Episode 11

As Built Interview with Shawn Basler, AIA / Co-CEO at Perkins Eastman

March 16, 2023

In this episode, Brian Jones welcomes Shawn Basler, Co-CEO and Executive Director of Perkins Eastman, to talk about running a multi-national architecture firm, as well as the professional practices that have helped him in his current role. He discusses balancing design work with running a firm, how three Co-CEOs work together, and how the firm created an ethos of collaboration and partnership that supports not only growth, but the firm’s design principles.


  • The different professional roles that Shawn Basler has held
  • International practice and design management evolution
  • How three Co-CEOs handle decision-making
  • Maintaining a firm culture across multiple offices and timezones
  • Habits and processes that helped Shawn professionally
  • The importance of maintaining client relationships

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As Built Episode 11: Interview with Shawn Basler, AIA, Co-CEO at Perkins Eastman