HOK’s Cage Follows Predecessor to AECOM

By on November 2, 2017

Lance Cage, who headed up HOK’s St. Louis office, has joined AECOM Buildings + Places as COO in the Americas. Cage’s move comes just under two years after Rebecca Nolan, who headed HOK’s St. Louis office before Cage, moved to AECOM as executive vice president and head of its Buildings + Places design practice in the Americas.

Rebecca Nolan

Based in Chicago, Nolan leads an AECOM team of more than 2,000 architects, planners, building engineers, interior designers, landscape architects and other consultants.

After serving in the Army Corps of Engineers, Cage worked for a commercial developer in Dayton, OH, where he also earned an MBA at the University of Dayton. In 1997 he joined ARCO in St. Louis, where he had earlier earned his B.S. in civil engineering from Washington University a decade earlier.

Eight years at ARCO were followed by six years at Clayco. Cage joined HOK in 2012 as senior vice president of marketing, and was named as managing principal of HOK’s St. Louis office in June of 2016 following Nolan’s December 2015 departure.

St. Louis is the headquarters of HOK, which has a worldwide practice. HOK’s St. Louis office had billings of $30.5 million in 2016. Companywide billings worldwide were $430 million in 2016. HOK is privately-owned.

The HOK St. Louis management team includes Margaret McDonald, marketing principal; Eli Hoisington,m design principal; and Angelo Arzano, technical principal.

Los Angeles-based AECOM (Architecture, Engineering, Consulting, Operations, and Maintenance) was founded in 1990. It is a publicly-traded and had sales of $17.4 billion in 2016. It merged with San Francisco-based URS in 2014 in a $6 billion deal.


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