September 15, 2020

On the Move: Perkins and Will Promotes Brent Capron to Principal

Perkins and Will

The New York studio of Perkins and Will has announced the promotion of interior design director Brent Capron to principal. He joined the firm in 2017 and has influenced the design of over 1 million square feet of interior space in Manhattan alone, and another 500,000 feet nationally, including corporate interiors projects for Penguin Random House and Viacom.
Capron was promoted through the Perkins and Will Leadership Program, which recognizes individuals who have a positive impact on the firm’s culture and client work through innovation and design excellence.


BIFMA, the not-for-profit trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers, has appointed Deirdre Jimenez as its president and chief executive officer. Jimenez is an architect and interior designer with over 25 years of leadership experience focused primarily on the workplace environment. Jimenez will succeed Thomas Reardon, who is retiring after a 22-year tenure as executive director during which time he played a major role in shaping BIFMA for the future

ZGF Architects

ZGF Architects has announced the appointment of Sharron van der Meulen (left) to managing director in the Portland office. She joined the firm in 1987 as an interior architect and grew into design leadership roles on project teams, eventually becoming co-leader of the ZGF’s interiors practice. Van der Meulen has been at the helm of many of the firm’s most significant local projects of the past decade, including the current expansion of Portland International Airport

SHoP Architects

New York-based firm SHoP Architects has announced the elevation of three associate principals to the role of principal. They are Angelica Trevino Baccon, John Cerone and Dana Getman. The three are the first new principals to be appointed at the firm since 2012. SHoP has also promoted two project directors, Steven Garcia and Shannon Han, to associate principal.

TEF Design

TEF Design has made two promotions in their San Francisco studio. Marketing director Glynis Nakahara has been promoted to associate principal, and firm controller Terry Buer has been promoted to associate.

IA Interior Architects

IA Interior Architects is launching their first in-house hospitality practice, led by Veronica Givone (right) as managing director. Givone is a seasoned studio leader and design director with 20 years of experience in the hospitality market, specializing in the boutique, luxury hotel market.


Dan Stine has joined Lake|Flato as director of design technology, bringing over twenty years of experience managing design technology and implementing BIM-based workflows. He also teaches graduate architecture students at North Dakota State University and maintains the blog BIM Chapters.

Dennis Miller Associates

The contemporary furniture Dennis Miller Associates has announced that long-time associate Justin Orlansky has acquired the company and will be in charge of ongoing operations. He will serve as president and CEO, while founder Dennis Miller plans to maintain an active role in a consulting basis. Orlansky joined the firm in 2010 after serving as showroom manager at Bo Concepts. 

Ware Malcomb

Sergio Valentini has been promoted to director, architecture in the Los Angeles office and Douglas Gullo has been promoted to director, architecture in the Phoenix office of Ware Malcomb.

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