Rocco Tunzi is Senior Associate and Senior Project Designer for Perkins+Will, and has been with our practice since 1991. Rocco holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, is a registered Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional. However, these facts do not begin to describe the role he plays in our world and on our work.
Rocco occupies a unique space somewhere between the design and technical realms. He is at once both modern and old-fashioned, he has an innate sense of scale and proportion, and he can coax beauty from the simplest materials and assemblies. He is a patient teacher, a design inspiration, a technical wiz, a master detailer, and his hand sketches are prized as artwork. Rocco is a gentleman and a consummate professional, a gem of a human being, and is possibly the last of his kind. He takes our work to the next level, and our colleagues, clients, contractors and consultants are truly blessed to work with him.