Principal, Practice Leader | Perkins + Will

Zena Howard


Zena has over 25 years of experience as an architect and project leader with a career focused on private and public institutions, museum and cultural facilities, libraries, and higher education facilities. She is Senior Project Manager for the Smithsonian Institution’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture through her position at Perkins + Will. As project leader, Zena is the point person executing the Smithsonian’s multiple decades of planning and investment and achieving critical schedule, budget and quality performance outcomes.