Dawn Guarriello

Dawn Guarriello


Associate Principal

“Nelson Mandela’s quote, ‘education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world,’ resonates with me on every level. Mandela’s philosophy inspires me to continue to iterate and advance in the work we are doing with schools and institutions.”

Dawn has committed her 20-plus-year career to designing educational facilities, from early childhood centers and high schools to colleges and universities. A collaborative leader, Dawn draws from her technical expertise to help guide her clients and project teams toward the most successful project possible for each unique community within their budget and schedule. Dawn fosters strong relationships with each of her clients, offers creative solutions on every project, and shares her passion for creating healthy learning environments for all students from a project’s-inception through project-closeout. Dawn is an active governor-appointed Board Member and Chairperson on the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board, which develops and enforces regulations designed to make public buildings accessible to, functional for, and safe for use by persons with disabilities in the commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Our Perkins Eastman

Dawn brings her passion to explore new approaches to solving problems, to find dynamic solutions to existing problems, and to identify yet unseen problems to the discussions helping to propel Perkins Eastman forward.


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  • +1 (617) 712-2192
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  • Education

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.B.S., B.Arch
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects