Bethany Yoder

Bethany Yoder


Senior Associate

“‘Human by Design’ means having a deep understanding of why we create, who we are creating for, and how every decision we make has the power to impact lives. As designers, this is a unique responsibility we are entrusted with by our clients, our teams, and our communities.”

When you grow up in a rural area outside of Pittsburgh, a trip to the city is always made more special when you finally experience the “burst” of cityscape after the long drive. It was this awe-inspiring feeling on those trips that moved 12-year-old Bethany to declare she wanted to be an architect. Since she began formally practicing in 2007, she continues to be driven by the significance thoughtful design has on our daily lives and how we experience space. At Perkins Eastman, Bethany specializes in mixed-use, commercial, and workplace projects with an attention to detail at various stages of design from the initial discovery process with a client to the integration of materials during construction. Bethany believes that every piece of the design process plays an important part in creating of spaces that invoke feelings, influence how we live, and become part of us through our memories.

Our Perkins Eastman

Bethany advocates for continued learning and growth through her involvement in Perkins Eastman’s Pittsburgh Women’s Leadership Initiative Steering Committee and the firm’s Professional Development and Licensure committees. She is passionate about developing the next generation of thoughtful leaders through mentoring emerging professionals and volunteering with the ACE Mentorship program for local high-school students.


  • Phone:

  • +1 (412) 894-8364
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  • Education

  • Pennsylvania State University, B.Arch
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • 2023 ENR MidAtlantic Top Young Professional Class
  • 2022 ACE – ENR Outstanding Mentor
  • ACE Mentorship Program – Western PA Affiliate Board of Directors – 2022-2024
  • ACE Mentorship Program – Western PA Affiliate – Lead Mentor since 2008
  • International WELL Building Institute
    (WELL AP)
  • U.S. Green Building Council
    (LEED AP BD+C)
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards