NEW YORK — Global architecture and design firm Perkins&Will has promoted Robert Clemens to managing director of its New York studio. Since joining Perkins&Will in 2021, Clemens has served as the studio’s director of operations and leader of its commercial and emerging transit practices. Clemens succeeds Bill Harris, who will continue in an expanded regional managing director role after nearly six years as New York studio managing director.
“Thanks to Bill, our studio has enjoyed incredible growth and embedded it even more deeply into the vibrant cultural fabric of New York City,” says Clemens. “For me, Bill has been an incredible mentor and inspiration, and I’m humbled to have the opportunity to now lead the studio forward. Like Bill, I’m focused on growing our internal capabilities, strengthening relationships with clients, and undertaking projects that, most importantly, positively contribute to New York.”