CARRIE PERRONE NAMED DIRECTOR OF HIGHER EDUCATION, ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL
PHOENIX AZ (06 October 2016) – Carrie Perrone has joined RSP Architects as Associate Principal and Director of the firm’s Higher Education practice in Phoenix, Arizona. Perrone is a highly-regarded architect and learning environments design specialist. She has focused her 18-year career on designing for higher education, including academic classroom and laboratory facilities, learning commons, dining, libraries, and other student-focused learning environments. Her clients have included public and private colleges and universities, and community colleges. Perrone’s approach to the work is to foster collaborative problem solving.
“Carrie brings an expansive point-of-view to our higher education practice,” said RSP Principal Joe Tyndall, AIA. “RSP clients like Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University will benefit greatly from Carrie’s experience and insight into the latest advancements impacting general education, liberal arts, STEM and health education.”
Most recently, Perrone was a Principal and national thought leader with SmithGroupJJR, where she served since 2004. She led numerous higher education projects including the University of Arizona – Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Arizona Cancer Center, and College of Medicine; Northern Arizona University’s South Dining Hall; Maricopa Community College Health and Wellness, University of Arkansas Champion’s Hall and Northeastern Illinois Education Building.
Perrone said, “I am thrilled to join an admired firm like RSP Architects, with an expanding and aspiring higher education studio. I am extremely enthusiastic about how our profession and process can not only guide and support our clients’ space needs but can foster change and transformation to new ways of learning.”
A frequent speaker at industry events, Perrone most recently presented at the T-Summit in Washington DC. Her talk centered on student innovation in the context of interdisciplinary academic systems. She is a LEED-accredited architect who earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona.