Jerry first joined Perkins&Will as a student intern in 1986 and started full time in June of 1987 after graduation from the University of Texas at Austin. He has worked at Perkins&Will his entire career and has helped build the firm into one of the most diverse and successful architectural practices in the nation. In 1999, Jerry was named Design Principal. As a Design principal he has overseen hundreds of projects of all scales in all practice areas. He believes that design has the power to build better, healthier communities. His projects have been awarded 25 AIA Awards to-date, and over forty design awards from other organizations nationally and internationally.