Perkins+Will, an internationally-recognized architecture and design firm, announced the appointment of Peter Busby as managing director of the firm’s San Francisco office.
Since merging his Vancouver-based firm with Perkins+Will in 2004, Busby has been a “driving force,” in the firm’s sustainable-design initiatives, the firm said.
| Peter Busby|
As managing director, Busby’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 multidisciplinary practice, the firm said.
Busby replaces Russ Drinker, who was named regional director for East/South East Asia.
“Peter Busby’s appointment reflects our firm’s strategic commitment to the remarkable creative energy of the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Phil Harrison, Perkins+Will president and CEO.
“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 includes large-scale, sustainable urban design and development projects. Examples include the LEED Platinum Dockside Green mixed-use community in Victoria, British Columbia, and the “precedent-setting” regenerative facilities the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre and The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability at the University of British Columbia.
|Busby’s portfolio includes large-scale, sustainable urban design and development projects, such as Victoria, B.C.’s LEED Platinum Dockside Green mixed-use community, shown here.|
LEED Platinum/Living Building status is being sought for the latter two projects, which the firm says 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 Pacific Northwest region and the industry.
According to the firm’s website, Busby was also the founder and recent chair of the Canada Green Building Council, and worked to initiate the development of LEED in Canada.
Busby is scheduled to address the topic of regenerative design at a public lecture on May 23 in the Recital Hall of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. More information: Howard Weiss at Howard.Weiss@perkinswill.com.
Perkins+Will’s San Francisco office offers a local practice with broad expertise in architecture, interiors, urban design, and preservation and reuse projects in the Bay Area and worldwide.