Fred is our Chief Executive Officer. His focus is on driving firm strategy, communicating our vision to clients, selecting and developing our senior team, allocating capital and managing growth. He began his career in the design and construction industry in 1996 and, in 2016, was elected to the prestigious American Institute of Architects College of Fellows.
Known for his creative mind and innovative thinking, Fred brings a highly energetic and communicative style to our clients, projects and team. His leadership is shaped by his experiences – in athletics, at Beck, and in various ministries and civic organizations. “Early in my career, I learned to ask a lot of questions – to be interested, curious about what the clients want, open-minded, inquisitive, and sometimes amnesic with the past.”
Fred is an active member of the community. In December 2021, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the FedEx Corporation. He also became the nominee for President-Elect of the United States Golf Association Executive Committee.
He is on the board of directors of Starwood Property Trust and Triumph Bancorp. Fred is also part of the Dallas Citizens Council, where he served as Chairman from 2019-2020 and on the Board of Councilors for The Carter Center.
Fred earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is an alumnus of the 183rd class of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program and a former Americas Fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute.
A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Fred played on the 1994 Bahamian National Basketball Team. He lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Abi, and daughters, Ava and Ali.