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We’re chatting with Hemanshu Parwani "HP", CEO + Owner of Olson Kundig about how to blend the art of business with architecture.
Hemanshu Parwani – or “HP” as he is called by friends and colleagues – is responsible for directing operations and finance at Olson Kundig, including the firm’s business and organizational development, human resources and finance departments, information technology, and the administrative team. In this role, HP supplements the firm’s design-first strategy with effective operational resources. HP has worked in international operations, capital markets and strategic development for over 30 years.
“To me, reaching the summit is merely a byproduct of a larger goal, which is to build trust and personal bonds in our daily work with each other.”
He began his career in finance at a specialized financial advisory firm before moving to the Middle East where he worked on International Corporate Tax Advisory services. After that, he became the Chief Financial Officer of International Operations for AECOM, a multinational engineering firm. Since then, HP has gone on to hold CEO, COO and CFO roles for various international firms in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry, delivering projects on almost all continents.
About Olson Kundig
Now in its sixth decade of practice, Olson Kundig is a collaborative design practice whose work includes cultural and museum projects, exhibition design, commercial and mixed-use design, private and multi-family residential, hospitality projects, places of worship, interior design, product design, and landscape design. With deep roots in the Pacific Northwest, the firm and its staff of 200 work with clients around the world. More information at olsonkundig.com