Aimee Eckmann

The Chicago studio of global architecture and design firm Perkins&Will announces the appointment of Aimee Eckmann, widely recognized for her award-winning designs of schools in the US and internationally, to firmwide practice leader for K-12 Education.

Eckmann, who started her career at Perkins&Will in 1999, has served as K-12 practice leader for the Chicago studio since 2017. Working closely with key school stakeholders – administrators, teachers, parents, students, and community members – she has brought her expertise in educational planning and design to schools from Chicago to Omaha, Mumbai to Shanghai.

“I’m excited to take on the added responsibilities,” Eckmann said. “The possibilities of education have always resonated with me. Schools are game changers for students and communities, and we must be creative and responsive with the communities we serve. I look forward to continuing to embrace designing sustainable, healthy environments to benefit future generations.”

Among Eckmann’s projects: William Jones College Preparatory High School, a seven story high school in downtown Chicago; Westview High School combining a school and community YMCA in Omaha, NE; The Nita Mukesh Ambani Junior School, a PK-7th grade international school in Mumbai, India; and on the boards: The Bezos Learning Center, which is designed to support students in STEM focused learning, for the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington D.C.

Eckmann earned a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and her Bachelor of Environmental Design from Miami University of Ohio.