Noel Bryan, with almost 30 years of professional experience in architecture, operations management, and business development, has joined global architecture and design firm Perkins Eastman as principal and director of business operations.
Bryan is a registered architect (RA) in Arizona and Illinois, an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and a certified architect with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
Based in the Chicago studio, Bryan will oversee all operational logistics for the firm. He will work with the executive committee to evaluate business procedures, enact policies to streamline workflow, and ensure each studio is reaching the goals determined by leadership.
After earning a Bachelor of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Utah, Bryan worked at a variety of design firms in Chicago, Minneapolis, Tucson, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City.
He held leadership positions at several architecture and engineering firms and business consulting firms across the country, where he served on the respective operating committees and oversaw all aspects on the business end, including finance, legal, operations, information technology, and human resources.
Collaborative to the core, Bryan is known for his ability to balance the designers’ needs and goals with the everyday logistics of managing a business.
“With his rich knowledge of operational efficiency, proven leadership capabilities, and clear-cut skills in business management, Noel is a real asset,” says Shawn Basler, AIA, co-CEO and executive director of Perkins Eastman. “His expertise will be instrumental as Perkins Eastman continues to expand and evolve, and we could not be more pleased to have him on the team.”