Mary-Jean Eastman
Founding Partner & Principal,Perkins Eastman

A Principal, Executive Director, and founding partner of Perkins Eastman, Mary-Jean Eastman plays a key role in the overall design direction of the firm while she also is the Managing Principal of the New York Office. She is involved in the firm’s healthcare, higher education, public building, and housing design practices. Integrating architecture and interior design to create significant spaces and humanizing institutional environments are central to Mary-Jean’s professional practice. Recently, Mary-Jean has concentrated especially on designing patient-focused environments for healthcare clients for numerous academic medical centers and healthcare institutions worldwide. Mary- Jean’s design innovation and sensitive approach have redefined “state-of- the-art” in healthcare, and have been recognized with nearly every major award for design excellence, enhancing the firm’s reputation as a leader in the design of programmatically complex buildings.

Perkins Eastman

Perkins Eastman is a global architecture firm guided by the belief that design can have a positive and lasting impact on people’s lives. We design for a sustainable and resilient future, and to enhance the human experience through the built environment.


“The Middle East has a fabulous tradition of hospitality and hospitality design. I am excited to join my colleagues and peers at my first ArchMENA attendance to address how we can interpret this legacy for the healthcare environments of tomorrow.”