Noel Bryan Joins Perkins Eastman as Principal and Director of Business Operations

Noel Bryan – Photo credit Organic Headshots – Courtesy Perkins Eastman

Accomplished executive brings extensive leadership experience to global design firm

Global architecture and design firm Perkins Eastman is thrilled to announce that Noel Bryan has joined the firm as Principal and Director of Business Operations. With close to 30 years of professional experience in architecture, operations management, and business development, Bryan leverages a keen sense of business insight, a forward-thinking and results-driven approach to work, and an empathetic outlook, making him a perfect fit for the role.

Based in the firm’s Chicago studio, Bryan will oversee all operational logistics for Perkins Eastman. He will work with the Executive Committee to evaluate business procedures, enact policies to streamline workflow, and ensure that each studio is reaching the goals determined by leadership—responsibilities which complement the skills he has procured over his expansive professional career.

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 nationally-recognized 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 couldn’t be more pleased to have him on the team.”

Bryan is equally enthused. “Working at Perkins Eastman is a great opportunity, and it’s an honor to join such a talented and passionate group of architects, designers, and leaders. I’m eager to dive in and start collaborating as we continue to enhance the brand and efficacy of the firm.”

Bryan is a registered architect in Arizona and Illinois, an active member of the American Institute of Architects, and a certified architect with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Perkins Eastman is thrilled to welcome him to the team.


Perkins Eastman is a global design firm founded on the belief that design can have a direct and positive impact on people’s lives. The firm’s award-winning practice draws on its 1,100+ professionals networked across 24 studios worldwide. By keeping the user’s needs foremost in the design process, the firm enhances the human experience across the spectrum of the built environment. For more information, visit