New York, NY — The Executive Committee of Perkins Eastman announces that Steven Gifford AIA has joined the firm’s New York office as a principal. Gifford joins with more than 30 years as a national and international leader in the design, programming and planning of major science, technology, education and healthcare buildings.
“Steven Gifford brings a recognized depth of expertise in science and technology and other institutional building types that complement our established healthcare and education practice areas; we are privileged to have him join our leadership, said the firm’s Chairman and CEO Bradford Perkins, FAIA.
Gifford joins Perkins Eastman from the New York office of Hillier where he led its Global Science and Health Design Studio; prior to that he was a partner at Davis Brody. His national and international work comprises a wide spectrum of project planning and design experience in education, academic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical science, ambulatory and acute care, continuing care and civic buildings.
He has led design teams working collaboratively with many prestigious institutions including Columbia, Cornell, Duke, National University of Singapore, Northwestern, NY Public Library, SUNY, UMDNJ, and Washington University, among others in the U.S .and overseas. He has also worked with notable corporations such as Genzyme, Novartis, Nakeel, Rohm & Haas and L’Oreal.
Gifford is a graduate of Columbia and the University of Virginia. He is a member of the AIA and a representative to the New York Building Congress. His work is widely published and has been recognized for design excellence with numerous awards. Gifford presents regularly at conferences and contributes articles to national publications on design and planning.