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AB Exec of ’09 Joe Stanley On Building One Architecture Firm Out of Two

A graduate of the Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas, Joe Stanley started his architectural career in 1971 in Memphis. In 1977, he moved back to Arkansas to start Polk Stanley. In 2009, after a merger with The Wilcox Group, Stanley was named CEO.

He has received the UA Architecture School’s Career Distinguished Service award and the Business Executive of the Year award from Arkansas Business and is a member of the Arkansas Construction Hall of Fame.

The Architect magazine recently named Polk Stanley Wilcox No. 28 on the Top 50 Best in Design Firms in the United States for 2014, the only Arkansas architecture firm on the list.

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