The Dallas and Austin offices of global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will announced that the following individuals have been appointed to leadership positions within the firm, recognizing their dedication to excellence in design, collaboration, innovation, sustainability and client service.

“Each of these team members is dedicated to providing top-notch client service,” said Tom Reisenbichler, managing director of the Dallas and Austin offices of Perkins+Will.  “They all deserve to be recognized, and we look forward to their future growth as professionals with the firm.”

Promotions to Principal:

Courtney Johnston, ASID, RID, LEED AP, is the director of design for interiors for the Dallas, Houston, and Austin offices of Perkins+Will. Since joining Perkins+Will in 2008, she has led multiple award-winning project designs and has been a key figure in supporting the firm’s integrated design approach, bringing creative solutions to projects from concept to completion. Johnston has demonstrated success as an expert in corporate interiors workplace design and in crafting the patient experience in healthcare environments. Her expertise has been a key part of the success on large projects such as the Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research Center at The Star, the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, Baylor University Medical Center T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital, Medical Center of Plano Women’s Services and Post-Partum Unit and CHRISTUS Spohn Memorial and Shoreline Campuses (currently the largest CHRISTUS health expansion project)

Kelly Whitney, RID, LEED AP, is a client manager for the firm’s largest healthcare client and leads an architectural studio of more than twenty professionals. She joined Perkins+Will in 2000 and has substantial experience with organizational project management and healthcare facility design. In addition to expertise in programming and healthcare planning, schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction administration, she participated in the Texas Department of State Health Services Licensing Workgroup, helping to update statewide healthcare codes. Her expertise has been a key part of the success on large projects, such as the expansions of Medical City Dallas (Dallas, TX) and Riverside Community Hospital (Riverside, CA).  She is a member of the firm’s Corporate Diversity Council.

Promotion to Associate Principal:

Mark Roan, AIA, LEED AP, is a senior project manager in the Perkins+Will Dallas office and leads a healthcare studio with key clients including Methodist Health System, Texas Health Resources, and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He has been with Perkins+Will for 20 years and has been responsible for all aspects of design, documentation and project delivery.

Promotions to Senior Associate:

  •     Matthew Crummey, AIA, LEED AP
  •     Henry D’Elena, AIA, LEED AP, CSI
  •     Mike Lyssy, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  •     Kevin Mereness, RID, LEED AP
  •     Kristin Winters, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Promotions to Associate:

  •     Peter Baird, AICP, LEED AP ND (Austin Office)
  •     Ken Candler
  •     Dan Eikenberry, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  •     Cory Griffin, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  •     Mark Kitchens, RA, LEED AP BD+C
  •     Robert McNamara, RA, LEED AP BD+C
  •     Ashley Roberts, CPSM, LEED AP
  •     Wes Thiele, AIA, LEED AP