Corey Wieseman, 39
Principal, national corporate design practice leader
DLR Group, Chicago
BS, University of Nebraska
AIA, LEED AP
Director of firm's 30-person Chicago office, which he opened in 1999.
Manages firm's national workplace, interiors, hospitality, and retail markets. Grew national corporate practice by 90% since 2005.
Named Corporate Forum member in 2002, becoming one of the firm's youngest leaders.
Named Corporate Forum Chairman in 2005—youngest forum leader in firm's history. One of nine individuals responsible for management of DLR, with more than 600 employees and 15 office locations (2007 total firm billings: $90.80 million, according to BD+C's Giants 300).
OFF THE CLOCK
Can't live without his Louisville Slugger, nicknamed “my thinking bat.”
Motivation: raising money for autism research.
Favorite food: rare steak; having grown up on a farm, a “balanced” meal must include beef.
Started driving at age six (it's just a way of life growing up in rural Nebraska).