Washington, DC. (November, 2017) – ForrestPerkins, a luxury hospitality and multi-residential design firm, announced today that Frank Harker, a Senior Designer at the firm, has been recognized as one of 18 on-the-rise hospitality designers in Boutique 18 Awards. Boutique Design Magazine revealed its 13th yearly roster of noteworthy, up-and-coming designers of hospitality interiors at this fall’s Boutique Design New York (BDNY), Nov. 12-13, and will be celebrated at an induction ceremony at next spring’s BDwest in Los Angeles, April 4-5.
Frank, who has joined ForrestPerkins’ Dallas office as an Associate and Senior Designer in May 2017, is an accomplished Interior Designer with a history of practice in luxury hospitality, high-end residential, and restaurant design. Frank’s portfolio is both eclectic and global, encompassing renovations and new builds, and scattering the globe from the United States to Asia and the Middle East. Frank studied at the esteemed Savannah College of Art and Design, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design with honors in 2007. Presently, he is a Senior Designer on the renovation of ballrooms and meeting spaces at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Dallas, Texas, historic Plaza Hotel in El Paso, TX, and Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, MI.
“With this versatile background demonstrating his creative abilities and passion for the design profession, ForrestPerkins is pleased to have welcomed Frank to the firm in 2017, where his focus on perfection and attention to every aspect of the projects he has already taken on has proven him to be an important asset,” said Deborah Lloyd Forrest, a President of ForrestPerkins. “We’re so proud that Frank has received such a prestigious recognition from the Boutique Design Magazine.”
The Boutique Design Magazine seeking to recognize the rising design stars who are creating today’s (and tomorrow’s) most buzzed-about hospitality venues. The Boutique 18 awards are presented annually. Eligible interior designers must be working in the hospitality industry. Candidates are evaluated on their accomplishments in the following categories: impact on recent projects; influence on and contributions to the industry; business design management and design process contributions to their company or firm; and outstanding individual qualities.
ForrestPerkins, founded in 1998, provides the highest quality interior design and architectural services to the owners and operators of luxury and landmark hotels and prestigious multi-residential projects throughout North America and internationally. With offices in Dallas, TX, San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC, and New York, NY, ForrestPerkins delivers exceptional designs for owners of luxury hotels, resorts, branded residences and distinctive multi-residential developments. Hotel brands include St. Regis, Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Fairmont, The Luxury Collection, JW Marriott, Waldorf Astoria and Autograph Collection. Their multi-residential clients include Toll Brothers, Kettler, Bozzuto, Forest City and Southern Land.
ForrestPerkins is a distinct luxury hospitality studio of Perkins Eastman, a global architecture firm working out of 15 interdisciplinary offices around the world. The firm believes that design has a direct, positive impact on people’s lives. Perkins Eastman designs places and spaces that put people at the heart by employing best practices, sustainability, and a thorough understanding of clients’ missions and operations. The firm’s diverse teams partner with clients globally to deliver next-generation projects that are uniquely suited to people who will live, work, play, learn, age, and heal within the environments we plan and design.
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