Ray Kogan, AIA

Ray Kogan has more than 30 years of experience in the practice, management, and marketing of architecture, engineering, and construction services. He has worked with more than 150 architecture, engineering, and construction firms to develop their strategic plans.

Ray was a co-founder and charter member of A|E Advisors, a national network of industry-leading consultants providing specialized and complementary business skills and services to architecture, engineering, environmental, and construction firms.

Ray’s previous experience includes marketing and strategic planning positions at major A/E/C industry firms. As a principal at ZweigWhite, Ray led the Strategic Business Planning Group and edited the Strategic Planning Advisor, a bi-monthly publication dealing with issues, trends, and tips for design firms engaging in strategic planning. Previously, Ray was a partner in Flynn Heapes Kogan, a pioneering A/E management consulting practice. Before founding Kogan & Company, Ray served as Corporate Director of Strategic Planning and Marketing for Dewberry, an ENR top-50 firm.

A top-rated speaker at many American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), and other national professional organizations, Ray is known for his expertise in trends and drivers that will affect AEC firms in the future, especially in strategic planning, management, leadership development, and succession planning. In 2011, he served as the chair of the national Advisory Group for the AIA’s Practice Management Knowledge Community.

A registered architect since 1979, Ray received his B.S. in Architecture from The Ohio State University.

Strategic Planning BookRay Kogan and Cara Bobchek are national authorities on strategic planning, having co-authored the book Strategic Planning for Design Firms, published by Kaplan AEC, as well as the chapter on strategic planning in the latest 15th edition of the Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice, published jointly by the AIA and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 2014.