The Denver Studio of Perkins and Will Announces New Design Leadership

As part of its commitment to Denver, the Rocky Mountain region, and beyond, the Denver studio of global architecture and design firm Perkins and Will welcomes Robin Ault as Design Director.

“We’re thrilled to have Robin join our firm, and our Denver leadership team,” said Andy Barnard, principal and Managing Director of the Denver studio. “Robin’s considerable experience and knowledge of the Colorado architectural landscape will be invaluable to our clients.”

As the most senior design position at Perkins and Will, the design director is responsible for leading and overseeing all design work; collaborating with in-house teams and clients; and ensuring clients have access to the firm’s broader resources.  Under Ault’s design leadership, the Denver studio—home to a 56-year-old architecture practice that’s a national leader in sports, recreation, and entertainment—can continue its expansion into other practice areas, including commercial, civic, higher education, and science and technology.

“Design has always been the lens through which I see the world, working with clients to create their future. I am thrilled to be a part of a renowned firm like Perkins and Will, and, in particular, to be part of its dynamic Denver practice,” Ault says. “I look forward to working to improve our community and advance the industry with innovative and meaningful work.”

A third-generation Colorado native and alumnus of the University of Colorado, Ault has over 20 years of experience in the architecture field. His resume includes a wide range of projects, both in Colorado and abroad, for clients in the civic, cultural, higher education, public, and aviation sectors. He subscribes to the philosophy that “design doesn’t happen in a vacuum,” and that a collaborative approach to architecture is always the strongest.

Ault’s work can be seen at high-profile institutions such as the University of California, the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, The Colorado Convention Center, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and the Los Angeles International Airport, among others. A member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), he was named one of Engineering News Record’s Top 20 Under 40 in 2012, and several of his projects have been recognized with AIA awards.

About Perkins and Will

Perkins and Will, an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm, was founded in 1935 on the belief that design has the power to transform lives. Guided by its core values—design excellence, diversity and inclusion, research, resilience, social purpose, sustainability, and well-being—the firm is committed to designing a better, more beautiful world. Fast Company named Perkins and Will one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in Architecture, and industry rankings consistently place Perkins and Will among the world’s top design practices. With an international team of more than 2,700 professionals, the firm has over 20 studios worldwide, providing services in architecture, interior design, branded environments, urban design, and landscape architecture. Partners include Danish architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen; retail strategy and design consultancy Portland; sustainable transportation planning consultancy Nelson\Nygaard; healthcare technology planning firm Genesis; and luxury hospitality design firm Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR). For more information, visit