Dawne David-Pierre

Associate Principal, Operations Director, New York

Dawne’s work is defined by a commitment to building relationships. From an early age, she was aware of the effects of the built environment on wellbeing, particularly in dense urban settings. A desire to positively impact people’s lives through design led Dawne to a career in architecture and project management across the healthcare, education, housing, and science and technology sectors in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and New York City.

For Dawne, leadership means practicing a growth mindset and building a culture of trust and belonging. She champions environmentally conscious design, embracing diversity and inclusion as a vital part of creating a sustainable future. Dawne is passionate about diverse representation in architecture and has held leadership roles in the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and FIRST 500, an organization that provides resources for students, practitioners and aspiring Black female architects.

“It's always all about relationship building and finding creative solutions to the task at hand, whether that’s a building, a business challenge, or a team of people.”
Outside the office, Dawne cultivates community through enjoying time with family in her home borough of Brooklyn, and active involvement in local and national industry organizations.
Perkins&Will Welcomes Dawne David-Pierre as Director of Operations

David-Pierre brings a deeply rooted passion for community, collaboration, and equity in design to the firm’s New York and Philadelphia studios.