Perkins+Will Los Angeles Senior Project Designer Mark Tagawa Elevated to Associate Principal

Los Angeles, CA, May 13, 2016 --( Perkins+Will, an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm and a global leader in sustainable design, announced today that Senior Project Designer Mark Tagawa,AIA, NCARB, NCIDQ, LEED AP, has been elevated to Associate Principal. Based out of the firm's Los Angeles office, Mark has led the design for both Architectural and Interior Design work. His work has received numerous awards and has been published domestically and internationally.

"Mark demonstrates effective and forward thinking design leadership," states Managing Director and Principal of Perkins+Will Los Angeles, Eric Van Aukee, AIA LEED AP. "Mark has embraced a broad range of design challenges for a variety of clients. His work is clean, crisp, refined: the quality is unmistakable."

Tagawa has been serving as the firm's Senior Project Designer since 2008. He brings over two decades of experience in higher education, healthcare, commercial and corporate interiors practices. Local interior design projects include the Perkins+Will Los Angeles Office, Los Angeles Lakers Headquarters and Training Facility, and the Sunnylands Administration and Archive Buildings. In addition to work completed in Los Angeles, his portfolio includes projects across the United States, Asia, and the Middle East, such as the Providence Tarzana Medical Center, University of Hawaii, West Oahu New Administration & Allied Health Building, KSAU Health Science University, Jeddah, and the NGHA Specialized Children's Hospital, Jeddah.

About Perkins+Will

Perkins+Will is an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm established in 1935 and founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance communities. Each of the firm's 24 offices focuses on local, regional and global work in a variety of practice areas. With hundreds of award-winning projects annually, Perkins+Will is ranked as one of the top global design firms. Perkins+Will is recognized as one of the industry's preeminent sustainable design firms due to its innovative research, design tools, and expertise. The firm's 1,900 professionals are thought leaders developing 21st century solutions to inspire the creation of spaces in which clients and their communities work, heal, live, and learn. Social responsibility is a fundamental aspect of Perkins+Will's culture and every year the company donates 1% of its design services to pro bono initiatives.

Perkins+Will Los Angeles is a Southern California-based architecture firm that believes in the power of design to transform lives. With 83 professionals on staff, the office is consistently ranked among the top five design firms in the city. Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the practice delivers a broad range of architecture, planning, interior design and strategic consulting services with significant expertise in corporate + commercial + civic, healthcare, higher education and science + technology projects.
Christine Kim