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.