“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.