The Executive Committee of top international design firm Perkins Eastman is pleased to announce that Rohit Saxena, AIA, LEED AP, has joined the firm’s Mumbai office as a Principal. Saxena joins with more than 30 years as a national and international leader in the design, planning, and management of complex technology-driven projects.
Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s Mumbai office Aaron Schwarz FAIA says of Saxena, “Rohit Saxena brings valuable expertise in many building types, but especially the laboratory and science environments that are critically important as India’s higher education, healthcare, and pharmaceutical sectors continue to grow.” Schwarz continues, “Perkins Eastman is proud to be able to further strengthen the firm’s investment in India and to deploy Rohit’s global expertise locally.”
Saxena joins Perkins Eastman from the Mumbai office of HOK. As Managing Director, Saxena was responsible for directing its international operations and interests in India, while his design experience focused on master planning and design for higher education, residential, and office/commercial projects. His previous experience in the United States concentrated in the design of higher education environments, particularly with an emphasis on science teaching and research buildings with complex technological and programmatic requirements, such as facilities for biomedical research, molecular biology, and engineering and transportation technology.
Saxena received his master of architecture degree, with a specialty in advanced building technology, from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He received his bachelor of architecture degree from the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA); the Society of College and University Planners (SCUP); and the Indian Society of Heating Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning (ISHRAE). Saxena is a LEED-accredited professional and is a registered architect in the state of Georgia, as well as India. He presents regularly on science research and teaching buildings, higher education, sustainability, and engineering at industry conferences.
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Perkins Eastman  is among the top design and architecture firms in the world. With 700 employees in 13 locations around the globe, Perkins Eastman practices at every scale of the built environment. From niche buildings to complex projects that enrich whole communities, the firm’s portfolio reflects a dedication to inventive and compassionate design that enhances the quality of the human experience. The firm’s portfolio includes education, science, housing, healthcare, senior living, corporate interiors, cultural institutions, public sector facilities, retail, office buildings, and urban design. Perkins Eastman provides award-winning design through its offices in North America (New York, NY; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Pittsburgh, PA; San Francisco, CA; Stamford, CT; Toronto, Canada; and Washington, DC); South America (Guayaquil, Ecuador); North Africa and Middle East (Dubai, UAE); and Asia (Mumbai, India, and Shanghai, China).
Appointment demonstrates firm's commitment to India.
Rohit Saxena AIA, LEED AP has joined Perkins Eastman's Mumbai office as a Principal.