LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Perkins+Will, the global architecture and design firm, reports that Eric Van Aukee AIA LEED AP has been named Managing Director of the Los Angeles office. With more than 30 years of design, planning and management experience, Eric has led a broad spectrum of projects including work with commercial, science, healthcare, government, and education clients.
Gabrielle Bullock AIA NOMA LEED AP BD+C, who previously served as Managing Director of the Los Angeles office for the past eight years, has also taken on a new role as Perkins+Will's Director of Global Diversity and continues as the leader of current key projects in the LA office. Throughout her tenure as Managing Director, Bullock provided strategic and financial leadership of the office as well as managing many complex projects including the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, LA County Harbor-UCLA Master Plan and City of Hope Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center for Cancer Immunotherapeutics & Tumor Immunology.
"I am very happy to announce the recent transition of both Eric and Gabrielle to new roles with Perkins+Will," said Phil Harrison FAIA LEED AP, President and CEO of Perkins+Will. "Gabrielle's planning and management expertise, combined with her collaborative and dedicated work ethic, have made her an influential part of our team. Eric's in-depth knowledge of project development, design and construction processes are essential to his new role as Managing Director and I have full confidence in his ability to strengthen relationships with clients out of the LA office."
As Aukee focuses on further strengthening a world-class team and growing the Los Angeles office, Bullock will work on a variety of healthcare and corporate initiatives.
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