Architecture, planning and interior design firm FCA has elected FCA Principal Aran McCarthy, AIA, NCARB, as the incoming president, effective on July 1 following the retirement of President John Campbell, AIA, ARIAS, RIBA, LEED AP.
Campbell’s FCA career spanned over 36 years, five of those years as president. He joined FCA as part of an exchange program between The Carpenters’ Company in Philadelphia and The Worshipful Company of Carpenters in London, working closely with two of the firm’s founders, Hughes Cauffman and James Francis.
“I’m proud to have been a part of FCA’s evolution throughout my career,” he said. “I’ve always strived to honor the legacy of our firm’s founders, inspiring smart design while reaffirming our organization’s strong values and company culture. I’m confident in the ability of our existing teams across all market sectors to continue providing cutting-edge design solutions, and I know that I leave the firm in intensely capable hands. I am looking forward to seeing FCA’s continued growth for years to come.”
McCarthy brings decades of experience with healthcare environments to the leadership role.
“It is an honor for me to assume the presidency of FCA, a legacy firm with an incredibly rich history and a recognized culture,” he said. “Like all members of our firm, I strongly believe we owe it to ourselves to listen and learn before leading. I look forward to empowering those around me to keep building upon our strengths, providing world-class design that is sustainable and timeless for our clients. The bravest among us are the clearest of vision, and I am confident that our quality of vision will continue to light the way forward during my tenure as president.”
McCarthy, who has been with FCA for 22 years, led the firm’s expansion to Orlando, Florida, in 2019, and the acquisition of established firm Fred M. Humphrey & Associates in January.