This week at EntreArchitect Podcast, Launching a New Small Firm as a Spinoff of a Large Firm with Josh Kunkel.
As the son of a contractor, Josh grew up on job sites and even dug the footings for his family’s home at eight years old. He was raised in the country and fell in love with the city, building legos, connects, and dreaming about Frank Lloyd Wright designs. His passions led him to Oklahoma State University where he earned his BArch and an Environmental Studies certificate. Throughout his career, he has worked on various types of projects from larger institutional hospitals to agrarian outbuildings and everything in between. He is a licensed architect in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and holds an NCARB certificate. He’s a partner at the newly formed Method Architecture based in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the host of EntreArchitect Sessions Not So Small Firm, a monthly video conference session for larger small firms.
Josh’s upbringing allowed him to have a part in every phase of the building process, and opened his eyes to the fact that architects create something from nothing. After some drafting classes in high school, Josh chose Oklahoma State and off he went. When he and his wife graduated school after the recession, they first struggled to find work. Eventually, Josh was leading $5-10 million dollar projects on his own. He learned there that he had a great love for full team technical coordination efforts.
Through his first few positions, he quickly realized that his path was more geared toward the people, culture, and business aspects of architecture.
To hear more about how to launch a small firm as a spinoff of a larger firm, listen to the podcast!
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