Dec 31, 2013
THEME: Point of View

2013 Was a Conversation with Many Points of View

As we close out the year, we’re looking back on what we thought #2013is and what we now find 2013 was. See previous posts on SustainabilityLearning, Wellness and Workplace.

Around this time last year, Perkins+Will launched our blog as a new platform share our ideas and perspectives and “invite an even greater global dialog.” In just one year, we have accomplished this and more.  Our writers have engaged readers globally through a multitude of perspectives: from the professional to the personal, civic, client, and process levels (just to name a few).  Designers have shared their discoveries after asking questions, pushing boundaries, striving for efficiency and seeking innovation. There is a heightened sense of perspective in the world today and we aim to discuss it. Join us in our global conversation as we continue to explore the world around us.  Here are some of the most thought-provoking POV posts of we published year:

Passion Project: An Architectural and Archaeological Journey by Chris Brandon
The chance of a lifetime: having your two passions united in a single dream project. For one designer, the Mary Rose Museum offered an opportunity to explore the symbiosis of architecture and marine archaeology, to maximum effect.

VIDEO: Street Legal – Making a Case for the Future of Streets in Our Cities by David Green
Streets have gotten a really bad rap, and for some very unscientific and irrational reasons. How did this perceived malice grow and how can we overcome it as we plan and rebuild our cities in the 21st century? 

The Food is the Medicine: Sow Much Good and the Food Access Paradigm by Ryan Quinlan
Robin Emmons created Sow Much Good out of a desire to solve a growing crisis: access to healthy foods in lower income communities. Partnering with Perkins+Will to design a farm stand was only the start of a local initiative with global implications. 

Serenity Now! A Sandwich-Generation Working Mom’s Survival Guide by Chika Sekiguchi
In a world where two out of three workers report high levels of stress, one woman offers a list of takeaways to manage a workload that can make you feel out of control. 

Three Keys to Creating Great ‘Good Places’  by Carl Meyer
Civic spaces can vary in quality from buzzing center of commerce and recreation to desolate hardscape. But what makes the liveliest public spaces so successful? We find they all share a few core ingredients. 

  1. Marti
    12:20 pm on December 31, 2013 | Reply

    It’s been a great year! Looking forward to an even better 2014!

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