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Peter Beck - Participant

Peter Beck joined The Beck Group in 1981 after graduating from Princeton University with a civil engineering degree followed by an MBA from Stanford. While at Princeton, he pursued a combined program in architecture and engineering from which he began to learn about the challenges and opportunities of integrating design and construction.

After serving as a Project Manager on various projects, Peter assumed responsibility for the firm as CEO in the early 1990’s enabling him to pursue his passion for integrating the disciplines. He brought together a management team committed to achieving order-of-magnitude improvements in project costs, schedule, and design quality through integrating design and construction. In 1999, Beck merged with a 40 person architecture firm and began to build a design practice in each office including Dallas, Austin, Denver, Atlanta, Tampa, and Mexico City. The Beck Group has averaged over $550 million in design and construction services over the past five years.

Over the past few decades, The Beck Group has developed a keen focus on exceeding customer expectations, best reflected by an 82 percent customer retention rate. The firm has also invested heavily in strategic technologies to integrate knowledge and practices across the disciplines which it now licenses to many firms in the AEC industry. Among other distinctions, The Beck Group has been recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the “Best 100 Companies to Work For” and is currently ranked by ENR as the 106th largest U.S. contractor and the 3rd largest healthcare design/builder according to Modern Healthcare.

Peter currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Southwestern Medical Foundation, The Salvation Army’s DFW Metroplex Command Advisory Board, the Charles Pankow Foundation Advisory Council, and the Design Futures Council. He also previously contributed to the following organizations: The Dallas Foundation (Chairman), the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce (Chairman), the Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Council at Princeton University (Chairman) and the Dallas Citizens Council. In addition, Peter previously served on the Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission and the Stanford Business School Trust.

Peter lives in Dallas, Texas. His daughter, Spindrift, recently graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, and his son, John, is currently attending the business school.

Background

Organization

The Beck Group

Title

Executive Chairman

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