Bradford Perkins

Bradford Perkins


Co-founder | Chairman

“Since the founding of Perkins Eastman, we have specialized in project types that are inherently people-focused— such as schools, hospitals, senior living, and mixed use urban developments that bring people together. It wasn’t long before we realized this human dimension was central to our entire design process.”

Brad Perkins, FAIA, co-founder of Perkins Eastman with Mary-Jean Eastman, FAIA, has built a career that spans 50 years and includes projects in more than 30 countries. Brad’s grandfather Dwight Heald Perkins, FAIA, who founded Perkins, Fellows and Hamilton in 1894, and Brad’s father, Lawrence Bradford Perkins, FAIA, who co-founded Perkins + Will in 1935, inspired Brad to focus on design that enhances the quality of life. Throughout his career, Brad has directed major projects in all of Perkins Eastman’s key practice areas, serving as Principal in Charge of work around the world ranging from small projects for non-profit organizations and senior living communities to major healthcare facilities, large-scale mixed-used developments, education and research campuses, and even master plans for new cities. Author of nine books and more than 100 articles covering all aspects of architecture and design, Brad has lectured at more than 20 colleges and universities and currently serves on the faculty of Cornell’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning.

Our Perkins Eastman

Brad deeply believes that the built environment can improve people’s lives, wherever they are in the world. Over the years, he has fostered a firm culture committed to this belief, empowering staff to innovate, evolve, and flourish.


  • Phone:

  • +1 (212) 353 7300
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  • Education

  • Stanford University, MBA
  • Cornell University & The City College of New York, B.Arch
  • Cornell University, BA
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
  • Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
  • American Institute of Certified Planners