Pamela Parsons, AIA, ASID, LEED AP, has joined the luxury hospitality design firm ForrestPerkins as Vice President of Operations. Parsons brings a unique hotel owner's perspective and a great depth of experience to the firm.   

"We have worked closely with Pam Parsons on a number of projects over the years," says Stephen Perkins, AIA, ISHC, principal and co-founder of ForrestPerkins. "Pam is a seasoned professional in hotel design and construction for both domestic and international new development and renovations, and we have always valued her vision."

"We are very pleased to announce Pam as a senior member of our firm and are confident that ForrestPerkins' successful platforms will be greatly enhanced by her leadership," added Deborah Forrest, FASID, principal and co-founder of ForrestPerkins. "Pam has built and managed teams and relationships with many different internal departments and external resources. She is particularly savvy in project- and design-management."

"Having led the design and construction group at Host Hotels & Resorts, I understand the owner's point of view thoroughly. ForrestPerkins aligns with my focus on bottom line performance, return-on-investment and linking superior design with sound business decisions regarding investments," Parsons noted. "ForrestPerkins possesses this rare combination of qualities in a design firm, and I very much look forward to my role with the firm." As Vice President of Operations, Parsons will work closely with ForrestPerkins' principals and senior staff to develop strategies to maximize design quality and global competitiveness.   

Parsons earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction as well as a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. In 1998, Parsons joined Host Hotels & Resorts, where she advanced over the years from Director to Senior Vice President of Design and Construction, after holding positions at Marriott International and RTKL. During her 10-year tenure with Host Hotels & Resorts, Parsons administered the design and construction of $90 million to $550 million of annual capital for construction for the $10 billion Fortune 500 Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).

Host is the largest hospitality REIT in the world and at the time of Parsons' leadership owned 125 upper upscale and luxury hotels in the United States, South America and Europe. Hotel brands included Fairmont, Four Seasons, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott International, Ritz-Carlton, Sheraton, St. Regis, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, The Luxury Collection, W and Westin among others.