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Washington, DC, United States


Stephen Perkins

Stephen Perkins Registered Architect

Industry Specialty

strategic planning
architectural & engineering services
design & construction management / project management
development services
interior design
market and feasibility studies
marketing & sales strategies


boutique hotels
condo hotels
convention hotels
destination resorts
full service hotels
green hotels
holiday villages
independent hotels
private clubs
resort mixed use developments
restaurants (full, quick and limited service)
theme parks & attractions
urban mixed use development
water parks

Speaker Topics

boutique hotels
consumer trends
global hotel industry trends
greening of the hospitality
hospitality design
management and leadership
public private partnerships in real estate development
spa design management and marketing

Geographic Areas

US, Canada, Chile, China, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Argentina

Speaking Engagements

Local Context Research, Master Planning, Development Studies, Branding, Design Strategy, Budgeting and Scheduling, Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Historical Research and Analysis

Mission Statement

Drive a design approach that creates a deeper connection between the guest and the place as embodied in the hotel or resort. Successful connections create more powerful memories and bonds between the guest and the property, and those connections increase value.


Looking at every design opportunity as a project in a specific place, the attributes of which can be sythesized as design strategies and motifs that will resonate with the guest and provide an exciting setting for staff to provide legendary service.

Past Experience

2014-2016 3north, Washington, D.C. 2012-2014 Stephen Perkins Architect, Washington, D.C. 1998-2012 ForrestPerkins, Principal, Washington, D.C. 1996-1998 Ernst & Young Kenneth Leventhal, Privatization Practice, Washington, D.C. 1995-1996 Stephen Perkins and Associates, Washington, D.C. 1993-1995 Gensler, Director of Architecture, Washington, D.C. 1991-1993 Projects Pacific, Design Architect, Tokyo Disneyland Master Plan


University of California at Los Angeles, Master of Architecture

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Architects, ISHC, NCARB

Representative List of Clients

Host Hotels and Resorts, KSL Capital, Kettler, Salamander Hotels and Resorts, CNL, Cerberus, MGM Resorts, Marriott, Starwood Capital

Articles and Publications

"Growing Affluence and the Diversity of Luxury", Hotel Design, Planning and Development, Second Edition, by Richard H. Penner, Lawrence Adams and Stephanie K. A. Robson, textbook, 2012,