A Principal at Perkins Eastman, Christine has more than 30 years of professional experience, which she has largely devoted to the planning, design, and construction of educational and justice facilities for both public and private institutions. She is especially recognized for her ability to program and conceptually design complex projects, seeking out innovative solutions that address the institution’s mission, enhance its relationship with the community at large, and integrate sustainable practices with the built environment.
Christine’s experience and depth of understanding in the area of design for higher education, in particular, make her a leader in that field and a resource for the firm’s higher education and institutional practices.
- Christine AlbrightAIA, LEED AP
- Joseph AliottaAIA, LEED AP
- Robert BellAIA, ALEP, LEED AP BD+C
- Matthew BellFAIA
- Hilary Kinder BertschAIA
- Laurie E. ButlerIIDA, NCDIQ, LEED AP
- James ButterfieldRA
- Omar T. CalderonAIA
- Maureen Carley-VallejoIIDA
- Peter David CavaluzziFAIA
- Weichi ChenAIA, LEED AP
- Daniel J. CinelliFAIA
- Jonathan CohnAIA, LEED AP
- Joe CostaAIA, LEED AP
- Joseph Des RosierAIA
- Susan DimottaIIDA, AAHID, LEED AP
- Alexa B. DonaphinAIA, LEED AP
- F. Bradford DrakeAIA
- Joseph DrownAIA
- Stanton EckstutFAIA
- Jay P. EpsteinAIA
- Eric C.Y. FangAIA, AICP, LEED AP
- Steven FishwickARB, RIBA
- Sabret FlocosAssoc. AIA, IIDA, LEED AP
- Georgia Ford
- Stephen FornerisAIA
- Steven K. GiffordAIA
- James GreenbergAIA
- Jason J. HaimAIA, LEED AP
- David W. HanceAIA, LEED AP
- Joseph HasselIIDA
- Tommy Huang
- Sean HuangAIA, LEED AP
- Suzanne JaggersAssoc. AIA, EDAC
- J. Scott KilbournAIA, LEED AP
- Jason Kuo
- Stuart LachsAIA, LEED AP
- Kenneth E. LeeLEED AP
- David LevoAICP
- Michael K. LewAIA
- Theodore LiebmanFAIA
- John I. MarinelloChief Information Officer
- Robert J. MarinoAIA, LEED AP
- Michael F. MaurerAIA
- Barry McCormickAIA
- Leslie MoldowFAIA, LEED AP
- Barbara MullenexAIA
- Sean O'DonnellAIA, LEED AP
- Carl W. OrdemannAIA
- John R.A. PearsRIBA
- Robert J. PizzanoRA
- Duncan W. ReidAIA
- Richard RosenAIA, LEED AP
- Scott SchiambergAIA, AICP, LEED AP
- Christine SchlendorfAIA
- David J. SegmillerFAIA
- Martin L. SieferingAIA
- Jana SilsbyAIA, LEED AP
- Sandy SilvermanFAIA
- R. Douglas SmithAIA
Christine Albright AIA, LEED AP
A Principal at Perkins Eastman, Christine has more than 30 years of professional experience, which she has largely devoted to the planning, design, and construction of educational and justice facilities for both public and private institutions. She is especially recognized for her ability to program and conceptually design complex projects, seeking out innovative solutions that address the institution’s mission, enhance its relationship with the community at large, and integrate sustainable practices with the built environment.
Joseph Aliotta AIA, LEED AP
Joseph Aliotta is a principal and studio Leader at Perkins Eastman. He is an accomplished architect with a proven track record of leadership; managing people, process, and projects for numerous developers, owners, public sector and corporate clients. He has extensive project management experience on a variety of significant complex mixed-use, public, hospitality, residential, and education projects. He brings the expertise, knowledge and, ability to successfully coordinate complicated projects and has experience working with public agencies. He has led the design, renovation and construction of more than 20M sf of space. Joseph serves on the Board of Directors for the New York Building Congress and is involved with The ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York.
Robert Bell AIA, ALEP, LEED AP BD+C
Bob brings two decades of experience and a discerning eye for detail to the firm’s most demanding and sensitive design challenges as well as a deep understanding of appropriate educational settings. Specializing in primary and secondary education facilities, Bob has been designated as an Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP) through ALE (formerly CEFPI), and is one of only four ALEP architects in the state of Massachusetts.
As part of his planning responsibilities, Bob continues to research, study, and develop creative and responsive solutions to 21st-century school design challenges. Bob’s leadership on this encompasses all aspects of school design but has most recently focused primarily on progressive programs such as STEM, STEAM, and CTE. Bob has recently completed Crime Prevention through Environmental Design training and is now a CPTED Certified Professional.
Matthew Bell FAIA
A practicing architect for more than 20 years, Matt is a Principal at Perkins Eastman with architectural and urban design experience ranging from small-scale buildings and studies to the design of new towns, campuses, and cities. Matt’s diverse portfolio of work is located both in the United States and abroad, which has helped him develop unique insights into the urban environment and design challenges facing our cities, towns, and suburbs. His expertise in this area makes Matt a resource not only for the firm, but also for the wider community; he serves as a Professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where he focuses on town planning and urban design, and leads their urban design curriculum at all levels of the program.
Hilary Kinder Bertsch AIA
A Principal at Perkins Eastman, Hilary has broad expertise in the design of large-scale mixed-use developments, including a specific focus on waterfront development, transit centers, and urban retail complexes across the country. With more than 20 years of experience, she works with a consistent sensitivity to existing urban contexts and has developed an expertise in creating new public environments that create lasting value for clients in both the private and public sectors.
Hilary’s work has been featured in numerous national and regional publications as well as architectural publications. For two straight years, she was selected as a Rose Fellow by the Urban Land Institute to assist four cities in solving their complex urban design problems.
Laurie E. Butler IIDA, NCDIQ, LEED AP
A Principal at Perkins Eastman and a senior interior designer, Laurie has more than 30 years' experience with a variety of project types including senior housing and education environments. The scope of her work ranges from new construction to renovation, including space programming, finish selection, interior architecture, and furniture selection and specification, as well as coordination of various types of equipment.
Focusing especially on design for senior living communities, Laurie has provided services for more than two million sf of interior spaces on a variety of projects in this practice area, including CCRCs, independent and assisted living facilities, active adult communities, and memory support facilities.
A LEED Accredited Professional, Laurie is an active participant in the firm’s Green Design Group and is instrumental in bringing sustainable features to many of our interior design projects. She is also a member of the IIDA, LeadingAge, and LeadingAge PA.
James Butterfield RA
James is a Principal at Perkins Eastman with more than 19 years of experience in the industry. His portfolio of work includes research, academic, master planning, urban design, historical design, commercial, and hospitality, with a particular focus in planning and design for higher education. James has been a design leader on award-winning regional and international projects through initial concept, planning, and programming through technical design, offering comprehensive professional design services.
Omar T. Calderon AIA
A Principal at the firm with more than 15 years of planning and design leadership, Omar plays a central role in many of the firm’s landmark projects, working on commercial, residential, public, and educational facilities. Building on an extensive design background in the residential sector, Omar’s diverse range of experience in multiple practice areas gives him a unique perspective on building and planning, allowing him to focus on seeking value-added solutions at the intersection of design and programming.
In addition to his accomplished architectural portfolio, Omar has served as a fellow for the New York Foundation for the Arts and has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
Maureen Carley-Vallejo IIDA
A Principal at the firm, Maureen has more than 20 years of experience as an interior designer and project manager. With a portfolio that also includes work for corporate interior and higher education projects, Maureen has focused much of her work at Perkins Eastman on the design of healthcare environments. Central to Maureen’s approach is an emphasis on human-centered design, sensitivity to details, and a consideration of the various human effects of each interior environment. She was recently named by Healthcare Design magazine as Interior Designer of the Year.
Peter David Cavaluzzi FAIA
A Principal at Perkins Eastman, Peter has helped establish a unique and proven approach to the firm’s large-scale work, in which buildings and public spaces are conceived together as a complete design. Peter’s work exhibits a creative understanding of each site and place. His design work has ranged from transit development and complex urban mixed use to sweeping waterfronts both in the United States and abroad. His transformative large-scale projects, such as his designs for MGM City Center, which brought urbanism for the first time to the Las Vegas strip, have repeatedly garnered national recognition and awards. Peter is a Ralph Rapson Fellow and has served as a¬ committee chair for New York New Visions in the redevelopment of the World Trade Center and as a Rose Center Faculty member at the ULI. He is also a member of the Architectural League, the Waterfront Center, and a Council Member in the Urban Land Institute.
Weichi Chen AIA, LEED AP
Weichi is a Principal at Perkins Eastman with more than 25 years of experience as an architect. He has been responsible for the design of a wide range of building types including office, residential, mixed-use commercial buildings, hospitality, higher education, performing arts, and libraries, and his work is located throughout the United States, Asia, and Middle East. Weichi has long created unique solutions tailored to the needs of each client, charting a course for the design evolution of a project by first conducting a detailed analysis of the programming requirements and clarifying the constraints within which the design is to unfold.
Supplementing his diverse portfolio of work, Weichi has taught architectural design and history of architecture courses at universities in both the United States and Taiwan, and his work has been published in Taiwan’s China Times, Architect, and Interiors. He also has served as a committee member of the Site Plan Review Advisory Board of Princeton Township.
Daniel J. Cinelli FAIA
Dan is a Principal and Executive Director at Perkins Eastman, and he is one of the lead principals in the firm’s international senior living practice area. He has collaborated with more than 100 national senior living organizations, sponsors, and associations, emerging as a visionary in the field. Dan’s 36 years of hands-on experience in this area, combined with his particular strength in scenario planning, board education, trends analysis, partnership development, and master planning, allows him to facilitate his clients’ strategic thinking about the future. Dan’s proven reputation as an effective partner for his clients contributes to the firm’s recognized position as a leader in the area of design and planning for senior living.
Dan is further involved in that community as a member of LeadingAge and Life Services Network (LSN) and by having served as Past Chairman of the AIA Chicago Chapter Housing Committee, the Global Design Alliance, and the Highland Park Housing Commission.
Jonathan Cohn AIA, LEED AP
A Principal at Perkins Eastman, Jonathan brings extensive experience in the planning and design of transportation facilities throughout the United States. His projects frequently encompass a wide range of transit modes and transit-related development. In the roles of project manager, senior designer, and project director, Jonathan has been responsible for the design and documentation of numerous high-profile projects, from adaptive reuse to new construction. His experience includes leading design teams for the JFK International Airport AirTrain Stations and Facilities and the new transit and retail center at the site of the former World Trade Center.
Joe Costa AIA, LEED AP
Joe is a Principal at Perkins Eastman focusing in the area of primary and secondary education. With more than 28 years of continuous professional practice experience, his portfolio includes a diverse range of projects in both urban and suburban communities, including large and small schools, district-wide studies, campus master plans, and numerous specialty academies, magnet schools, and regional vocational/technical high school projects. Joe’s depth of experience working with school districts, administrators, and unique groups of community stakeholders has lead him to develop a collaborative approach to addressing complex site and building issues.
Recognized as a regional leader in his practice area, Joe’s projects have been featured in industry publications and met with numerous awards for sustainability and design excellence. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cardinal Sheehan Center, Bridgeport, and a member of the Development Board of the Facilities Committee at the Sheehan Center.
Joseph Des Rosier AIA
Joseph is a Principal at Perkins Eastman, serving as a senior designer and project manager with a specialization in large-scale residential and mixed-use projects. With particularly extensive experience in housing, Joe’s work has included high-rise apartment buildings, multi-building urban complexes, housing for seniors, and the adaptation of historic buildings. He has done extensive work in New York City with organizations such as the New York City Department of City Planning and the New York City Economic Development Corporation, as well as a number of international agencies.
Susan Dimotta IIDA, AAHID, LEED AP
With more than 40 years of experience, Susan is a Principal at Perkins Eastman and a leader in the firm’s interior design practice. Her portfolio ranges from new construction to renovation of healthcare, gerontological, commercial, and residential facilities, and the scope of her involvement includes work in practically all phases of projects, from review of documents related to space allocation programs to schematic plans to the selection of interior finishes, furnishings, and equipment.
Susan is a Professional Member of the International Interior Design Association and is a founding member of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers.
Alexa B. Donaphin AIA, LEED AP
A Principal at Perkins Eastman, Alexa brings specialized knowledge and expertise to the design of technically complex, state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, serving as a leader in the firm’s healthcare design practice area. She has played a major role in the evaluation, planning, and design of numerous new and existing medical facilities for many high-profile clients. Large-scale projects under her direction address the issues inherent in the renovation or expansion of continuously operating facilities and consistently help them meet the challenges of advanced technology.
Key to Alexa’s practice is developing excellent working relationships with the administrators and key staff members at renowned healthcare and teaching institutions. Throughout her career, she has focused on effectively satisfying her clients’ needs, incorporating their ideas and working collaboratively to lead each project to a successful conclusion.
Alexa serves on the Health Facilities Committee of the AIA NY Chapter and is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, the New York Society for Health Planning, The National Association of Health Services Executives, the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), and the New York Coalition of Black Architects.
F. Bradford Drake AIA
Rick is a Principal with Perkins Eastman, providing leadership to the firm’s healthcare, government, science, and higher education sectors. Rick brings an international perspective to best practice discussions, his unique perspective shaped by his extensive experience with large and complex design/build projects in Europe, Asia, and Canada. He is noted for work with major clients including the National Institutes of Health, the National Health Service (United Kingdom), and Oxford University.
Rick is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), and he is a Vice President in the Society of American Military Engineers.
Joseph Drown AIA
With more than 30 years of experience as Construction Administrator, Job Captain, Project Architect, Project Manager, and Technical Manager, Joe brings in-depth knowledge to all aspects of a building project. Joe has managed a variety of primary and secondary education, higher education, commercial, and residential projects, including several restaurants, office buildings, retail, and financial institutions. Joe provides clients with experience in all phases of a project’s lifecycle. An expert in cost control and project delivery, Joe ensures that buildings are completed on-time and on-budget. He is highly accustomed to working with multi-layered client groups that often include government agencies, facility administrators, and user groups.
Stanton Eckstut FAIA
Stan is a Principal and member of the Board of Directors at Perkins Eastman. Stan’s work spans multiple practice areas encompassing large-scale development particularly design and planning for transit systems, office buildings, waterfronts, courthouses, primary and secondary school facilities, and higher education. Regardless of their scope and scale, Stan’s projects all represent his dedication to creating great places that surpass expectations and thrive within their communities.
Central to Stan’s approach is a belief that the architecture of a place should welcome the people who inhabit it and recognize the human scale. His vast experience seeing large-scale projects through to completion gives him a unique expertise in building client partnerships and community support, making Stan an industry-wide leader in large-scale development and planning.
Stan’s projects have been recognized with numerous high-profile awards, including multiple national AIA awards and the prestigious Urban Land Institute Heritage Award. In addition to his acclaimed portfolio, Stan’s industry involvement has included positions on the Board of Trustees for the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, and the New York State Museum Institute. He has also served as the director of the urban design program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture and as chair of the Municipal Arts Society of New York’s Street Committee.
Jay P. Epstein AIA
A Principal at Perkins Eastman, Jay has more than 30 years of experience in the design and construction of healthcare facilities, research laboratories, office buildings, and corporate headquarters facilities. In these practice areas, Jay has taken on team leadership and senior management roles on numerous projects, including directing and coordinating all phases of project development from programming and design through construction administration. Jay’s comprehensive experience in multiple aspects of each project gives him a thoroughly in-depth understanding of the complex decision-making processes inherent in laboratory and healthcare design and construction.
Eric C.Y. Fang AIA, AICP, LEED AP
Eric is a Principal at Perkins Eastman with more than 20 years of experience as an architect, planner and urban designer. He has led large-scale plans and designs for downtown and neighborhood redevelopment, revitalization and resilience, and campus planning projects both in the United States and overseas. Eric has worked with public agencies, cities, private developers, regional planning organizations, and institutions to create implementable strategies for waterfronts, transit-oriented development, and climate adaptation. Eric is a regular contributor to professional and academic journals. His work has been recognized by numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects and the American Planning Association.
Steven Fishwick ARB, RIBA
Steven Fishwick is a Principal at Perkins Eastman with more than 30 years of experience in design, planning, and project management world-wide. Clients include academic, corporate, healthcare and government bodies concentrating on large scale highly technical science and technology facilities for colleges, universities, and corporate research and production. Steve is passionate about design, engaged from inception to completion, contributing to and influencing the design at every opportunity, always striving to achieve great architecture and sustainable design. Steve is enthusiastic and deliberate in his approach, engaging with user groups to understand the project scope while challenging and advising on both current and future trends.
Steve is particularly adept at managing the project delivery process and working with external consultants to ensure quality, timely delivery while managing clients’ requirements and expectations.
The reward for these efforts is an exemplary building — establishing new standards for both client and industry.
Sabret Flocos Assoc. AIA, IIDA, LEED AP
Sabret Flocos is a Principal at Perkins Eastman with more than 30 years of experience in architecture and design. While she is adept at translating programmatic requirements into the physical environment, her greatest strength lies in her ability to synthesize ideas and create a space that tells a story and supports the message and vision of her clients. Sabret is also a skilled workplace strategist, and guides clients to achieve the optimal built environment through the use of workplace strategy and planning. As a principal, Sabret acts as the client relationship manager with complete project accountability. Not only does she guarantee leadership involvement throughout the project, but she also uses her extensive experience to assure the highest quality design and client service.
Sabret is active in many industry-related organizations, including CoreNet, IIDA, IFMA, Commercial Real Estate for Women, and NAIOP, while she also dedicates her time to Jubilee Housing, SHARE Food Network, and the March of Dimes where she is serving as a Board Chair of the local chapter.
Georgia is a principal of Perkins Eastman and has a leadership position responsible for the operational and marketing management in the Los Angeles office. She is a key participant with the Los Angeles leadership group, and is involved in all major decisions of the office including strategic, financial, and new business development decisions. As a principal, she also manages Los Angeles office human resource activities, including staff recruitment and retention. She directs the activities of Los Angeles office project staffing, support functions, including computer technology, support staff, and facilities management.
Stephen Forneris AIA
A Principal at Perkins Eastman with 17 years of experience on a wide variety of project types, Stephen has worked on residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, healthcare, hospitality, and retail buildings. Currently leading the firm’s office in Ecuador, Stephen has a depth of experience in the Latin American market that gives him a unique perspective on his work there and in the United States.
Stephen was heavily involved in the formation of the Code and Safety for the Americas (CASA) Act, a Congressional initiative to bring building codes and standards to Latin America, and he is the vice-chair of The Campaign for Safe Buildings, an organization dedicated to providing safe structures in developing nations. He has further applied his expertise in this area as an instructor at Yale University, where he taught on the international practice of architecture in their graduate school of architecture and sponsored a symposium titled "Catastrophe and Consequences: The Campaign for Safer Building."
Steven K. Gifford AIA
Steve is a Principal at Perkins Eastman and a recognized industry leader in the design, programming, and planning of major institutional and corporate buildings. Steve’s extensive portfolio of work has focused on academia, science, technology, and healthcare, and his involvement in this wide range of projects has included directing them through the programming, master planning, planning, and design phases. Within a comprehensive spectrum of science and education projects, Steve has developed specific experience in the areas of design for academic research and teaching, biotechnology, pharmaceutical science, ambulatory and acute care, continuing care, and fitness facilities.
Steve has worked with numerous high-profile academic institutions such as Cornell, Columbia, and Duke on complex program-driven buildings and master plans, and the depth of industry experience that he brings make him a resource across many of the firm’s practice areas. Steve’s work has received Excellence in Design Awards from multiple chapters of the AIA, and he is a recipient of the prestigious Matthew del Guadio Design Award for Excellence in Architecture from New York State.
James Greenberg AIA
Jim is a Principal at Perkins Eastman with 30 years of award-winning architectural experience that spans a wide variety of practice areas, including educational, corporate, medical, recreational, hospitality, and research buildings. His work has included both new construction and the preservation and adaptive reuse of historic structures, and his extensive project management experience has allowed him to oversee some of the firm’s most complex projects, ensuring both quality and client satisfaction.
Jim’s involvement in his field has helped keep the firm at the forefront of technological advances; he has served as a member of the AIA NY Technology Committee and the AIA Large Firm IT Round Table, as well as the New York Building Congress Architectural Leadership Council. Additionally, he is the former Landmarks Commissioner for the City of Trenton and former Vice President of GDS National Users Group.
Jason J. Haim AIA, LEED AP
Jason is a principal and a member of the Board of Directors of Perkins Eastman, and the co-managing principal of the Los Angeles office. Prior to the merger with Perkins Eastman, Jason was a partner of LBL Architects, consistently ranked among the top healthcare design firms in California. Jason has dedicated his career primarily to the design and management of large-scale projects for some of the most complex building types. His attention to design and technical knowledge have created innovative environments for healthcare, education, and other institutional projects. He speaks nationally as an expert on a variety of architectural design topics.
With 24 years of professional experience, Jason’s interest is in the development of innovative and creative architectural solutions. He is knowledgeable of all aspects of planning, design, and project delivery. Having completed the planning, design and construction of more than 2.5M sf of healthcare and institutional projects, he continues to develop innovative architectural solutions for his clients focusing on their core needs and vision.
David W. Hance AIA, LEED AP
A Principal with Perkins Eastman, David has extensive experience as a project architect and designer on a variety of new construction and renovation projects for corporate, residential, and institutional clients. Focusing particularly in the area of senior living, he is currently managing many of the firm’s major projects in the design of specialized residential and care settings for aging adults in Japan.
Joseph Hassel IIDA
Joe offers more than 25 years of experience in planning, architecture, and interior design, almost exclusively dedicated to improving the lives of seniors. An industry expert, he has served as a speaker and educator on master planning, architecture, and interior design at a variety of national forums, including LeadingAge and several of its local chapters, as well as at the International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (IAHSA). Joe was a contributing author to the Wiley textbook, Building Type Basics for Senior Living, and has been a product designer and advisor to industry/manufacturer representatives. He has co-taught design classes at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Harrington College of Design, and Drexel University.
Joe is a professional member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ); a past advisory board member of the University of North Texas’ Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services (CLAS); an associate member of the American Institute of Architects; and a member of LeadingAge. Joe’s design work has been honored with awards from the senior living industry’s most respected programs – AIA/LeadingAge Design for Aging Review and Environments for Aging, along with National Association of Home Builders.
Tommy is a Principal with the firm, focusing his professional architectural career over the past 16 years on the management and coordination of complex building projects for clients in China. A native of Shanghai, Tommy’s depth of cultural knowledge and local professional experience make him an invaluable resource in Perkins Eastman’s Shanghai office, where he leads project teams in the pursuit of quality design and construction.
Sean Huang AIA, LEED AP
Sean, a Principal based in the firm’s Dubai office, brings an exceptional depth of experience in international healthcare design, master planning, large scale/mixed use, science and technology, higher education, primary and secondary education, and other practice areas. Sean has led major projects in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
A frequent guest speaker at events such as the Leaders in MENA Design Forum in Dubai, where he was a panelist discussing “Emerging Design Trends of the Middle East” last fall, Sean is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Society of Engineers: United Arab Emirates. He has been honored with international awards including the Best Middle East Future Hospital Award, where he was a Finalist for his work on KSA MOH300-Bed Hospital in Hospital Build 2015.
Suzanne Jaggers Assoc. AIA, EDAC
With 28 years of healthcare design experience, Suzanne has developed a diversified portfolio of healthcare projects ranging from complex academic replacement hospitals to rural health clinics. She also brings a broader perspective to her work through past experience with commercial and corporate design and senior project management for a large academic medical center.
Experienced in all phases of project development, her main strengths and interests include project visioning, strategic planning, master planning, programming, and medical programming and design. Suzanne is committed to the principle that thoughtful, evidence-based design can improve quality of life and support wellness and healing.
J. Scott Kilbourn AIA, LEED AP
Scott is a Principal at Perkins Eastman with more than 30 years of design, management, and business development experience in a variety of architectural projects; focusing particularly as a leader in the firm’s international practice group. He brings expertise in the design of all types of retail, mixed-use, hospitality and residential, master planning, commercial, and healthcare projects, focusing especially in the areas of large-scale design, senior living, and healthcare projects.
Jason is a Principal at Perkins Eastman with more than 20 years of design and management experience in planning, architecture, and interior design projects for a variety of building types. He has worked extensively with a number of internationally renowned design firms for projects in Taiwan and China. Jason utilized his expertise in design, project positioning, development strategies, and management for senior living projects throughout China. He also served as a Board Trustee of the Beijing City International School, where he designed additions and renovations on the campus as well as setting up systems and criteria for improving quality and safety in the school environment. Jason received a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from Washington University in St. Louis. Before his relocation to China in 2003, he also taught an architectural design studio at Taipei University of Technology.
Stuart Lachs AIA, LEED AP
A leader in the firm’s housing practice, Stuart is a Principal with more than 20 years of experience specializing in all types of housing including mid-rise, low-rise, and affordable housing throughout Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. His experience also includes high-rise office buildings and corporate office parks.
Stuart has worked with a wide range of developers, from not-for-profits building their first affordable housing project to national real estate investment trusts expanding into new markets. He is particularly skilled at developing innovative solutions to accessibility challenges.
Kenneth E. Lee LEED AP
Ken is a principal of Perkins Eastman and the managing principal of the Los Angeles office. Prior to the merger with Perkins Eastman, Ken was a founding principal of LBL Architects. LBL was established in 1986, and was consistently ranked among the top healthcare design firms in California as well as designated “Firm of the Year” (2011) by the Southern California Chapter of the AIA. LBL has designed more than 100 healthcare projects for nonprofit health systems, universities, city and county governments, federal agencies, community hospitals, and for-profit healthcare providers.
With 38 years of professional experience, Ken brings a broad industry and market perspective to his healthcare planning and design work, with the vision of creating exciting space that is also functional and economical. As a former lecturer at the UCLA School of Public Health, Ken also brings a strategic orientation to his projects with an eye towards external market pressures and the impact of policy impacts on healthcare services providers.
David Levo AICP
David focuses on the firm’s thought leadership, consulting, and facilities planning work for learning organizations. Much of his recent effort involves driving the firm’s national education practice, with specific focuses on setting up interdisciplinary innovation networks, contemporizing learning platforms, and rolling out academic change management processes. His experience with learning organizations spans traditional, research, and online universities as well as corporate and government sectors. Highlights include advancing Columbia University’s library system to drive interdisciplinary research; transitioning Bowling Green State University of Ohio to an active learning platform; facilities master planning of one of the nation’s largest online public universities, the University of Maryland University College; worldwide strategic planning for General Electric’s Global Leadership Development programs; and facilities planning for the New York Police Department’s new police academy as well as the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. His academic planning covers more than 20M gsf across seven states from New York to Colorado, as well as internationally. His work has resulted in the realization of over $1B in construction during the last ten years.
David also applies his focus on interdisciplinary client work to Perkins Eastman itself, acting as a key connector between multiple practices and geographies, and as the Principal-in-Charge of Perkins Eastman’s “PEople” mentoring program at each of the U.S. offices.
Michael K. Lew AIA
Michael is a Principal at Perkins Eastman with extensive project management experience on a variety of mixed-use, public, hospitality, and residential projects. Michael’s portfolio of work focuses especially on residential and mixed-use urban projects, such as Sky View Park, a 3.2M sf mixed-use complex in Flushing, New York; and 303 East 33rd Street, the first green development in Manhattan's Murray Hill neighborhood.
Theodore Liebman FAIA
A Principal at Perkins Eastman, Ted is a leading expert in the planning and design of large-scale urban housing and mixed-use projects. Over the past 50 years, he has focused on issues of housing, lifestyle, and culture in the urban environment as part of a comprehensive view of long-term sustainability that challenges the limits of density and celebrated urban communities while advocating for the efficient use of land and resources.
Prior to joining Perkins Eastman, Ted was a founding principal of The Liebman Melting Partnership (TLMP), which focused on affordable housing and neighborhood development, and at which Ted designed and built several thousand units of new housing and several new communities in the northeastern United States. Throughout his career, Ted has worked on projects both in the United States and internationally, including in Russia, the Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Turkey, UAE, KSA and Nigeria. Currently leading the firm’s work in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa, Ted focuses especially on mixed-use urban projects, building on the cultural, lifestyle, building technology, and town planning strengths that keep the firm at the cutting edge of new housing and urban planning theory.
Ted’s work on housing and urban issues has been published in numerous journals and this work has served as the framework for research by other groups in the area of qualitative criteria for housing and neighborhoods. Ted is a past president of the New York Chapter of the AIA, and he has lectured extensively and served on architectural juries at many universities in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Ted is an adjunct assistant professor at New York University. He also is a recipient of the prestigious Rome Prize Fellowship in Architecture.
John I. Marinello Chief Information Officer
A Principal and Board Member of Perkins Eastman, and the firm’s first Chief Information Officer, John oversees all aspects of the firm’s Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, including its enterprise systems, business processes, design technologies, and internal customer support. John has provided technical vision, leadership, and a business acumen for aggressive growth for some of the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry’s best known consultants for 25 years. His core business strengths include strategic and operation technology planning, IT infrastructure design and implementation, as well as talent management.
Robert J. Marino AIA, LEED AP
Robert is a Principal at Perkins Eastman. He has more than 30 years of experience as a project architect and project manager on a wide variety of commercial, hospitality, housing, and mixed-use projects, including both new construction and adaptive reuse. Through his extensive work with commercial developers, Robert has developed particular expertise in the areas of multi-family housing, land-use planning, codes, zoning analysis, and working with public agencies.
Supplementing his project portfolio, Robert has served on numerous professional committees, including the NYC 2012 Building Code Revision Committee; NYC Model Code Committee; the Mayor’s Building Industry Advisory Council; the NYC/AIA Housing Committee and Building Codes Committee (Chair); the NYC Mayor’s Task Force on Barrier Free Design; and the NYC Department of Buildings Advisory Committee. His committee work in rewriting the code to facilitate the production of affordable housing earned a 2003 NYC AIA Citation for Design Excellence. He is currently teaching at NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate.
Michael F. Maurer AIA
A Principal with Perkins Eastman based out of the firm’s Chicago office, Michael brings more than 25 years of experience as a design principal, project architect/designer, and team leader for developer-driven hospitality projects throughout the U.S. and the Middle East. With a depth of expertise in project management and strategic planning, Michael’s design visions have been realized by such high-end hospitality brands as Waldorf-Astoria, Al Ghurair, Westin, Hilton, Godfrey, and St. Regis, among numerous others. In addition to designing new luxury hotels, boutique hotels and resort properties, Michael brings to Perkins Eastman decades of experience in adaptive reuse, mixed-use, and multi-family housing projects.
Barry McCormick AIA
Throughout his 35 years devoted to architecture and interiors, Barry has developed diverse design, management, and technical expertise. As a Principal, he brings a unique perspective to his work, understanding how a project evolves through each phase from design, programming, and scope to staffing, cost analysis, and construction administration.
Barry’s project experience spans a wide range of building types, such as corporate, commercial, law firms, retail, institutional, and residential. He provides strong leadership and careful supervision throughout a project’s duration, ensuring a high quality of both creativity and practicality. His designs have been profiled in numerous publications, including Architectural Record, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times Magazine, among others.
Leslie Moldow FAIA, LEED AP
Leslie is a Principal at Perkins Eastman and the Managing Principal of the San Francisco office. She has more than 30 years of experience primarily focused on senior living and special needs housing communities. Her work involves the full continuum of care facilities, from active adult to senior centers, independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s care, skilled nursing environments, and continuing care retirement communities.
Leslie speaks regularly at national conventions concerning the latest trends in senior living design and she is past chair of the AIA’s Design for Aging Knowledge Community promoting research, education, and conferences to raise the bar of design in senior living communities. Additionally, she is a member of Aging Services of California, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, and Aging Services of Washington (ASW).
Barbara Mullenex AIA
Barbara is a Principal at Perkins Eastman with over 26 years of experience in the industry. Having focused especially in the areas of hospitality and corporate interiors, Barbara has throughout her career lead the design and management of numerous high-profile and complex hospitality projects. Her expertise in this area and her focus on producing creative and innovative solutions for her clients make her an asset for the firm’s hospitality and interiors practices.
In addition to her expansive portfolio of work, Barbara has been heavily involved in her community through work with volunteer programs and non-profit organizations, helping to set a philanthropic example for the industry. An active member of several boards, she has earned service awards that include Washington Business Journal’s CEO Leadership in Philanthropy, and the Corporate Award from the March of Dimes Heroines in Technology.
Sean O'Donnell AIA, LEED AP
A Principal at Perkins Eastman with more than 20 years of experience in his field, Sean’s focus is on the design of great learning environments. On projects ranging from program development to evaluation of existing buildings to the design of new campuses, he works to ensure that each learning environment fully supports all of its users’ physical, intellectual, social/emotional, organizational, and technological needs. Sean’s repeatedly recognized design work is largely based on his research into the ability of environments to successfully accommodate diverse and changing user needs over time--research that was published in an award-winning monograph.
A leader in educational facility planning and design, Sean founded and serves as the chair of the AIA/DC Committee on Architecture for Education. Additionally, he has participated in forums with educators from across the nation organized by “Great Schools by Design,” and has written and been interviewed for articles that include “Schoolhouse of the Future”, Learning by Design; “The 21st Century School,” Contract Magazine; “Building the Perfect School,” American School Board Journal; and “Place-Making,” Learning by Design.
Sean is a member of the Society for College and University Planning, the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International, and the Environmental Design Research Association, and he serves on the National Technical Advisory Committee of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools.
Carl W. Ordemann AIA
A Principal at Perkins Eastman, Carl has more than 38 years of experience in the industry and has managed numerous projects for the firm, work totaling more than 35M sf of new construction and 40M sf of interior alterations. As a studio leader for the firm’s commercial and corporate interiors practice, Carl directs large teams on complex projects across a variety of program types, including corporate, commercial, residential, mixed-use, and government work.
In addition to his award-winning portfolio, Carl has contributed his expertise as a guest critic at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and in teaching and professional development roles at New York University’s Real Estate Institute and the New York Institute of Technology. Carl is a member of the American Institute of Architects’ New York City Chapter (AIANYC), the Real Estate Board of New York, the Urban Land Institute, and CoreNet Global.
John R.A. Pears RIBA
John is a Principal with more than 30 years experience in the design, planning, and permitting of academic, medical, corporate/commercial, and residential projects. He has particular expertise on urban design projects, ensuring the needs and goals of clients are balanced with the concerns of community constituents. A hands-on designer, John works closely with each client throughout all phases of design.
John is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects as well as the Society of College and University Planners. He previously served as a Thesis Advisor at the Boston Architectural Center and currently serves on the Board of Trustees at the Judge Baker Children’s Center and Manville School.
Robert J. Pizzano RA
Robert is a Principal at Perkins Eastman with more than 30 years of experience as a project manager, architectural designer, and urban planner. His extensive range of work includes housing, office and mixed-use developments, and healthcare projects. Robert’s focus for the past 15 years has been in the corporate interiors sector, an area in which he has frequently led teams for the firm on high-profile and widely recognized projects.
Duncan W. Reid AIA
A Principal at Perkins Eastman, Duncan has more than 24 years of design leadership, management, and coordination experience. His work has included a wide array of projects and building types including healthcare, office, hotel, airport, academic, mixed-use, and master planning projects, ranging in scale from several hundred to several million square feet.
In addition to his expansive portfolio of design work, Duncan has contributed his industry experience as a member of design juries at numerous institutions, including The City College of New York, Columbia University, Cornell University, Pratt Institute, and Washington University of St. Louis, among others.
Richard Rosen AIA, LEED AP
A Principal at Perkins Eastman who specializes in the design of senior living environments, Richard has more than 30 years of experience in a variety of institutional building types, including courthouses, hospitals, laboratory buildings, and multi-family housing.
Richard is the current Co-chair of the NYAIA Design for Aging Committee, a member of the National AIA Design for Aging Advisory Group, and a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and previously he served as the Chairman for National Association of Home Builders Best of Senior Housing Awards for 2005-2006. His work has frequently appeared Healthcare Review, and his portfolio has been recognized by numerous awards including the NAHB Best of Senior Housing Platinum Award, Tamarisk Assisted Living, and a 2004 AIA Senior Housing award.
Scott Schiamberg AIA, AICP, LEED AP
Scott is a Principal at Perkins Eastman with 19 years of experience in the design of large-scale projects, urban design, and sport architecture. Scott has designed civic, academic, sport, and city master plan projects throughout the world. This includes some of the most prestigious facilities and sport events, including stadia and arenas for teams in Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, and the planning and design of Olympic Summer and Winter Games. Scott leads the Sport & Exhibition and co-leads the Urban Planning and Design Practice Areas at Perkins Eastman.
In addition, Scott has written and lectured extensively on the role of ballparks in the American city, and was a Visiting Scholar in the School of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he taught and published on his research of the unbuilt church facades of Andrea Palladio.
Christine Schlendorf AIA
A Principal with more than 15 years of experience in design for primary and secondary education, Christine has worked throughout her career to shape the way students identify, absorb, and retain knowledge. Prioritizing the needs of students, teachers, and administrators is central to her approach, and she strives to incorporate the unique core goals and mission of the client’s school, organization, or district, working collaboratively to ensure that curriculum and program drive efficient and functional spaces.
Christine has been responsible for numerous public and private school projects in the United States as well as overseas. She is committed to embracing the regional and cultural aspects that make up a school’s unique ethos, designing relevant and inspiring learning environments that are sensitive to their local contexts.
Christine’s work has been recognized by industry awards and featured in numerous publications, including Crain’s New York Business, Architect, and School Planning & Management.
David J. Segmiller FAIA
David is a Principal and Director of Perkins Eastman and an expert in the design of senior living communities and designing environments for the aging. A leader in the firm’s senior living practice, he is directly involved in design and client relationships. Having taught and lectured extensively on design and development, David brings this unique perspective to his project work, particularly through his studies and previous teaching experience in real estate development at The Johns Hopkins University and the Erickson School for Aging Studies.
While at Johns Hopkins, David worked to develop the curriculum and served as faculty for the JHU/NIC Senior Housing and Care program. He has also served on the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (LeadingAge) Business Firm Advisory Committee and is adjunct faculty in the Berman Real Estate Institute at Johns Hopkins University.
In addition to his academic involvement, David is a member of the ULI Senior Housing Council and is past chair of the council. He is also a past president of the Baltimore Chapter of the AIA, a former board member of the Maryland Society of Architects, a member of LeadingAge, and a past member of the program committee of the Assisted Living Facilities Association.
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Martin L. Siefering AIA
A Principal at Perkins Eastman, Martin has extensive experience in the planning and design of large-scale, complex senior living environments. With 23 years of industry experience, his responsibilities have included planning, design, construction, supervision, and project direction for some of the firm’s most challenging senior living projects. Martin has led projects across a wide array of program areas, including supportive housing, CCRCs, assisted living, long-term care, and chronic care hospitals. His approach to architecture is based upon the integration of nature, sensitive site design, and sustainable building design.
Jana Silsby AIA, LEED AP
Jana is a Principal with more than 20 years’ experience on a diverse portfolio of academic, residential, and healthcare projects. She brings particular expertise in the planning and design of multi-use projects that feature complex approval processes and zoning and programmatic issues. In addition, Jana promotes an integrated design process, exploring ways that green and sustainable design can be addressed and implemented in all of her projects.
Jana is a member of the Boston Society of Architects, the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter, and the Society of College and University Planners. Jana also has served on Lasell College’s Green Task Force.
Sandy Silverman FAIA
Sandy has more than 35 years of professional experience in multi-family, senior living, mixed-use, and other commercial and institutional building types. He has worked on more than 30,000 units of multi-family housing. He has provided expert testimony and presented planning, urban design, and rezoning proposals before many of the major government jurisdictions in the Washington, DC, area. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Washington, DC Building Association (DCBIA) and on the Advisory Board of the Washington Chapter of ULI. He is also Chair of its Housing Initiative Committee. Sandy is a registered architect in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
R. Douglas Smith AIA
Doug is a Principal at Perkins Eastman with more than 30 years of experience in the design and management of large-scale projects. Throughout his career, Doug has dedicated his work to furthering the healthy growth of communities, whether through his work on sports, retail, and entertainment complexes or by serving on the board of directors for a local urban neighborhood renewal association.
Doug has led numerous large-scale urban projects that created vibrant mixed-use communities and restored vitality and activity to city downtowns across the country. He has focused on projects that meet the needs of the client and the consumer and that contribute to the quality of both residential life and the city’s overall well-being. With extensive experience with the entire planning, design, and construction process, Doug works with the client and community to define a vision, navigate complex approvals, and implement the design concept. By combining his knowledge of urban design, architecture, and management, Doug encourages true collaboration among all members of the project team and ensures project success.
Gary D. Steiner AIA
Gary is a Principal at Perkins Eastman with more than 30 years of design, management, and development experience on a wide range of architectural projects. An expert in the design of all types of senior living communities, as well as commercial, multi-family, and mixed-use projects, Gary has particular experience working with long-term clients to build relationships and ensure successful project outcomes for diverse stakeholders.
Diana Ming Sung AIA
A Principal with Perkins Eastman, Diana Sung has more than 20 years of experience as project director, designer, and lead architect for a variety of building types, and she has overseen the planning, programming, design, and construction of many complex multi-phase projects for the firm. Her projects have included those for gerontology and special care settings, health care facilities, courthouses, mixed-use development, moderate-income family housing, hotels, commercial interiors, cultural, and educational facilities.
With a background in industrial and exhibition design, Diana brings a unique perspective to her work, consistently raising the standards of innovative and effective design for large, complex projects. As a result, her work has received numerous awards and has helped Perkins Eastman develop its reputation for design excellence and gain recognition in publications such as The New York Times, Architectural Record, Contract, Healthcare Design, Hospitality Design, and others. Diana’s academic involvement is illustrated by her frequent participation at industry conferences, including International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing and the AIA New York International Practice. She has also served on numerous committees for the AIA, including the Interior Committee, Health Committee, and International Design Committee, and is a member of the Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AHSA), as well as its international branch, the IAHSA.
Jorge Szendiuch AIA, LEED AP
A Principal at the firm, Jorge has more than 25 years of experience designing, directing, and managing projects for public- and private-sector clients. Having worked on both new construction and renovations of landmark structures, Jorge has developed a proven ability to articulate vision, establish project goals, and reach consensus among diverse client stakeholders, leading teams toward design and technical excellence. Jorge’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, New York Construction, Grid, and Metropolis.
Mark Van Summern AIA
Mark is a Principal at Perkins Eastman and a leader in the firm’s corporate interiors practice. With more than 30 years of professional experience he has managed the design of more than 35M sf of projects involving both phased renovations and new construction. In addition to managing design and all project phases, Mark is actively involved in the development of new workplace strategies and real estate analysis.
Joanne Violanti AIA, LEED AP
As Principal, Joanne brings more than 25 years of experience in designing and managing projects of varying scale and program. Her particular strength is in delivering projects for institutional clients with demanding schedules, elaborate programs, and complex technical requirements. Joanne has a proven track record on highly specialized projects, leading teams to successfully integrate the requirements of users, consultants, and public agencies with the overall design goals. Her portfolio includes many significant medical and laboratory facilities for clients such as Memorial Sloan Kettering and major academic medical centers such as NYU, Duke, and Cornell universities. She is a member of the firm’s technical leadership committee.
Ron Vitale AIA
A Principal with Perkins Eastman, Ron has more than 25 years of experience in the design and management of a variety of architectural projects. Ron’s award-winning portfolio of work has been recognized and published nationally and internationally, and he has been a guest speaker at conferences such as the East Asia Regional Conference of Schools (EARCOS), Association of Advancement & International Education (AAIE), and Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI). Ron is currently based in our Shanghai office and has amassed extensive building design experience in Asia and the Middle East.
Ron is a member of both the New York City Chapter and Hong Kong Chapter of the AIA, as well as the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), AAIE, CEFPI, EARCOS, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.
Jerry Walleck AIA
Jerry is a Principal at Perkins Eastman and the Managing Principal of the Chicago office. With more than 25 years of experience, he has been responsible for the planning and design of a number of senior housing projects on a variety of scales and levels of care and serves as a resource on the design and construction requirements for these types of facilities. Additionally, Jerry has played an instrumental role in helping the firm’s Chicago office build a diverse practice, offering design leadership in a variety of project types including residential, educational, and commercial.
Jerry’s design work has been honored with awards from two of the senior living industry’s most respected programs – AIA/Leading Age Design for Aging Review and Contemporary Long Term Care, along with National Association of Home Builders – and featured in publications such as AIA Focus, Architecture Magazine, Chicago Magazine, Environments for Aging, and Environmental Design + Construction, among others.
Evan Weremeychik AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Evan Weremeychik AIA, NCARB, Leed AP; is a Principal at Perkins Eastman with a focus on healthcare architecture and laboratory facilities. He has lectured and published articles on trends and new design protocol for healthcare environments, research, educational, and laboratory spaces. Evan is adept at navigating the various challenges of complex projects. His architectural approach focuses on finding ways to advance the efficiency and usefulness of the built environment by leveraging a collaborative planning, design, and construction process.
Charles F. Williams CCS, CSI
Charles is a Principal at Perkins Eastman with more than 17 years of experience. His extensive experience in construction administration makes him a firm-wide resource in the areas of project supervision, needs assessment, code review and analysis, oversight of contract bidding and negotiation, and construction administration for the design of educational facilities, office environments, and specialized residential environments. Particularly, Charles specializes in assisting owners with the development of project-specific contracts and agreements and has authored specifications and other written materials for project manuals.
Serving as a technical resource Charles frequently assists project teams in the selection and evaluation of various building systems and assemblies, and has extensive experience in the selection, evaluation, and implementation of mechanical and electrical systems, including lighting and data/telecommunications. His hands-on experience with older structures allows him to creatively resolve the integration of new systems and code compliance alterations into these facilities.
Ming Wu AIA
A Principal at Perkins Eastman, Ming’s appreciation for architecture and cities has been influenced by the many places he has lived, both within the US and abroad. These experiences have brought a unique international perspective to his career of more than 30 years. Informed by his constantly changing surroundings, the central focus of Ming’s practice is the relationships that people make with places and buildings, an approach that he applies to projects ranging from city-center skyscrapers to large-scale master planned developments. Currently, Ming plays a central role in the firm’s large-scale practice, applying his global experience as a platform upon which to engage large-scale design and development internationally.
Ahmad is a Principal at Perkins Eastman with more than 25 years of experience on a wide range of project types, focusing particularly in planning, design, and construction for healthcare projects and related facilities. Ahmad is an effective project manager with proven expertise in the areas of quality, schedule, and cost control and frequently coordinates all phases of a project from concept to construction.
Ahmad is a member of the Hospital Engineering Society of Greater New York and New Jersey, and he also has played a role in the investigation of the construction and finance sectors of developing Afghanistan, participating in panel discussions for the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency’s “Investing in Afghanistan: the Heart of Asia."