2018 Business Plan Competition
Partner, Fivecat Studio Architecture
Mark R. LePage, AIA is the Partner in Charge of Operations at Fivecat Studio Architecture, a leading residential architecture firm located in Westchester County, New York. Mark and his wife, architect Annmarie McCarthy, launched Fivecat Studio in 1999 at the age of 29 with no money and no clients. Together they grew their regional firm to a staff of six, managing projects worth more than $10 million.
Mark is the founder of EntreArchitect, an online education resource inspiring architects to build better businesses. He launched the original Entrepreneur Architect blog in 2007 as a personal project to document ideas for business success. In 2012, Mark relaunched Entrepreneur Architect at EntreArchitect.com and introduced EntreArchitect Podcast. Working to become an influential force in the profession, Mark’s mission is to teach sole proprietors, small firm architects and students the importance of business success in the profession of architecture.
Founder, 30X40 Design Workshop
Eric Reinholdt is an award-winning architect, author of the Architect + Entrepreneur book series, and filmmaker. He’s the founder of 30X40 Design Workshop, a residential architecture studio established in 2013, where he designs simple, modern, homes. His architecture uses humble, materials and familiar forms juxtaposed with modern, open floor plans and minimalist detailing.
He’s also the creative director and personality behind one of the most popular architecture YouTube channels online: 30X40. With more than 5 million video views and 115,000 subscribers, Eric uses this platform to show the life, inner workings and the process behind the making of architecture.
30X40’s website: http://thirtybyforty.com/
Founder and President, Walcott Adams Verneuille Architects
As founder and president of Walcott Adams Verneuille Architects, Mac built the firm upon two ideals: a strong belief in the value of quality design, and a commitment to the unique journey that each of our clients choose. In over 33 years of professional experience, Mac has developed a diversified project experience, listening and learning about the special needs of each owner to help them through the design, construction and habitation process. He earned his Bachelor and Masters of Architecture from Tulane University and served his architectural internship under the direction of Eean McNaughton Architect, a nationally recognized expert in museum planning and design.
Part farmer, part bee keeper, part writer, part free spirit, he and wife, Gina, have three children, McClellan, Charlie and Virginia and a host of farm animals at their Fish River home.
Co-Founder and Partner, DELV
For more than a decade, Amanda has immersed herself in the architecture industry. She’s served as Marketing Director, consultant and now currently, as partner & co-founder of DELV, an Indianapolis based architecture/interior design firm rooted in design thinking methodology.
After studying interior design and marketing as an undergrad, she became fascinated with the business engine behind the design work and so followed up with an MBA. Operating with big-picture lenses, she possesses an innate talent to move people from A to B through exploring motivations, culture, and generally what makes people tick. Amanda has a keen ability to ask the question that should have been asked. And you’re likely not to get five minutes into a conversation without her passion for building distinct and meaningful brands becoming evident.
For more than a decade, Amanda has immersed herself in the architecture industry. She’s served as Marketing Director, consultant and now currently, as partner & co-founder of DELV, an Indianapolis based architecture/interior design firm rooted in design thinking methodology. DELV won first place in CVG's 2015 Architecture Business Plan Competition.