Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, George Washington University

John Bisch has been with the firm longer than any current employee, and leverages his tenure as well as 40+ years of architectural firm finance and management in his joint role as Chief Financial and Operations Officer. He believes the financial success of any firm begins at the project level and works closely with project teams to balance fee, staffing, and schedule throughout the design and construction process—taking time to mentor current and emerging leaders along the way. John is also responsible for the firm’s daily operations, which includes managing our accounting and administative teams, as well as overall office management. He leads onboarding for new employees and serves as advisor for Hickok Cole’s active team of staff-led committees. John has guided the firm through three recessions, staff growth from 10 to 100, service diversification and specialization, the founding of a Richmond, Virginia office, and a global pandemic. He enjoys serving as an employee advocate at the leadership level and spending time with his husband and friends in Rehoboth Beach, DE.