Press Releases 01.31.2022

Perkins&Will Elevates Renee Rodriguez to Leadership Role as Director of Operations for D.C. Studio

Rodriguez will add new leadership responsibilities to continued client engagement in Higher Education and Science and Technology.

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Perkins&Will promoted Renee Rodriquez to join the leadership team as Director of Operations leading business operations and project delivery. Rodriguez, who has been at the firm for 17 years as an Associate Principal and formerly as a Senior Project Architect, will continue the client engagement that has been a hallmark of her Perkins&Will career.

“Perkins&Will takes great pride in investing in its people and growing our leadership ranks from within,” said Chris Morrison, Perkins&Will Principal and Managing Director, Washington, D.C. “Renee’s broad experience across many studio roles and through diverse projects makes her a perfect fit for leadership. She knows firsthand the challenges we all encounter, and has demonstrated the skill to break them down and solve them collaboratively.”

A respected team member, studio leader, project architect, and project manager, Rodriguez will champion the firm’s focus on Living Design that is about creating high performing places that promote human and ecological well-being at every level.

“At a time when our profession is seeing tremendous change, I'm excited to be part of the leadership team to navigate challenges and identify new opportunities. I also look forward to continue to work with trusted colleagues who both challenge and support me to deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients.”

Renee Rodriguez, Director of Operations

Problem Solving through Design

As Senior Project Architect, Rodriguez specialized in purpose-driven projects in education, science, and technology.

Significant projects have included Bowie State University’s Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Nursing in Bowie, Maryland; Towson University College of Health Professions in Towson, Maryland; Ballou High School in Washington, D.C.; Department of Homeland Security National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center in Fort Detrick, Maryland; George Mason University Exploratory Hall Science Building in Fairfax, Virginia; National Institutes of Health Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Phase II, in Bethesda, Maryland; and National Institutes of Health Satellite Switching Station in Bethesda, Maryland.

Rodriguez is both a WELL Accredited Professional and LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee.