Drake Dillard Elected to the 2016 American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Board of Directors

Los Angeles, CA, January 8, 2016 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Perkins+Will (www.perkinswill.com), an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm and a global leader in sustainable design, is proud to announce that Senior Project Manager Drake Dillard, AIA, NOMAC has been elected to the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) Board of Directors.

“It is an honor to be elected to this year’s Board,” said Dillard. “I look forward to serving the members of the Los Angeles chapter as their Director.”

Based out of the Los Angeles office of Perkins + Will, Dillard has been serving as the firm’s Senior Project Manager since 2014. He brings over three decades of experience in the management, design, and construction of medical, educational, commercial, and residential facilities, with projects across the United States, Middle East, and Africa. He has also been actively involved in the professional community as the past president of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), and board member for organizations such as the Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) Lafayette Square, Board Chair for Crenshaw YMCA and Commissioner for Los Angeles County Commission on Local Governmental Services.

About The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA)
Providing Leadership in Improving the Built Environment
Formed 115 years ago – AIA|LA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the efforts of its parent organization, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), by specifically serving the interests of our local architecture and design community. AIA|LA’s membership includes architects and design professionals actively engaged in the industry. Members work at diverse companies representing a broad range of professional practices. Through advocacy, education, networking and outreach, AIA|LA serves as a resource to help make the Los Angeles region more delightful, healthier, more sustainable and economically competitive.

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 highly ranked among 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 1,600 professionals are thought leaders in 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. In 2015, Fast Company ranked Perkins+Will among “The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Architecture.” For more information, visit www.perkinswill.com.

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