BOSTON and CHICAGO—November 2, 2021—Architecture and design firm Perkins&Will announces the elevation of new leaders for two of its largest U.S. studios, as well as the appointment of a new executive global head of marketing.
In Boston, principal Yanel de Angel has become Managing Director. In Chicago, principal Lindsey Peckinpaugh has become Managing Director and principal Bryan Schabel has joined Ralph Johnson as the studio’s Co-Design Director. And Gina Berndt—formerly the Managing Director in Chicago—has been elevated to Chief Marketing Officer. Robert Brown, formerly the Managing Director in Boston, turns his full-time focus to leading the studio’s corporate and commercial architecture practice.
“This leadership succession is an important part of Perkins&Will’s evolution and business strategy. It reflects our commitment to talent development from within, as well as our responsiveness to changing client needs in a post-COVID era,” says CEO Phil Harrison.
“We’re grateful for the leadership of Robert and Gina as Managing Directors, and look forward to their continued contributions to the firm in their new roles. We also know our clients in Boston and Chicago are in excellent hands with Yanel, Lindsey, Bryan, and Ralph.”
Read more about the firm’s newly appointed leaders and their respective roles below: