A Principal and Executive Director of Perkins Eastman, Shawn Basler is a leader in the design of globally recognized architectural and planning projects, while also overseeing the firm’s practice in the MENA region as well as its global Hospitality practice. With more than 20 years of experience, Shawn’s work has ranged from hotels and resorts, office, mixed-use, and residential developments to regional planning and urban design strategies and developments. Shawn frequently leads projects from initial concept, planning, and programming through technical design, offering comprehensive professional design services throughout. He has taken on this leadership role in the firm for numerous award-winning and recognized projects located throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Supplementing his accomplished architectural portfolio, Shawn is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a Dean’s Advisory Council member of Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design.