Chris Morrison Named Managing Director of Perkins+Will’s Washington, DC Office

Perkins+Will is pleased to announce that Chris Morrison, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal, has been promoted to Managing Director of its Washington, D.C. office. Chris has more than two decades of experience and brings his exemplary strengths in management and client development to this new role. Chris will be heading the office in partnership with award-winning Design Director Carl Knutson, AIA, LEED AP and they will be leading teams in local, regional, and international work.

"Chris leads with a collaborative spirit that will foster the continued growth of our Washington, D.C. office,” said Phil Harrison FAIA, LEED AP, President and CEO of Perkins+Will. “He is being tasked with directing a team of professionals who are designing some of the firm’s most important projects and we are certain that he will be very successful in carrying out this work.”

Prior to joining Perkins+Will, Morrison served as a Principal with Cunningham | Quill Architects in Washington, DC. Earlier in his career, he was an Associate at Shalom Baranes Associates and a Project Architect at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, both in Washington, D.C.

“I look forward to utilizing my management expertise to enhance our vibrant and successful practice in Washington, D.C.,” said Morrison. “I’m honored to lead this office, in collaboration with the other principals, and to work with such a remarkably dedicated and talented staff.”

Situated in the heart of our nation’s capital, the Washington, D.C. office of global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will is a diverse practice delivering client-focused, detail-oriented design solutions. The approximately 75 professionals in the Washington, D.C. office serve long-term and new clients in practice areas such as civic, corporate interiors, government, healthcare, higher education, and science and technology. The office’s current work includes Nixon Peabody Law Offices, FDIC, UVA Health System Hospital, Qatar Fundamental Science Building, and DCPS Ballou High School. Underscoring Perkins+Will’s commitment to sustainable design, the practice proudly occupies award-winning space that has achieved LEED Platinum certification.

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