Lindsey Peckinpaugh

Principal, Sports, Recreation and Entertainment, Chicago

“It’s about building relationships and strengthening communities” says Lindsey Peckinpaugh, Chicago’s Practice Leader for Sports, Recreation, and Entertainment.  A natural consensus builder, Lindsey is a skilled moderator who excels at public outreach, stakeholder engagement, and building strategic framework for complex projects, both large and small.  While the design and construction of projects is thrilling, Lindsey finds the greatest sense of accomplishment from the positive impact buildings have on their communities.

Although she grew up a competitive, multi-sport athlete, Lindsey did not intentionally set out to specialize in sports design. What drew her to the market was the communal nature of the work and opportunity to create spaces where communities gather, recreate, and focus on their community cohesion and well-being. “It’s challenging and also incredibly fun work!” says Lindsey.

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.

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.
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 and 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.
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.