Perkins Eastman Principal David J. Segmiller Elevated to AIA National College of Fellows

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Segmiller is an Industry Leader in the Design of Senior Living Communities and the Managing Principal of the Firm's Charlotte Office

David J. Segmiller, FAIA

We are very pleased that the AIA has recognized David's many accomplishments as the head of our Charlotte office and as an innovative national leader in senior living design. - Bradford Perkins

The Board of Directors of international design and architecture firm Perkins Eastman is pleased to announce that David J. Segmiller, Managing Principal of the firm’s Charlotte office, has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows. Election to Fellow status (FAIA) is awarded by a jury of peers and recognizes architects who have made significant contributions to society on a national level and achieved a standard of excellence in their profession. For the last 28 years, David has committed his career to improving resident quality of life, principally within the senior housing and care industry.

“I am honored to join this distinguished group of architects,” said Segmiller. “It is the culmination of a decades-long journey within the senior living design and development community that I have long been a collaborator in, to establish the high standards of care and quality of life that our most senior citizens enjoy today.”

Out of a total AIA membership of nearly 88,000, there are fewer than 3,100 distinguished with the honor of fellowship and honorary fellowship, with 158 being added to that elite roster this year. The 2016 Fellows will be officially honored at the annual Investiture of Fellows Ceremony, being held at University of Pennsylvania’s Irvine Auditorium on Friday, May 20, during the AIA Convention in Philadelphia.

David J. Segmiller, FAIA, joined Perkins Eastman in 2011. His work encompasses a transformative understanding of quality of life in campus settings, high rise buildings, urban solutions, and smaller care settings. Beginning in 1988, and faced with an industry mired in institutional models of care, he has led and personally designed over 35 Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) in addition to more than 20 smaller, single care facilities. These projects are located throughout the U.S., as well as in the UK and China, and have been recognized with dozens of awards in senior housing design.

“We are very pleased that the AIA has recognized David’s many accomplishments as the head of our Charlotte office and as an innovative national leader in senior living design,” said Bradford Perkins, FAIA, Chairman and CEO of Perkins Eastman.

David has served his profession as a leader of AIA Baltimore, The Maryland Society of Architects, The Urban Land Institute (ULI), LeadingAge, and the Assisted Living Federation of America. Among his myriad accomplishments, David was instrumental in engaging Active Adult and CCRC developers into the ULI Senior Housing Council for the open sharing of ideas and philosophies. His most recent white paper, “The State of Senior Living in the Carolinas,” was the result of David’s extensive surveying various CCRC leaders and service providers in the Carolinas.

About Perkins Eastman
Perkins Eastman is among the top design and architecture firms in the world. With almost 1,000 employees in 15 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 progressive and inventive design that enhances the quality of the human experience. The firm’s portfolio includes high-end residential, commercial, hotels, retail, office buildings, and corporate interiors, to schools, hospitals, museums, senior living, and public sector facilities. Perkins Eastman provides award-winning design through its offices in North America (New York, NY; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; San Francisco, CA; Stamford, CT; Toronto, Canada; and Washington, DC); South America (Guayaquil, Ecuador); MENA (Dubai, UAE); and Asia (Mumbai, India, and Shanghai, China).

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