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Vice President

Gabrielle Bullock, IIDA, FAIA, NOMA


Gabrielle BullockGabrielle Bullock oversees Perkins+Will’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement program, which works to support and strengthen a firmwide culture that embraces a diversity of people, colors, creeds, credos, talents, thoughts, and ideas. Her unique role as an award-winning principal and the firm’s director of global diversity enables her to combine her passion for architecture and social justice to effect positive change at a micro and macro level. She is regularly sought out around the world for her leadership and expertise in issues of social equity in architecture, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and physical and mental ability.

Bullock has spent her career focusing on complex and socially significant projects in the United States and globally including healthcare and university projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Her passion is centered on the planning and management of socially responsible and culturally responsive architecture.

Bullock has been a key player in Perkins+Will’s success for nearly three decades. She’s worked in both the New York and Los Angeles offices, and became the first African-American and first woman to rise to the position of managing director of the Los Angeles office. Over the course of her career, she has led numerous complex and high-profile projects, including the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and one of the largest building projects ever completed for the University of California system.

Bullock graduated in 1984 from the Rhode Island School of Design with degrees in fine arts and architecture, becoming the second African-American woman in history to earn an architecture degree from that university. In 2014, she was elected by her peers as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and served on the AIA’s Equity in Architecture Commission. She is a member of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), a past board member of the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, and the AIA LA Center for Architecture and Urban Design Los Angeles.