For more than 30 years, Gina Berndt has been a leader in the Interior Design industry. From her role as a Managing Principal of The Environments Group to her current influence as Managing Director of the Perkins+Will Chicago office, her insight and instincts have cultivated exceptional interdisciplinary design teams that have been recognized with numerous awards and loyal repeat clients. Under Gina’s leadership, Perkins+Will has been recognized by Interior Design magazine’s as the 2015 Most Admired Firm, on Architectural Record’s 2015 list of Top Architectural Firms, and as AIA Chicago’s 2016 Firm of the Year. Gina also was named a Chicago Business Journal Woman of Influence in 2015 and was recognized as a Leadership Honoree in 2011 by the IIDA Illinois Chapter.
Gina received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois and also studied at the University of Copenhagen. She is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers, past President of the Chicago chapter of Commercial Real Estate Executive Women and has served on the board and executive committee for the Girl Scouts of Chicago.