Blumenfeld, Joan

Joan Blumenfeld

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  • Harvard Graduate School of Design, 1979
  • University of Chicago

Major projects

  • Leftfield Productions, New York, NY, 2012
  • NYU, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, 2009
  • Cofra/Good Energies Office, New York, NY 2007
  • Confidential Financial Services Client, Boston, MA, 2006


Boston, Massachusetts, New York, New York City


Early life and education

Joan Blumenfeld, FAIA, FIIDA, is a global interior design director and a Principal Architect at Perkins + Will.  She holds a Master of Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophical Psychology from the University of Chicago.

Career in Architecture

Prior to joining Perkins + Will, Blumenfeld was a Principal at Swanke Hayden Connell Architects from 1994 to 2005.  She served as the president of the AIA New York Chapter in 2007, with her theme of “Architecture Inside/Out” intending to “create a dialog around the importance of high performance interior design, sustainability, and quality of life issues.” [1]

Blumenfeld is currently a board member for the AIA NY Chapter and of the chapter Scholarship and Nominating Committees. She is the president and chair of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Board of Trustees.  Blumenfeld is also a member for the NYC Building Congress and has served on the board for IDDA, Pro Mujer and WX, Women Executives in Real Estate.  She has been honored with project awards from the AIA, Society of Registered Architects, IFMA, IIDA, Interior Design Magazine and Contract Magazine.

Major Buildings and Projects

  • Leftfield Productions, New York, New York (2012)
  • New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business:  The Stern Concourse Project, New York, New York (2009)
  • Cofra/Good Energies Offices, New York, New York (2007)
  • Confidential Financial Services Client, Boston, Massachusetts (2006)

Press and Awards

  • Join Perkins + Will at events in June 2015 Connect With Our People Throughout the Month
  • Interior Design Ranks Perkins + Will Among the Most Admired Interior Design Practice Honored
  • Women Leaders at Perkins + Will Recognized for Contributions to the Built Environment Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation announces Built by Women New York City competition winners
  • The Huffington Post Interview Joan Blumenfeld Workplace Wellness: 7 Workplace Design Experts Weigh in on the Next Big Thing
  • Joan Blumfeld Appointed to IIDA’s College of the Fellows
  • Join Perkins + Will at Events in Februrary 2014 Connect With Our People Throughout the Month
  • INSIDE: Our Buildings, Inside Ourselves From our Ideas+Buildings Blog
  • INSIDE: Interior Spaces by Perkins + Will Released Interior design monograph offers a visual showcase of the firm’s projects around the world
  • Join Perkins + Will at Events in November Connect With Our People Throughout the Month
  • Join Perkins + Will at Events in August Connect With Our People Throughout the Month [2]

Institutional Affiliations

  • President, AIA New York Chapter (2007)
  • Board member, AIA NY Chapter
  • Board member, AIA Chapter Scholarship and Nominating Committees
  • Member, New York Building Congress
  • Board member, IDDA
  • Board member, Pro Mujer
  • Board member, WX (Women Executives in Real Estate)