Doctrate (1976), University of Oklahoma School of Law
M. Arch (1973), Oklahoma State University
Alan Fleishacker has taught professional practice and
management at Rice for two decades. He combined degrees in architecture and law
and developed a unique perspective on the management of design firms and their
Alan served as Senior Vice President, Director and General
Counsel for 3D/I during most of his career outside Rice. 3D/I was an
employee-owned design and project management company with twelve offices
located throughout the United States. Representative projects were the
renovation of the Pentagon, LAUSD’s bond program and the Utah Capitol Complex
Alan was in private law practice during most of the nineties,
representing several architecture firms from Houston and nationally. He
assisted architects in developing risk management policies and securing acceptable
contracts, as well as defending them when things went wrong.
He recently completed a year-long assignment for Perkins+Will
as Regional General Counsel for the Eastern half of the US and the Middle East.
He currently serves as General Counsel for WHR Architects and provides legal
consulting services to a select group of design firms in the United States.
Alan serves as a member of the national AIA Documents
Committee. That committee, an all volunteer group of around twenty architects, drafts
well over one hundred contracts and other documents that have become the
standard in the construction industry.