Weld Coxe, Founder, Memoriam

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Weld Coxe, Founder, Memoriam

Weld Coxe is emeritus founding principal of The Coxe Group.

The story begins in 1967 when Weld 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, in order to meet the needs of a growing client base. In 1979, Coxe & Associates became The Coxe Group.

Mr. Coxe studied at Harvard College and became active in the design community in 1960. He is the author of Managing Architectural and Engineering Services (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1980) and Marketing Architectural and Engineering Services (Krieger Publishing, 2nd Edition, 1984), and co-author of Success Strategies for Design Professionals: SuperPositioning for Architectural and Engineering Firms Krieger Publishing, Reprint Edition, 1992).

In education, Mr. Coxe currently holds an appointment as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He served for five years on the adjunct faculty of the Department of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, where he taught a career planning course: The Design of Design Organizations. In addition, he has taught the Management of Design Firms summer program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. From 1990 to 1993 he and his late wife, Mary Chapman Hayden, co-chaired a work group of the International Union of Architects researching World Trends in Private Practice in 20 countries of North America, Europe, and Asia.

In 1976, Weld was elected an Honorary Member of The American Institute of Architects. He is a certified member of the Institute of Management Consultants and a Fellow of the Society for Marketing Professional Services.

In civic affairs, Weld serves on the boards of the Sophia G. Coxe Charitable Trust, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and Cathedral Village, a retirement community in Philadelphia.

Mr. Coxe became emeritus principal of The Coxe Group in 1994. He passed away in 2011 having retired to Block Island, Rhode Island.

Deep industry expertise

The Coxe Group consultants bring some 300 years of experience in organization management, financial management, marketing, personnel management, and behavioral science. Some of us are registered professionals in the fields we serve having carried responsibilities as principals and managers.

Our richness comes from our diversity. And our strength comes from our collaboration. With such a broad base and deep history, 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.