in Architectural Record, Architecture, Builder, Custom Home, Metropolitan Home, Residential Architect, The New York Times, AIArchitect, and ArchDaily. Of his 150-plus awards, more than 100 are AIA awards.

In today’s episode, we will be discussing:

  • How do you advance and contribute to a city and a business?
  • How to create a sense of belonging and inclusivity in a business
  • The mindset of a partner and how it’s not for everyone and nor should it be and nor is it the pinnacle of a career

To learn more about Todd visit his:

Website: https://www.archimania.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archimaniacs/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archimania/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/archimania

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/archimaniaarchitects/

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