Nov 17, 2017
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THEME: Sustainability

Mass Timber: A Primer and Top 5

Wood is gaining momentum as a modern construction material. Instead of limiting wood to low-rise, light frame application, we can now reimagine wood as an advanced structural system that produces communities with greater speed, efficiency and resilience. But what is mass timber and what unique advantages does it afford? We share our top five things you need to know. Read More +

Nov 14, 2017

Going Transparent, Moving Us Forward

An expert panel from Google, Harvard University's Office of Sustainability, Health Building Network, and Perkins+Will convened in our Boston studio to discuss the urgent matter of material health and explore a new tool that will help designers make informed decisions about what goes into their designs. Read More +

Nov 09, 2017

When (Still) in Drought

One year ago, in response to California’s historic drought, Perkins+Will took action. Tearing out half of the lawn in front of our San Francisco studio, we launched an experiment in drought-tolerant plantings. What we've learned can help inform the landscape of other drought-prone regions. Read More +

Nov 06, 2017

Gateway to Discovery: Chimp Haven

In northwest Louisiana, hundreds of chimpanzees are living out their golden years surrounded by nature. To support their organization and spread its message, Chimp Haven needed a quick-and-smart new way to welcome visitors for their regular Discovery Days. That's when Perkins+Will stepped in to help. Read More +

Oct 30, 2017

Wilderness Wonder: Alaska’s Dena’Ina Elementary School

Situated on a 10-acre birch-forested site in Wasilla, Alaska, the 400-student Dena’ina Elementary School is a new model for the district with a focus on collaboration, flexible learning, and community inclusion, topics that are at forefront of school facility discussions nationwide. Read More +

Oct 04, 2017

Designing for Cultural Resilience

Resilience isn't just about preparing our communities for the effects of climate change and natural disasters. To create truly resilient communities, we must be attuned to the cultural nuances that distringuish and strengthen the places we inhabit. Read More +