Lindsey Peckinpaugh

Principal, Managing Director, Chicago

It is often heard that Lindsey is the most organized and responsive architect you will ever work with. Lindsey built and managed Sink Combs Dethlefs’ successful Chicago practice before merging with Perkins&Will in 2017.

A natural consensus builder, Lindsey is a skilled moderator who excels at public outreach, client-engagement, and building strategic framework for complex projects. Her practice is founded on exceptional client service and being a thoughtful steward of her clients’ mission and resources.  She works tirelessly to elevate the talent and expertise on her team to deliver exceptional results. Her experience working with clients to create places that prioritize well-being, equity, and resilience—core components of the firm’s Living Design framework—is particularly noteworthy, as clients across every market sector are seeking these project outcomes.

“Astute project management allows us to exceed the expectations of our clients.  Project delivery is evolving to be more complex, faster, and requiring large teams and input from diverse stakeholders.  I welcome the challenge of a large diverse team and intense collaboration.   I understand when the process is managed and inclusivity is welcomed, the design outcomes are better.  We work collaboratively to deliver on our clients’ mission and to positively impact the communities we serve.”

We’re proud to introduce you to some of the recently elevated leaders who are shaping the future of our firm: Lindsey Peckinpaugh, Managing Director of our Chicago studio; Yanel de Angel, Managing Director of our Boston studio; and Gina Berndt, Chief Marketing Officer. Here’s what their leadership transitions mean for them—and for our clients.
West Lafayette Wellness Center
West Lafayette, Indiana
PPL Center at the Allentown Arena Block Development
The PPL Center at the Allentown Arena Block Development is a large, mixed use development project featuring a 10,000 multi-purpose arena, banquet, meeting, hospitality space, a 35,000sf clinical office building occupied by Lehigh Valley Health Network and a Marriott Renaissance brand hotel.
Away from the office, Lindsey can be found adventuring around Chicago with her son Mason looking for active ways to challenge each other and engage the City.
Rockford Park District UW Health Sports Factory
The UW Health Sports Factory was an adaptive reuse project that transformed the former Ingersoll Machine Tool Factory along the Rock River into a modern day indoor sports tournament facility and community recreation asset. The UW Health Sports Factory features eight basketball courts, sixteen volleyball courts, a full-service restaurant and hosts a wide variety of regional and community events.
“I have a personal devotion to holistic well-being, and believe that great design can enhance opportunities for health, wellness, and recreation in our communities. The emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of well-being are just as important as the physical pursuits; and at Perkins&Will we take a very inclusive approach to explore these opportunities.”
Marquette University Athletic and Human Performance Research Center
The Athletic and Human Performance Research Center is a state-of-the art performance and training center backed by applied research for the Marquette Golden Eagle athletic programs and the broader campus community. Phase 1 of the facility features team support spaces for the lacrosse and golf programs, as well as, all sport strength and conditioning space, bioassessment and data analytics labs.
Lindsey is a competitor by nature.

She grew up a competitive multi-sport athlete and her personal devotion to health and wellness drives her passion for design that supports the human body, mind, and spirit.