Our History

We wrote the book on this business. What began as a manuscript in 1967 led to the creation of a multi-disciplinary consulting firm for the design professions.

How we work

It all began in 1967 when our founder, Weld Coxe, wrote a draft of a book titled, Marketing Architectural & Engineering Services. He asked various people in the design and architecture industries to read and comment on the book. It drew such interest, and subsequent questions and conversations, that Weld found himself immersed in consulting. As a result, the book was not published until 1971 – four years after its first writing.

In the mid ‘70s, Weld recruited additional talent in key areas such as finance, valuation, and strategic planning, to meet the needs of a growing client base. In 1979, Coxe Associates became The Coxe Group Inc.

Today, The Coxe Group is the oldest multi-discipline management consulting firm specializing in architecture, engineering, and other design professions. The age itself of the firm is less important than is the range of our experiences and the depth of the understanding and expertise that we have developed – and continue to develop – during our many years of consulting, observing, teaching, writing, and researching.

A Brief History

With every client interaction, we bring several benefits:


For more than 50 years, we have stayed focused on the same industries – always broadening our perspectives, insights, and skill sets to add value for our clients.


We see consulting as a process. Having the answer is not the answer. Rather, for any situation, there are choices. We explore these options and help our clients come to the decisions that are right for them.


Our approach is not formulaic. We see every situation as an opportunity to combine our years of wisdom and understanding with our passion for creativity. We vigorously read, write, listen, and learn – as both students and professors of our industry – to help our clients realize their potential through innovative thinking.

Deep industry expertise

The Coxe Group is not one or two consultants — but a group of 10-plus who together bring more than 300 years of experience in organization management, financial management, marketing, personnel management, and behavioral science. Many of us are registered professionals in the fields we serve. Some of us have carried responsibilities as principals and managers.

Our richness comes from our diversity. And our strength comes from our collaboration. With such a broad base, we can address collectively all the issues surrounding a firm’s goals, plans, structure, people, and finances. When you work with The Coxe Group, you have access to this entire resource.

Today’s increasingly complex organizations need to be skillfully led and managed to endure. We are proud to be in the forefront of those who have responded to these leadership and management needs and advanced the state of the art.