January 19, 2016

Joan Blumenfeld, FIIDA, FAIA

Joan Blumenfield, courtesy of Perkins + Will.

Firm : Perkins + Will.

Location : New York, NY.

Honors : Interior Design Best of Year and HiP Awards; AIA New York State Excellence and Merit awards; Society of American Registered Architects Excellence, Merit, and Honor awards.

Bio : As the Interior Design Director of the New York Office, Joan Blumenfeld combines her background as an architect with a design excellence approach to interiors. Her diverse and prominent list of clients includes corporate firms, non-profit organizations as well as government and higher education institutions. Joan’s vibrant, elegant work has been published in national publications such as the New York TimesArchitect, Interior Design, Contract, Architectural Record, Art in America, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair as well as various trade magazines and newspapers. 

Blumenfield was 2007 President of the AIA New York Chapter and focused her leadership on the theme of “Architecture Inside/Out,” which intended to create a dialogue on the importance of high performance interior design, sustainability and quality of life issues. She worked on an interior design excellence initiative addressing these topics with the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, the Department of Design and Construction and the Mayor’s Office for more than a year, resulting in the first revamping of citywide workplace standards since 1971.

Blumenfield was a board member of the New York Chapter of the AIA as well as a member of its Scholarship and Nominating Committees, a board member of the NYC Building Congress, the New York Building Congress Foundation, IIDA, Pro Mujer, Harvard Graduate School of Design Alumni Council and Women Executives in Real Estate.

She holds a Masters of Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophical Psychology from the University of Chicago.

Completed Projects :

Staying Alive: Perkins + Will Brings Evidence-Based Design To The Arlington Free Clinic

Feel Good, Work Well: At Astellas Pharma Europe

Leftfield’s Home Run: Perkins + Will Designs Reality TV Company’s New York Office

Money Talks…Quietly: Peace Pervades a Chicago Trading Firm by Perkins + Will

The Art of Healing: Johns Hopkins Hospital by Perkins + Will

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