Allison Held

Chief Marketing Officer

New York

+1 (212) 251-7000

Allison is a Principal and the Chief Marketing Officer for Perkins+Will. A New Yorker born and raised, she has worked in global design firms for her entire professional career. As Chief Marketing Officer, she applies her creative skills and analytic expertise to craft and implement a future-oriented strategy for the firm and its clients. She brings a fresh approach, high energy and a unique perspective focusing on the core essence of what the firm has to offer to honor the broader goals of society. She employs the tools of technology, the written word and visual representation to bring out the humanity of our work.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in architectural history from Harvard University. Allison earned a certificate in culinary arts from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. Currently, she is pursuing a graduate certificate from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in Developing Healthy Communities: Nutrition, Behavior, and Physical Activity. In addition to her passion for design, she is personally committed to educating others about healthy eating and good nutrition—particularly as it relates to solving the childhood obesity epidemic and designing environments and communities which support health.