Perkins&Will appoints Aimee Eckmann as K-12 Education Practice Leader

The Chicago studio of architecture and design firm Perkins&Will has announced the appointment of Aimee Eckmann to firmwide practice leader for K-12 Education.

Eckmann, who started her career at Perkins&Will in 1999, has served as K-12 practice leader for the Chicago studio since 2017. She has worked in educational planning and design for schools in the United States and internationally.

“I’m excited to take on the added responsibilities,” Eckmann said. “The possibilities of education have always resonated with me. Schools are game changers for students and communities, and we must be creative and responsive with the communities we serve.”

Eckmann succeeds Perkins&Will partner, Steven Turckes, who will remain fully engaged with clients.

Among Eckmann’s projects: William Jones College Preparatory High School, a seven-story high school in downtown Chicago; Westview High School, a combination school and community YMCA in Omaha, Nebraska; and The Nita Mukesh Ambani Junior School, a preK-7th grade school in Mumbai, India.

Eckmann received a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Bachelor of Environmental Designdegree from Miami University of Ohio. In the Chicago community, she has served in a leadership and mentorship capacity for over 20 years with The ACE Mentor Program of Illinois.

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