Rick Flock


It takes a team effort to help our clients succeed. The first problem in any design situation is to discover the real problem. The process starts with laying a solid foundation. It starts with a vision to see the future, to create designs that can stand the test of time. This may be future-proofing a building, or simply implementing a well thought out construction phasing plan.”

I grew up in rural southern Wisconsin. Both my parents grew up in large farming families and transitioned into blue collar factory work. As I grew up, I was encouraged to follow my engineering passion. This led me to majoring in Architectural Engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. At MSOE I met my wife, we married and have two children, and then I found my way to AEI.

Rick is a Principal with the firm and an experienced Project Manager with years of leadership and technical engineering experience. He joined AEI in 1992 as a mechanical engineer in the Madison office after graduating from the Milwaukee School of Engineering with a BS in Architectural Engineering.

Rick’s professional experience spans a wide range of complex projects for research, pharmaceutical/biotechnology, and industrial/manufacturing clients. His design experience includes facilities containing clean rooms, vivariums, and biohazard safety level (BSL) labs. Key projects include work for Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Bayer, Northwestern University, Exact Sciences, and Battelle Memorial Institute. His experience includes coordinating activities of design team members, layout, completing plans and specifications, performing load calculations, selecting mechanical equipment, and performing field construction services. He works closely with other disciplines to coordinate component locations and constructability. The key to Rick’s success includes his ability to understand a client’s requirements and constraints, Rick delivers effective technical engineering solutions during each project he’s a part of.