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Charley Penix on Architecture Shaping the Future of Arkansas

Charley Penix became CEO of Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc., the state’s largest architecture firm and second-largest engineering firm, in 2009.

Penix, who turns 60 on Monday, once thought he wanted to be a lawyer, like his late parents. He attended Georgetown University and interned for U.S. Sen. William Fulbright. As a student at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, he said, he applied for an architecture class that just happened to open for him. Otherwise, Penix joked, “I might have become a bank robber.” He has received numerous architectural awards.

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Source: Arkansas Business