William (“Bill”) Harris MArch ’79 has been named Managing Director for Perkins+Will’s New York Office, one of the firm’s most strategically significant and visible practices. A leader in interdisciplinary design ‘convergence,’ Harris previously served in Perkins+Will’s Boston studio, where he focused on designing for the scientific and technological sector.

“It’s an exciting time to plant my roots in New York City, where I’ve already been working with developers and other clients for more than a year thanks to the burgeoning life sciences and high-tech economy,” Harris said in a press release. “As our clients increasingly rely on design to support innovation and to attract and retain talent, we find that the best solutions integrate research facility and laboratory design with workplace, healthcare, and higher education—and those areas happen to be the strongest practices in our New York studio. The market here is brimming with opportunities for interdisciplinary design convergence, and I’m thrilled to lead the charge.”

Read the full press release.