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Perkins+Will’s Seattle Studio Announces Leadership Promotions for 2019

Promotions recognize commitment to outstanding client service and exceptional contributions to the design profession

Seattle ­(April 23, 2019) – The Seattle studio of global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will is pleased to announce that nine staff have been elevated to leadership roles. The promotions are part of a firmwide celebration of team members whose noteworthy contributions to the design profession, clients and the local community make a positive impact and help the firm deliver excellent service and innovative design projects that align with clients’ goals.

“We are excited to welcome all nine of these individuals into their new roles,” said managing director Kay Kornovich. “Their breadth of experience and depth of talent are tremendously valuable not only to their design colleagues, but also—and especially—to our clients, who can expect from them the highest quality of service and responsiveness.”

  • Andy Clinch was promoted to principal. He has nearly 20 years of experience leading teams and projects across industries and design types through programming, design and construction administration. A LEED Accredited Professional, Andy is particularly passionate about designing and leading projects for higher education and science and technology clients.
  • Molly Baker was promoted to senior associate and interior project designer. Molly brings an innovative mindset to her projects, steering healthcare, higher education, civic and corporate clients toward high-performance solutions for their building’s interiors and workplaces.
  • Daria Supp was promoted to senior associate and senior project designer. With over 14 years of experience in architectural design, Daria is known for her mixture of practical knowledge and conceptual understanding, which has allowed her to deliver an innovative flair and comforting design experiences for healthcare, civic, educational and commercial development projects.
  • Chris Tyner was promoted to senior associate. As a senior project architect, he became known for his expertise in technical coordination and project management across project types. His experience includes large-scale projects like multi-family buildings, stadiums, hospitals, and performing arts centers. He also leads the Seattle arm of Perkins+Will’s Resilience Research Lab, exploring ways to make the built environment more resilient to natural disaster and climate change.
  • Devin Kleiner, a senior associate, was promoted to senior project architect. As the studio’s resident sustainability leader, Devin delivers award-winning, environmentally responsible projects to clients in higher education and the civic realm.
  • Bill Xu was promoted to associate. Bill’s project experience spans from 1,000-square-foot workplaces to 3-million square-foot mixed-use projects, and his strong relationship-building skills have helped define some of the studio’s strongest partnerships.
  • Eric Nebel was promoted to associate. Eric has a broad range of project experience, from finely crafted custom homes to a full city block hospital. He is known for his ability to carry out large, complex projects and demanding deliverables for a range of clients with aplomb.
  • Oliver Wuttig was promoted to associate. He has a passion for material performance and rigorous design. His experience has allowed him to help clients with design development and project coordination, both in renovations and new construction, across higher education campuses, civic spaces, and science and technology facilities.
  • Scott Rice was promoted to associate. With over 32 years of experience as a project architect, Scott’s extensive knowledge of all phases of design and construction, along with technical documentation and coordination, has helped ensure the high quality delivery of a range of complex healthcare projects.

The Seattle studio of Perkins+Will was established in 2004 and has grown to include more than 100 architects, interior designers, and planners. The practice has a legacy of award-winning projects that exemplify a commitment to design excellence and sustainable development. Its multi-disciplinary work spans higher education, healthcare, corporate, commercial, civic, and science and technology.

Recent work includes NorthEdge; BioMed’s i3 Campus in San Diego, California; Troy Block; the Allen Institute for Brain Science; Swedish Medical Center First Hill Campus Transformation; the University of Washington Life Sciences Building; and a number of mixed-use high-rise developments across the region.  

About Perkins+Will

Perkins+Will is an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm established in 1935. Founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance communities, the firm collaborates with clients all over the world to create healthy, sustainable places in which to live, learn, work, play, heal, move and explore. More than 2,200 professionals across over 20 Perkins+Will design studios include some of the brightest minds in architecture, interior design, branded environments, urban design and landscape architecture. Clients consistently turn to the firm for leadership in areas like sustainability, resilience, health and wellness and mobility. Additionally, Perkins+Will’s Research Labs innovate design technologies and solutions that result in better, smarter, more competitive built environments. In 2018, the firm was named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in Architecture by Fast Company, and is consistently ranked among the world’s top design firms. Perkins+Will’s family of partner companies includes retail strategy and design consultancy Portland; sustainable transportation planning consultancy Nelson\Nygaard; healthcare technology planning firm Genesis; and luxury hospitality design firm Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR). 

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