ForrestPerkins is a distinct design studio of Perkins Eastman, a global architecture and design firm with offices worldwide. ForrestPerkins is comprised of experts in luxury and boutique hospitality and multiresidential interior design, interior architecture and branding.
The firm’s teams collaborate across offices in Dallas, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC on projects around the globe. Together they create hospitality environments that transcend client goals and enrich human experience.
Deborah Lloyd Forrest, who founded ForrestPerkins in 1998, is an award‐winning leader in hospitality design. Her projects range from landmark restorations to complex modern hotels and resorts worldwide. In 2016, ForrestPerkins merged with Perkins Eastman Architects, retaining the name and brand. Deborah is President of ForrestPerkins and a member of the Perkins Eastman Board of Directors.
A Fellow of ASID and its 2004 Designer of Distinction, Deborah is also a member of Hospitality Design Magazine’s Platinum Circle. Her work has been featured in a number of respected publications. A sought‐after speaker on design and management, she has authored numerous articles regarding hospitality design, design management and ethics.
A visit to the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo amazed me with many of the ancient objects’ surprisingly modern patterns and opulent colors, created from precious and semi-precious stones and metals. An interpretation of the patterning adorning a cabinet from King Tut’s tomb, this pattern feels at once exotic and contemporary, with its glimpse through a geometric screen overlaying a rich semi-precious stone background.