Perkins+Will announced the creation of a new director-level position and a new hire at its Seattle offices. Brodie Bain, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, has joined the office in the new position of Campus Planning Director, showing growth in the area of sustainable planning for higher education facilities for the innovative design firm.
"Colleges and universities continue to improve the sustainability of the design of their campuses and facilities at a remarkable rate," said Kay Kornovich, Principal and Managing Director of the Seattle office at Perkins+Will. "This dovetails well with Perkins+Will's mission of socially responsible design. Brodie Bain is a leader in strategic campus planning and adds a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team."
Bain is a registered architect and certified planner who has focused almost exclusively on higher education for the past 15 years. She combines a comprehensive understanding of universities with strategic institutional design based on her extensive work in campus planning, programming, space utilization studies, land use, site planning and pre-designs for a full range of campus building types. She has worked closely with clients such as Ohio State University, Seattle University, the University of Washington, Duke University and the University of Virginia, listening to their needs and translating them into useable space within the context of physical opportunities and operational constraints.
"I'm excited to join a firm that's at the forefront of sustainable design across the globe," said Bain. "Perkins+Will has long been a leader in the field and helping them grow their practice to even more firmly embrace sustainable campus planning will be, I'm sure, a challenging and rewarding endeavor."
With more than 20 years of experience in the fields of architecture and design, Bain has developed a passion for helping clients match goals and strategies with an institution's mission. Much of her work has included consensus building with stakeholders and public process. Most recently, in her position as a partner at Seattle-based design firm Mithun, she led the development of the firm's approach to sustainable campus master planning. Bain is in demand as a speaker on sustainable campus planning and regularly presents at conferences throughout the country.