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Perspectives from the people of Perkins+Will, an architectural design firm collaborating with clients across the globe to achieve innovative, interdisciplinary, and sustainable design solutions that honor the broader goals of society. We encourage you to share your perspective and join our growing conversation.
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Basak Alkan

Basak Alkan

An urban designer with over ten years of experience in the design and planning of walkable, mixed-use environments at all scales, Basak works closely with institutions and communities in design places that support healthy lifestyles. She is a founding member of the Congress for the New Urbanism’s Health Districts Initiative and has lectured on topics related to sustainability and healthy community building at regional and national conferences. A native of Turkey where she first fell in love with cities, Basak bikes to work in her adopted home of Atlanta, GA.
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Michael Bardin

Michael Bardin

Michael is a senior designer who has focused his twelve-year career on public and institutional architecture, including schools, college and university buildings of numerous types, campus planning, and health care facilities. More recently, Michael has authored community-responsive solutions to the challenges associated with designing for resiliency. A recipient of AIA, SARA and other awards, his work has been published in several magazines and books.
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Janice Barnes

Janice Barnes

As Principal and Global Discipline Leader for Planning and Strategies, Janice fo­cuses on the ways in which planning enables clients to meet their business goals. With twenty-five years of design experience as well as a significant research background, Janice’s work focuses on eliciting information on work practices and organizing this information to help clients make better decisions.
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Joan Blumenfeld

Joan Blumenfeld

In her roles as both Global Interior Design Director for Perkins+Will and Interior Design Director of the New York Office, Joan combines her interests in design excellence, sustainability, and social responsibility to maximum effect. Joan’s work has been published in national publications such as the New York Times, Architect, Interior Design, Contract, Architectural Record, Art in America, New York Magazine, and Vanity Fair, as well as various trade magazines and newspapers.
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Pat Bosch

Pat Bosch

Pat Bosch, Design Director of Perkins+Will’s Miami office, is internationally recognized for her design work. Born in Cuba and having lived in Spain, Puerto Rico, New York, Zurich and now Miami, Pat brings a global perspective to her practice. She is LEED accredited and has nearly 27 years of experience specializing in Higher Education, K-12 Schools, Science + Technology, Corporate Headquarters, and Civic buildings such as libraries and museums.
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Chris Brandon

Chris Brandon

Based in London, Chris studied architecture at the University of Bristol and began his career at Powell Moya. He went on to become a partner of Michaelis Brandon Architects and Solar Energy Developments, where he was involved in innovative low-energy projects. Since founding Pringle Brandon (now Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will) in 1986, Chris has led major relocation and fit out projects for clients such as Siemens, Microsoft, Mary Rose, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Linklaters, Dresdner Kleinwort, Reuters and L’Oreal. When not practicing architecture, he can be found SCUBA diving and discovering historical applications of concrete.
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Manuel Cadrecha

Manuel Cadrecha

As Design Director for Perkins Will's Atlanta office, Manuel Cadrecha has designed projects that have been consistently recognized with regional, national, and international awards over a 30-year career. He is recognized as a strong, agile designer and a successful consensus builder, creating distinctive unified designs for each project. Manuel is a global firm leader in Corporate + Commercial + Civic and serves on the firm's Board of Directors. By considering cities of the past, he predicts what cities of future will be.
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Rachel Casanova

Rachel Casanova

Rachel Casanova has over 15 years of experience helping companies transform their real estate assets to support long-term business strategies and corporate culture. With specialties in occupancy planning, programming, workplace standards development, and workplace transformation, Rachel works closely with clients to refine their business objectives and to respond with workplaces tailored to their needs.
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Filo Castore

Filo Castore

Filo Castore is Associate Principal and Market Sector Leader for Corporate, Commercial, and Civic design with Perkins+Will in Houston, Texas. His approach to architecture promotes health, comfort, ecology, and building performance with an emphasis on a collaborative process and contextual thinking. Filo is a tireless advocate for sustainable design, and he is deeply involved in local, regional, and national architectural communities including leadership roles shaping sustainable policies.
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Achim Charisius

Achim Charisius

Based in Perkins+Will's Vancouver office, Achim Charisius has over 10 years of experience in the design and implementation of high quality projects for urban design, mixed-use, institutional, commercial, and residential clients. Achim has undertaken projects in Switzerland, The Netherlands, China, Germany, and Canada, including project managing the master plan for the redevelopment of the Edmonton’s Airport Lands, which created a carbon neutral, world-class sustainability community for 30,000 residents. He is fluent in both English and German.
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Leigh Christy

Leigh Christy

As an Associate Principal, Leigh Christy accepts design, construction, and project management responsibilities with enthusiasm and proficiency. Leigh strives to provide innovative, sustainable, and efficient facilities that meet the client’s needs. She is a member of the Perkins+Will Green Team, the leader of the Los Angeles office's Social Responsibility Committee, and co-leads the firm’s Innovation Incubator micro-grant program. Using both research and project work as a basis, Leigh frequently publishes articles and presents on issues dealing with social and environmental sustainability issues at all scales.
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David Cordell

David Cordell

In addition to leading the sustainability efforts of Perkins+Will’s Washington DC office, David Cordell has served as a project designer and technical coordinator for Perkins+Will for over nine years. His projects have received multiple awards and have been published in Contract magazine, American Builders Quarterly, and Building Design + Construction. His experience includes working with a variety of client types on numerous LEED projects, several earning LEED Platinum certification.
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Barbara Crum

Barbara Crum

Barbara Crum is a regional leader in Perkins+Will’s K12 Education design practice. Through her innovative planning and design, Barbara has helped clients and end users to develop and attain clear project goals. As a design team leader and manager, she has led all aspects of a project including programming, planning, design, and construction. Barbara's experience also includes a variety of project delivery methods and risk management.
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David Damon

David Damon

David leads Perkins+Will’s Residential Life practice, having built a national reputation in visioning the future of the built environment in higher education. He is a strong advocate for pushing the boundaries of sustainable planning and design. David is an active member in contributing thought leadership on student life and sustainability to ACUHO-I, ACUI, and SCUP.
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Scott Dansereau

Scott Dansereau

In his six years at Perkins+Will, Scott has worked on a variety of domestic and international architecture projects—from supertall residential buildings, corporate headquarters, and educational facilities to a 2.25-million-square-foot hospital. Passionate about learning, he is actively involved in emerging technologies and how they relate to the public and the design industry.
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Leah Davies

Leah Davies

After working as the project architect on the winning Solar Decathlon entry in 2011, Leah joined the Perkins+Will DC team as an advocate for sustainable architecture with a focus on social awareness and education. Leah holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of Maryland where she often returns to participate on design juries. At Perkins+Will, Leah supports innovation through digital applications, sustainability initiatives, and social awareness, but is most passionate about creating a collaborative work environment centered on design learning.
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Tony DeEulio

Tony DeEulio

Tony DeEulio has over 18 years of experience working with a variety of institutional, civic, and corporate clients. He has worked on all aspects of a project, from schematic design through construction administration. Recently, Tony served as project architect/designer for GlaxoSmithKline’s new office and laboratory campus project and also as the project architect/designer for the Center for Urban Waters’ LEED Platinum office and laboratory building in Tacoma, Washington.
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Jeremiah Deutscher

Jeremiah Deutscher

Jeremiah Deutscher is a Design Team Leader in the Vancouver office, with specialties in Revit (BIM) and Visualisation. His portfolio includes a number of university and K-12 education projects, including the award-winning Earth Science’s Building at the University of British Columbia. In addition, Jeremiah is actively involved in several ventures that promote local agriculture and identify methods for integrating it with the built environment.
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Santiago Diaz

Santiago Diaz

As a Senior Computational Designer in the Vancouver office, Santiago Diaz works closely with a range of project teams in support of design excellence. Through computational modeling, Santiago quickly organizes project data and the multiple complex relationships that influence the design of a building, thereby informing design decisions through environmental analysis, simulation of user behavior and user flow patterns, optimized space planning and structural efficiencies, and more. His professional experience includes design, structural engineering, construction, manufacturing, parametric modeling, computer graphics, and programming.
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Suzanne Drake

Suzanne Drake

Suzanne is a Senior Interior Designer in Perkins+Will’s San Francisco office. Her career has focused on commercial interiors, specializing in creating healthy environments and green interiors. She is a passionate green living educator and advisor who shares her knowledge through design work, teaching, and speaking engagements. Her book EcoSoul: Save the Planet and Yourself by ReThinking your Everyday Habits was published in 2013.
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Grace Duffett

Grace Duffett

Grace Duffett has over ten years of experience working with various client types, including on science and technology, commercial, hospitality, residential, and public projects. With a strong client focus, Grace is known for her efforts to help streamline communication across a team and successfully deliver high-quality projects under tight constraints. She is LEED AP and CDT-certified with experience on LEED Platinum projects.
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Rachael Dumas

Rachael Dumas

A former associate at the Chicago Tribune in both sales and marketing, Rachael Oginni brings a dynamic content-focused approach to her work. She is also an avid reader and lifelong learner, in addition to an explorer of Chicago's fantastic cultural offerings. She is currently the Knowledge Manager for Perkins+Will’s K12 practice, and holds degrees in Consumer Communications as well as Architectural Preservation.
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Paul Eagle

Paul Eagle

With over 25 years of experience in pre-architectural programming, long-range master planning, and strategic facility development, Paul Eagle has a demonstrated passion for how people work, collaborate, and play. Paul is Managing Director of the New York office, a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, and a Planning + Strategies advisor. In all his roles, he strategically ties organizational goals to a variety of scales of space, from an entire city to an individual workspace.
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Aimee Eckmann

Aimee Eckmann

Aimee has over 14 years of professional experience in a wide range of project types. Her project involvement ranges from the planning and concept states to full construction administration. She has developed a specific expertise in educational facilities planning and design, where her role has been integral as both a planner and a client liaison.
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Matt Finn

Matt Finn

An integral part of the Atlanta architectural staff since 2007, Matt works across all market sectors providing architectural, interior, urban design, programming and construction administration expertise in addition to lending his photographic and graphic design eye. He is a recipient of Perkins+Will's research grant program Innovation Incubator.
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Sarah Freidel

Sarah Freidel

Sarah Freidel is a Planning + Strategies Consultant with a focus on planning and programming for Higher Education. She understands the complex challenges facing Higher Education and works closely with institutions to translate their strategic and academic missions into implementable facilities and campus plans. In her planning, Sarah seeks innovative solutions that bring together a wide range of institutional and community constituencies.
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Gisela Garrett

Gisela Garrett

As a multidisciplinary brand manager, Gisela Garrett is focused on the connections between Perkins+Will, our clients, our collaborators, and our project beneficiaries. A firm believer in strong organizational values, she actively advocates a triple bottom line approach to business. Gisela holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied the psychology of space, and has been volunteering at the intersection of design and community development since childhood.
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David Gieser

David Gieser

David Gieser has more than 24 years of experience in the architectural profession. Acting as both Principal-in-Charge and Project Manager, David has lead several multifaceted and multidisciplinary design teams in collaboration with a variety of client types that include K-12 education, higher education, civic institutions, and commercial organizations.
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Breeze Glazer

Breeze Glazer

Breeze Glazer is Perkins+Will’s research knowledge manager for healthcare sustainability. He is passionate about redefining the role of the built environment on human and ecological health and has applied his expertise to a range of projects, including acute care hospitals, academic medical centers, corporate offices, and homeless shelters. Breeze is an active leader in sustainable healthcare design, frequently sharing his expertise through speaking engagements, webinars, and authorship of publications and white papers.
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Shawn Godkin

Shawn Godkin

Shawn’s architectural training and experience in planning and urban design make him a strong team member, particularly for projects that create and connect to urban environments, incorporate sustainable planning perspectives, and celebrate place-making in the civic realm. As Urban Designer for the Los Angeles office, Shawn offers unique knowledge of the redevelopment and urban design processes for clients such as the Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation.
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Robert Goodwin

Robert Goodwin

Robert Goodwin is the architectural Design Director for the New York office of Perkins + Will. With twenty-two years as a practicing architect, Rob brings a unique design sensibility to projects ranging in scale from complex mixed-use towers to signature light fixtures. His approach begins with an investigation of culture, context, and climate, and he integrates this analysis with a thorough understanding of function to create a unified and meaningful architectural response.
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Ryan Gravel

Ryan Gravel

Ryan Gravel brings an architect’s perspective to urban planning, concept development and public policy. His master’s thesis in 1999 was the original vision for the ambitious Atlanta BeltLine. Now, as a senior urban designer in Perkins+Will’s Atlanta office and design manager for the Atlanta BeltLine Corridor Design contract, Ryan’s work has come full circle: from vision, to public support, to planning, design and implementation.
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David Green

David Green

A principal at Perkins+Will, David has designed hundreds of projects from individual buildings to multi-thousand acre sites. He focuses on urban healthcare and research districts, and addresses the regulatory framework providing innovative strategies for policy implementation. He has received the AIA Silver and Bronze Medals. David has taught at Georgia Tech since 1992; currently as Professor of the Practice of Architecture.
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Laura Grodoski

Laura Grodoski

Laura Grodoski is a registered Interior Designer and a member of the American Society of Interior Designer (ASID), where she sits on their Illinois Advocacy Task Force, working toward legal recognition of the credentials and qualifications of Interior Designers. Previously a theatrical designer, Laura brings a passion for the arts to her work, and has even presented to the National Art Education Association on the importance of design in public school curriculum.
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Jason Harper

Jason Harper

Jason Harper is an architect and associate principal in the New York office. With over 20 years of experience, Jason has honed his ability to help clients solve short-range problems as well as achieve successful long-range planning goals. His commitment to fostering the mission of his healthcare clients helps guide his efforts in delivering complex projects that are at once functional, beautiful, and sustainable.
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Brian Harris

Brian Harris

Brian Harris is a Planning + Strategy consultant in the New York office. He is involved in corporate, civic and institutional projects providing, planning & programming, design, logistics, transition planning, and sustainable design services. His interest is in realizing the power of the built environment to effect positive social change. Brian holds Masters degrees from Columbia University in both Architecture and Business Administration.
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Bill Harris

Bill Harris

With more than 35 years of architectural planning and design experience, Bill is Perkins+Will’s Science + Technology Regional Practice Leader. He brings a personal and mission-driven approach to projects, integrating strategic planning with design to implement innovative architectural solutions for a broad range of clients. His projects have received awards from the American Institute of Architects, Boston Society of Architects, CoreNet New England and the Association of General Contractors.
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Phil Harrison

Phil Harrison

As President and CEO, Phil Harrison is responsible for the firm's strategic focus and business performance. Phil has been with Perkins+Will since 1993, initially working as an architect, and has since served as a member of the Board of Directors and as Managing Director of one of our largest regional practices. He holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, where he graduated first in his class. In addition to actively participating on the boards of the National Building Museum, the Museum of Design Atlanta, and the Downtown Atlanta Rotary Club, Phil also serves in the Executive Committee for the AIA Large Firm Roundtable and has been honored by the Design Futures Council as a Senior Fellow for his contributions toward the understanding of changing trends, new research, and applied knowledge leading to innovative design models that improve the built environment and the human condition.
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Allison Held

Allison Held

As Chief Marketing Officer, Allison Held crafts and implements a future-oriented strategy for the firm and its clients. She brings a fresh approach, high energy, and a unique perspective to her work that focuses the firm’s core promise to honor the broader goals of society. After receiving her degree in architectural history from Harvard, she continued her design education at the GSD and received a certificate in Culinary Arts before building a career in marketing, business development, and public relations for global design firms. She is committed to the intersection of human health, education, and design and is a passionate advocate in the fight against childhood obesity.
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Tom Helliwell

Tom Helliwell

Tom is a workplace consultant based out of London with over nine years of experience with space utilization, workplace assessment and change management. He is responsible for developing the Workplace Toolkit to support and enhance the data gathering and assessment process.
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Tyler Hinckley

Tyler Hinckley

As a Project Architect in Perkins+Will’s Boston office, Tyler Hinckley has experience working on a variety of project types – including Science + Technology, Higher Education and Sports + Recreation. He embraces each design challenge in order to create spaces that respond to each client’s needs and vision. Tyler is also a Design Instructor at the Boston Architectural College and has been a critic at Wentworth Institute of Technology and Northeastern University.
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Ralph Johnson

Ralph Johnson

Ralph's work has been a hallmark of our practice for nearly 30 years. His innovative design and professional achievements have received national and international acclaim. In the past decade alone, his buildings have been celebrated with more than 30 design awards, including five national Honor Awards and more than two dozen regional Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
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Anna Killgore

Anna Killgore

Anna Killgore is a Marketing Coordinator in the San Francisco office of Perkins+Will, where she supports the office’s multidisciplinary pursuits and promotes its local market presence. Drawn to Perkins+Will by its industry-leading sustainable design practice, she shares the firm’s passionate commitment to environmental advocacy, innovation, and social purpose.
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Tony Layne

Tony Layne

As co-director of Perkins+Will’s Sustainable Design Initiative (SDI), Tony ensures that sustainability is integrated into our projects and practices. Tony’s design leadership and sustainable expertise have made him an influential advocate for the marriage of sustainability and design, transforming a variety of high-performance buildings and LEED certified projects.
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Lea Anne Leatherwood

Lea Anne Leatherwood

In addition to being an Associate, Lea Anne Leatherwood directs the Houston office’s Sustainable Design Practices Team. In this role, she managed the design and construction of the office's LEED-CI Gold certified interior renovation. Lea Anne works with a variety of clients, managing the production of construction documents from programming and schematic design to bid / negotiation and contract administration phases and beyond. She has also managed and mentored numerous team members over her 10 years of experience.
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Bethany Legg

Bethany Legg

Based in Atlanta, Bethany Legg contributes to a variety of office and firmwide initiatives, including serving as the blog representative for her office’s nearly 200 employees. She holds a BA from Purdue University, where she studied advertising, art, and design, and she regularly explores the convergence of these three by working on a range of communications projects and through her passion for photography. Bethany is a LEED GA and has supported several project teams seeking LEED certification.
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Elena Ma

Elena Ma

Elena has spent her career at both the Perkins+Will’s Vancouver and San Francisco offices, focusing on transit and corporate + commercial projects. Her major involvement includes the Ottawa Confederation Line in Canada, and the Genentech Hilltop office tower in South San Francisco. Having close ties with her hometown Hong Kong, Elena also interned in Asia during her graduate studies and participated in several large-scale mixed use developments in both China and the Middle East.
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Eric Mersmann

Eric Mersmann

Eric is Senior Interior Project Manager at Perkins+Will and is responsible for coordinating the activities of projects and is the day-to-day client contact. He oversees all aspects of a project, from kick-off to finish, and leads the team’s activities. With experience and knowledge in all facets of the project process, Eric brings a pragmatic nature to every project. Eric has been with the firm since 2006.
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Larry Metcalf

Larry Metcalf

Larry has been a healthcare designer and planner for over four decades. He has completed projects throughout North America and internationally. The focus of his efforts is to create an appropriate positive experience for all patients. In off hours, Larry enjoys completing ‘DIY’ projects on his house.
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Carl Meyer

Carl Meyer

Carl F. Meyer, FAIA, is a principal at Perkins+Will and an Adjunct Associate Professor at USC’s School of Policy, Planning and Development. As a Principal and leader of the corporate + commercial + civic practice of Perkins+Will in Los Angeles, Carl brings a strong background in major urban mixed-use projects; commercial, community, corporate and institutional facilities; and university projects.
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Danny Mui

Danny Mui

Danny is a recent graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology who works as an architect out of our Chicago office. As a student in 2003, Danny participated in the ACE Mentorship Program at Perkins+Will. So inspirational was the program that he is now an ACE mentor himself.
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Rachel Myers

Rachel Myers

As the Charlotte office's Green Team Leader, Rachel Myers is a passionate advocate for sustainability education, smart commuting, and energy and recycling policies. Rachel also serves on the Operations Task Group of the firm’s Sustainable Design Initiative, which aims to demonstrate exemplary leadership to the industry through the reporting of operational data and related information. Rachel's diverse project experience ranges from the development of design guidelines in higher education to construction administration on projects for major corporations.
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Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer

Michael has more than 30 years of professional experience and has had significant responsibilities on many mixed-use, corporate and educational facilities. As a Managing Principal, he is responsible to ensure the client’s goals are successfully met by his design teams. He has been with Perkins+Will since 1991.
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Jiseok Park

Jiseok Park

Jiseok is an architectural designer in the Boston office who brings a strong design background to Perkins+Will, with the ability to visualize and present ideas in efficient and compelling ways. He has collaborated on a number of successful design competitions including a 2013 Progressive Architecture award winner, Floatyard, and four AIA/BSA honor awards. He is currently working under corporate, civic and commercial sector, striving to integrate marketing and branding concepts into a building design.
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Jon Penndorf

Jon Penndorf

Jon Penndorf is a project manager and sustainability leader in Perkins+Will’s Washington, DC office. He is involved in the management and design of a variety of project types, from focused interior renovations to energy management across a full real estate portfolio. Jon is a recipient of the AIA’s Young Architect Award, the 2012 president of the AIA’s DC chapter, and the 2014 chair of the AIA’s Young Architects Forum advisory committee. With over 12 years of professional experience, Jon is engaged in many areas of the architecture community including community leadership, writing, and education.
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Amber Pickett

Amber Pickett

Amber Pickett has over three years of experience, primarily working for Perkins+Will’s healthcare interiors clients. Professionally, Amber specializes in concept and design development as well as a variety of rendering techniques, but she’s also known for her spot-on restaurant recommendations. A native Texan who was born and raised in Dallas, Amber is heavily involved in her local IIDA and AIA chapters both through events and publications.
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Doug Pierce

Doug Pierce

With nearly 20 years of architectural experience spanning both corporate and institutional arenas, Doug Pierce contributes diverse planning, technical, and compliance expertise as well as innovative sustainable design ideas to every project. He is deeply passionate about preserving our environmental assets and values opportunities to collaborate with clients on conservation strategies, Energy Design Assistance, and related services.
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Matthew Pierce

Matthew Pierce

Matthew Pierce is a Project Architect in the Boston office who collaborates with teams on all project types, and was a member of the design team which won a 2013 Progressive Architecture award for FLOATyard. Matthew is active in both the professional and academic design communities and is an instructor and frequent guest critic at Boston area universities. He received his Masters of Architecture from MIT and has a special interest in computational design, advanced visual and performance simulation, and fabrication. On any given day, rain or shine, you are likely to spot him cycling to and from the Boston office.
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Lisa Pool

Lisa Pool

Serving as the Interior Design Leader for the Minneapolis office, Lisa Pool has been with Perkins+Will for over 16 years. Lisa specializes in large corporate workplace environments, placing strong focus on the client’s needs and project vision while providing innovative programming and space planning solutions that reflect the culture, mission, and financial objectives of the client. Lisa leads her clients and teams with a real passion for collaboration and respect, resulting in positive outcomes for all involved.
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Allen Post

Allen Post

Allen is an architect with over 10 years of project experience, working primarily in the K-12 education group at Perkins+Will. Allen has served as project manager for numerous public and private K-12 schools throughout the South-East and has overseen the certification of three LEED® certified schools. With an interest in modular construction and school design, Allen is also managing the development of Sprout Space, a new high-performance, healthy, and modular classroom that has just been released to the market.
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John Potter

John Potter

John Potter is an architect in the Toronto office with a deep commitment to Social Responsibility. He is involved in a range of work for our civic, corporate, and commercial clients, from design to innovative project delivery. Outside of Perkins+Will, John is actively involved in teaching, mentoring, and other volunteer activities. He holds a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Waterloo.
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Jack Pringle

Jack Pringle

As Managing Director of Perkins+Will's London office, Jack Pringle has run many successful major fit-out and new build projects. He is very experienced in strategic brief taking and assisting clients in understanding the benefits of alternative design solutions. Jack is the past president of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
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Ryan Quinlan

Ryan Quinlan

Ryan is the Digital Content Producer at Perkins+Will and helps develop methods to deliver online content through the firm's extensive network of communications platforms. His interest in urbanization and cities informs the passion he has for communities in both the digital and physical worlds.
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Tinka Rogic

Tinka Rogic

Tinka is an architect and K-12 researcher out of the Los Angeles office. She studies innovative learning environments with a focus on urban planning, learning sciences and new technologies.
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Bill Schmalz

Bill Schmalz

Bill Schmalz is the technical principal in our Los Angeles office, and co-chair, with Bruce Toman and RK Stewart, of the firmwide Excellence in Execution initiative. He joined the Perkins+Will Chicago office in 1980, and moved to Los Angeles in 1998. His projects include healthcare, education, commercial, research, and transportation projects. Bill is a former chair of the national AIA CCA Knowledge Community.
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Paul Schuette

Paul Schuette

Paul leads Perkins+Will’s Planning and Strategies practice on the West Coast. His architectural experience spans the educational, government, and urban design sectors. His practice focuses on defining and translating user requirements into design, and understanding relationships between people and the larger communities in which they learn and work.
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Chika Sekiguchi

Chika Sekiguchi

As a Senior Associate in the Chicago office, Chika brings her entrepreneurial spirit and love of a challenge to everything she does. A graphic designer by training, she has a passion for crafting the look, feel and messages for her clients in their built environments, in print, and online. Chika has been with Perkins+Will since 1999.
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Geeti Silwal

Geeti Silwal

Geeti is a dynamic Urban Designer with more than 14 years of experience. Her passion to find zero waste solutions, especially regarding water, incorporates regenerative solutions in her work. She brings broad experience working with communities to develop visions for better cities with a strong focus on sustainable planning practices.
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Cathy Simon

Cathy Simon

Based in San Francisco, Cathy's focus on transformative design is evident at all scales. Larger-scale work is best exemplified by San Francisco's Ferry Building, a once-disused relic reborn as a public marketplace and the site of the nation's most highly-regarded farmer's market. Cathy's design philosophy and expertise have made her a natural spokesperson for the burgeoning revitalization of post-industrial waterfronts worldwide. She frequently speaks and teaches on issues of urbanization, revitalization and the ways and means of creating these vibrant places that nurture the growth of community.
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Christine Sisson

Christine Sisson

Christine has spent a decade in the interior design industry, in writing-based roles ranging from magazine editor to press liaison. She leverages her journalism degree from Northwestern University as the Research Knowledge Manager for Perkins+Will’s Corporate Interiors practice. When not researching industry trends and digging into all things workplace, she is reading, selling vintage jewelry or planning her next travel adventure.
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Sean Stillwell

Sean Stillwell

An intermediate designer in our San Francisco office, Sean focuses on science + technology, campus development, healthcare, and developer-driven projects. His interests lie in resolving the issues associated with combining parametric, generative design with pragmatic, sustainable strategies, and developing the design tools to do so. One of his graduate school projects, Compressive, has been published in several online publications.
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Bruce Toman

Bruce Toman

Bruce Toman is the technical principal of the Chicago office, and co-chair with Bill Schmalz of the firmwide Excellence in Execution initiative. After working for major architectural firms in Chicago and Los Angeles, Bruce returned to Chicago in 2005 to join Perkins+Will. His projects include corporate and commercial, healthcare, education, research, transportation, and hospitality. Although Bruce has returned to Chicago, he continues to live on Pacific Time. He has never been considered for the Pritzker Prize.
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Katie Truong

Katie Truong

Interested in industrial psychology since high school, Katie fell into human resources as a happy coincidence. After graduating from the University of Virginia, Katie worked in a range of organizations including non-profit, government, legal services, and now architecture. She enjoys the innovative and entrepreneurial culture at Perkins+Will. Katie is passionate about learning and development and creating a culture of diversity and inclusion.
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