Three Perkins+Will Architects Elevated to AIA College of Fellows, Class of 2017

Perkins+Will congratulates Jon Penndorf, Steve Turckes, and Sharon Woodworth for having been inducted into the American Institute of Architect’s College of Fellows, Class of 2017.

Fellowship is awarded to AIA members who have made significant contributions to architecture and society, and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. The designation recognizes not only the individual achievements of the architect, but also the positive impacts of his or her work on a national scale. Here, we introduce you to the newest Perkins+Will AIA Fellows:

Jon Penndorf, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Jon Penndorf is a senior associate, project manager, and sustainability leader in Perkins+Will’s Washington, D.C. office. He is involved in the management and high-performance design of a variety of project types, from focused interior renovations, to new construction, to energy management across a full portfolio. With more than 16 years of experience in the field, Jon is engaged in many areas of the architecture community, including design, project management, leadership, and professional development. A recipient of the 2012 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Young Architect Award, Jon was the 2012 president of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the AIA and has served on the chapter’s board of directors since 2008. He has served nationally as a regional director for the AIA Young Architects Forum (YAF), and is currently a representative to the AIA Strategic Council and a member of the Committee on the Environment (COTE) Advisory Group. He has also spoken at local, regional, and national conferences on sustainable design and professional development topics.

Steven Turckes, FAIA, ALEP, LEED AP BD+C
Steven Turckes is a Principal in our Chicago office where he leads the K-12 practice of the firm. An enthusiastic advocate for advancing education through design, Steve has led the development of innovative K through 12 schools by educating communities, sharing his expertise, and transforming architecture for education. Steve firmly believes in the power of education and educational environments to change lives. For over thirty years, principally with Perkins+Will, he has shaped educational facilities in the Midwest, across the Nation, and all over the World. Steve’s body of work reflects his focus on connecting the knowledge and experience of educators with the energy and enthusiasm of students and communities to support innovative educational missions and spaces. His process is infused with the principles of observation, collaboration and knowledge sharing, and he has led teams creating future-ready environments that stand the test of time.

Sharon Woodworth, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, ACHA
Sharon Woodworth is a healthcare practice leader in the San Francisco office of Perkins+Will who brings over 25 years of experience driving change in healthcare operations through architectural design. After careers in nursing and journalism, she received her master’s degree in architecture. Since 2010, Sharon has served on the Board of Directors for the Arts & Health Alliance. She is Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) teaching a course for experienced healthcare administrative professionals titled, “Environmental Systems Leadership.” Her designs embrace diverse cultural perspectives from the United Kingdom to the Philippines and continuum of care issues from pediatrics to senior living. She recognizes the value of research-based initiatives from LEED Certification and Pebble Partnerships to Magnet Recognition.

Jon, Steve, and Sharon—along with the rest of the Class of 2017—will be honored at the national AIA Conference in Orlando in April.

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