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Peter Busby Named Managing Director of San Francisco Office
A Strategic Investment in Thriving Bay Area Built Environment Market
Today we announced the appointment of Peter Busby to the role of managing director of our San Francisco office.
Since merging his Vancouver based firm with us in 2004, Peter has been a driving force across the company, compelling our industry-leading sustainable design initiatives. With this newly expanded role, Peter's globally recognized design work and approach, along with his focus on sustainable communities and regenerative design, will integrate with the San Francisco office's distinguished multidisciplinary practice. Russ Drinker, who previously led the office, is now regional director for East/South East Asia.
"Peter Busby's appointment reflects our strategic commitment to the remarkable creative energy of the San Francisco Bay Area," said Phil Harrison, president and CEO of Perkins+Will. "The region's grand-scale innovation is deserving of inspiring environments that reflect and even further invigorate it. Peter's visionary perspective added to our acclaimed San Francisco office leadership and talent will reinforce our ability to provide transformative sustainable design for the businesses, institutions and organizations behind this enterprising climate."
Busby's extensive portfolio spans market sectors and disciplines. His expertise includes large-scale sustainable urban design and development projects such as Victoria, B.C.'s LEED Platinum Dockside Green mixed-use community, and precedent-setting regenerative facilities including the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre and The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. Both buildings are targeting LEED Platinum/Living Building status and are on track to achieve new milestones in North American green building design. In addition, Busby is noted for advancing sustainable education and practices across the northwest region and industry.
"Working in San Francisco and strengthening my connection to this community is a wonderfully meaningful opportunity. Wellness, sustainability and social responsibility are all qualities the Bay Area is known for-qualities that reflect our values as well as my own," said Busby. "With our Vancouver perspective, the legacy of the San Francisco team and the Bay Area's engaged awareness, there's a shared understanding of the expansive and even revolutionary role that sustainable design can play for people, communities and organizations."
Our San Francisco office offers a vibrant local practice with broad expertise in architecture, interiors, urban design and preservation and reuse projects in the Bay Area and around the globe. Current notable Bay Area projects include the Computational Research and Theory Facility for Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, the adaptive reuse of office building 140 New Montgomery in San Francisco and the Treasure Island Master Plan. Among the office's local portfolio are the Ferry Building, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Ohlone College's Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology.
"Peter brings a sensibility that's highly attuned to the kind of thoughtful, impactful work for which we are known," said Allison Williams, design director of the San Francisco office. "With his design philosophy, dynamism and ability to foster emerging talent, he also aligns with the region's forward-thinking culture."
Peter Busby will address the topic of regenerative design at a public lecture on May 23, 2012, in the Recital Hall of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. For more information, please contact Howard Weiss at Howard.Weiss@perkinswill.com.