NOMA member Gabrielle Bullock was recently inducted into Fellowship with the American Institute of Architects (AIA).  She has contributed to Perkins+Will’s success for more than 20 years, including time spent in both their New York and California practices. She served as the Managing Director of the Los Angeles office for eight years, and managed one of the largest building projects in the University of California system to date, the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Gabrielle’s expertise is focused on the planning and management of large-scale facilities in health, science, and academia, from the conceptual and planning phases through construction. Her expertise also extends to the design of facilities that include laboratory and classroom spaces. She has specialized in delivering complex, program-intensive projects, and is known for her excellent leadership skills both with clients and project teams.

Gabrielle has recently been named the firm’s Director of Global Diversity. As a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), Bullock has been a long-standing advocate for advancing diversity initiatives within architecture. A regular guest speaker and awards juror for local design events and organizations, Gabrielle is also serving as a board member of the newly formed Center for Architecture and Urban Design which will address and promote important architecture, planning and design issues through public programs, symposia, exhibitions and other events and activities in Los Angeles.

“I am very honored to be elevated to the College of Fellows,” said Bullock. “I hope that this accomplishment can serve as an inspiration to aspiring professionals, demonstrating what can happen if they follow their passion and continue to build a consistent body of work throughout their careers.”

In her role as one of the firm’s senior officers, she has played an integral role in shaping the culture and presence of the firm in Los Angeles. She has managed projects from their conceptual phases all the way through to construction. Her considerable and consistent body of work includes the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, LA County Harbor-UCLA Master Plan, City of Hope Beckman Research Institute, USC Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, and the King Saud Bin Abdullaziz University for Health Sciences. Bullock has been a long-standing advocate for advancing diversity within the architecture profession and was recently named Perkins+Will first-ever Director of Global Diversity to lead the firm’s Global Diversity initiative.

“In her current role as Director of Global Diversity for Perkins+Will, Gabrielle has instituted a start up program to embrace diversity into the culture of the firm’s global offices with a two-pronged goal of diversifying the make-up of design teams and creating culturally relevant design outcomes,” said Bullock’s sponsor Allison G. Williams, FAIA, LEED AP, NCARB, NOMA in her letter of support to elevate Bullock to the College of Fellows.