Shawn Basler

Shawn Basler


Co-CEO | Executive Director

“At the root of our culture is a valuation of the individual, whether it’s a team member or a user of one of our spaces around the world. This ethos guides our creative process and delivers experiences in the built environment that positively impact people’s lives.”

Driven by a commitment to collaborative design excellence in his role as Co-CEO, Shawn champions a culture of unity along with a purpose that design should have a positive impact on people and the environment. An extensive world traveler, he values the experience of cultural immersion, nurturing Perkins Eastman’s belief that creating authentic, relevant design means being truly part of the communities in which we work. Shawn dedicates himself to the firm’s continually deepening and evolving design practice. His portfolio spans design work for commercial mixed-use, corporate office, residential, and hospitality, as well as large scale, urban design, and planning developments. He stays intimately involved in all aspects of the design process from planning and programming through project delivery, providing continuous oversight in support of clients’ goals.

Our Perkins Eastman

Shawn is responsible for fostering the firm’s global growth. He leads internationally-recognized architectural and planning projects throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, building lasting relationships with clients and collaborators around the world.


  • Phone:

  • +1 (212) 353-7620
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  • Education

  • Kansas State University, B.Arch
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, Kansas State University CAPD Dean’s Advisory Council