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Sacramento, CA—Congratulations to Brian Whitmore on being selected as a Most Admired CEO honoree by the Sacramento Business Journal. Nominated and voted on by their peers, this award recognizes CEOs in the greater Sacramento region for their foresight in navigating the obstacles associated with the pandemic, while continuing to inspire and motivate their employees.

Brian remarked on providing leadership in these unprecedented times,

“Frankly, nothing has changed in how we support our staff over the past two years of the pandemic. We have always prided ourselves in creating a flexible, employee-centric model at Studio W Architects that supports creativity, responsibility and balance.”

When asked about receiving the award, he credited the exceptional staff who contribute to Studio W’s ongoing success,

“This award is less about me and more about the entrepreneurial spirit we keep going here.”

Brian joined Studio W Architects in 2014, when the firm was named BCA Architects. He started our Sacramento office and established the firm’s presence in the Northern California region. Due to his contributions to the company’s growth and financial success, he was elevated to chief executive officer in 2019 and assumed the position of sole owner of the practice. In 2021, the company rebranded to Studio W Architects. The rebrand and new visual identity reflects the current leadership and group of talented professionals who compose the firm. Studio W Architects relocated the Sacramento office to midtown in 2021, a project which Brian developed himself.

An active participant in his local community and industry associations, Brian has held leadership positions with the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Central Valley Chapter for several years, including serving as the 2017 Chapter President. Additional involvement with community and professional boards includes the California Auto Museum, City of Rocklin Planning Commission and Roseville Chamber of Commerce, among others.

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