Architecture firm Perkins+Will has named Raymond L. Beets, FAIA as Managing Director of the Houston office. He has been a Principal since 2003 when his firm, B2HK, merged with Perkins+Will. Dave Mueller, who previously managed the Houston office, is now Regional Director of Business Development and Marketing for the Texas Practice.
Recognized for his expertise in highly complex biomedical research facility design, Beets was elected to the American Institute of Architects’ prestigious College of Fellows in recognition of his contribution to the profession, as well as to the nation’spublic health and safety. His recent projects include the Texas Children’s Hospital Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, the Department of Homeland Security National Bio-Agro Defense Facility, The University of Texas Galveston National Laboratory, Texas A&M University Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building, and The University of Houston-Victoria Regional Economic Development Center.
Tom Reisenbichler, AIA, Texas Regional Director for Perkins+Will, commented on Beets’ leadership skills, “While Ray has achieved international acclaim in the past decade for his specialized expertise, he has been a significant force in the practice of architecture for 40 years. His strength in guiding large teams and his ability to nurture young interns into firm leaders has furthered the success of our Houston office’s delivery of outstanding healthcare, educational, corporate, commercial, and civic projects as well as science + technology facilities.”
Beets earned his bachelor of architecture from Texas Tech University. A registered architect, he is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Established in 1935, Perkins+Will is a global interdisciplinary architecture and design firm founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance society. With a staff of 1,500 in 22 locations worldwide, the firm serves clients across a broad range of project types and grounds its work in deep research. Perkins+Will ranks among the world’s top design firms and is the recipient of hundreds of awards. Social responsibility is fundamental to the firm’s outlook, work, and culture, and every year Perkins+Will donates one percent of its design services to non-profit organizations. With pioneering tools to advance sustainable design practices, the largest green building portfolio in North America, nearly 1,000 LEED Accredited Professionals, and a commitment to the 2030 Challenge, Perkins+Will is recognized as one of the industry’s preeminent sustainable design firms. For more information, visit www.perkinswill.com.