The Dallas, Houston and Austin offices of global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will announced the following promotions in recognition of leadership in design, collaboration, innovation, sustainability and client service.

“These team members have demonstrated above-and-beyond client service and an outstanding commitment to producing truly innovative, industry-leading design,” said Tom Reisenbichler, managing director of the Texas Practice of Perkins+Will.  “The promotions are a testament to their valuable contributions to the firm and professional accomplishments, and we look forward to supporting their continued growth at Perkins+Will.”

Promotion to Principal:

  • Ian Sinnett, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, CDT, is an architect and senior healthcare planner with extensive experience in the design and construction of complex healthcare and institutional projects. Having managed and planned projects ranging up to $750 million, Sinnett is well versed in meeting client expectations, project delivery, project management and lean hospital design.  In 2008, Sinnett was recognized as one of Building Design+Construction’s “40 Under 40.” Sinnett’s leadership has been a driving factor in the success of projects for a range of clients including Baylor Scott & White Health, University Hospital System, and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Promotions to Associate Principal:

  • Julie Frazier, AIA, ACHA, RELi AP, LEED AP, has over 15 years of architectural experience with a vast depth of knowledge in healthcare planning. She has worked with numerous hospitals and health systems, specializing in market analysis studies and strategic facility plans. Her ability to find solutions to client needs makes her a valuable member of the team and leads to successful projects. Frazier’s nationwide impact on healthcare delivery, activism in sustainability and commitment to women’s leadership interests led Building Design+Construction to select her to the 2015 class of “40 Under 40.” Here noteworthy current work includes two pilot projects for the new RELi resilient design framework: CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, and the University of Oklahoma Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • Jordan Thompson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, serves as the director of operations for the offices in the firm’s southwest region, coordinating internal resource management to deliver outstanding client service.  His role is particularly focused on strategic growth, successful team structures, and balancing resources and financial metrics.  Thompson is currently facilitating onboarding activities related to the recent acquisition of Dallas-based interior design firm lauckgroup.  Previously, Thompson served as a senior healthcare project manager, contributing to the growth of one of the office’s largest studios.

Promotions to Senior Associate:
•    Wes Bowen, RA, LEED AP BD+C
•    Dan Creekmore
•    Angela Gann, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
•    Lecia Mavros, RID, LEED AP, CDT
•    Josh Moore, CDT
•    Jeff Pollack, AIA, LEED AP
•    Steve Smith, RA, LEED AP BD+C
•    Jenna Vardell, CPSM

Promotions to Associate:
•    Hannah Aikin, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
•    Brad Bailey, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
•    Brittany Cael, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
•    Nicki Estes, RID, EDAC, LEED AP ID+C
•    Tarah Griffis, RID, LEED AP BD+C
•    Justin Hughes, Lean Black Belt
•    Meredith Hunt, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C
•    Anna Johnson, CPSM
•    Ryan Roettker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Promotions to Associate Principal:

  • Thomas Newsom, AIA, CDT, LEED AP, has over 25 years of experience in the planning, design and construction of healthcare projects, ranging from physician office spaces to large academic medical center expansions. As a senior project manager, Newsom is involved in all phases of project development, leading his team of architects and designers to deliver quality projects that exceed client expectations. He has a passion for working with clients to provide efficient, creative architectural solutions that accommodate functional needs and contribute to better patient outcomes.  Notable clients include the University Hospital System, Midland Memorial Hospital, and CHI St. Luke’s Health.
  • Gerald van Benschop has more than 18 years of experience serving the IT needs of architecture firms, including ten with Perkins+Will.  As the Director of Global Technology Services, van Benschop supports all 24 Perkins+Will global offices, focusing on service and project management of IT deliverables.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston.

Promotion to Associate:

  • Cindy Villarreal, LEED AP BD+C

Promotion to Principal:

  • Angela Whitaker-Williams, AIA, LEED AP, serves as the practice leader for the Austin Office.  She has more than 20 years of architectural planning and experience in the K-12 market, including 16 years in Central Texas. Her leadership and effective team communication make her an integral component to the success of each of her projects. Whitaker-Williams’ leadership has been a driving factor in the success of projects like Austin Community College’s Highland Mall campus, Manor Senior High School, and a district-wide facility and educational suitability assessment for Austin ISD’s 2017 Bond program.

Promotion to Associate:

  • Travis Hughbanks, AIA, LEED AP