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Clemson 2017 Architecture Hall of Fame Inductees

Millard Choate Inducted into Founding Class of Clemson College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities Hall of Fame

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College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities launches Hall of Fame

April 10, 2017

The College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities has inducted 17 founding members of a new Hall of Fame celebrating alumni, faculty and friends who have made a significant impact upon the educational, research and/or service goals of the college. The induction ceremony was held March 31 at the Madren Conference Center, with 14 of the new members present.

“It was an extraordinary opportunity having so much talent, so much achievement and so much commitment in one room,” said Richard Goodstein, dean of the college. “Each member of this inaugural class will continue to serve as a beacon for all who come afterward. Each and every one will be a very tough act to follow.”

Photos of the induction ceremony are here.

Nominated by the Department of Construction Science and Management: Millard Choate

William Millard Choate is the Chairman and CEO of Choate Construction Company, one of the largest commercial building contractors in the southeastern United States.

Since founding the company in 1989, Choate has overseen the growth of the firm from a few employees to over 400 professionals with annual revenues exceeding $1 billion. Choate Construction strives to lead the construction industry in advances in virtual construction and building information modeling, LEED® construction and consulting, safety, and risk mitigation. The company is consistently ranked in Engineering News-Record’s Top 400 National Contractors and Top Southeast Contractor lists.

Embodying Choate Construction’s motto “Reputation is Everything,” Millard Choate ensures Choate’s five Southeast offices provide unparalleled construction services, guided by the moral integrity of its core values.

Choate has served as a guest speaker in Clemson’s Construction Science and Management classes on many occasions over the past six years. In addition, he meets on a regular basis with small groups of CSM majors at all year levels, not only to learn about what they are doing but also to provide professional guidance when requested. His company is an active member of the CSM Department’s Corporate Partner Program.

A native of Nashville Tennessee, Choate is a graduate of Father Ryan High School and Vanderbilt University. Active in several organizations, he serves as a Director on the Board of Fidelity Bank, is an active member in the Business Executives for National Security (BENS), and is a member of the Atlanta Rotary.

He supports many organizations such as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, HomeStretch, Clemson University, and other military family support charities, to name a few.

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