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Perspectives from the people of Perkins+Will, an architectural design firm collaborating with clients across the globe to achieve innovative, interdisciplinary, and sustainable design solutions that honor the broader goals of society. We encourage you to share your perspective and join our growing conversation.

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 +

Dec 20, 2016

Eight Ways to Be Inspired this Holiday Season

With compassion in their hearts and purpose in their actions, unsung heroes are fearlessly addressing critical social needs in communities near and far. That’s why we started collecting their stories and publishing them on our new platform, Read More +

Dec 13, 2016

VIDEO: The Allen Institute

The design of the new Allen Institute breaks the barriers of conventional research facilities. By fostering a culture of team science, the Institute helps lead to discoveries every day. Read More +

Nov 29, 2016

From Warehouse to Workplace: A Bay Area Transformation

The utilitarian bulk of a 1940s-era San Francisco warehouse presented a unique design challenge: How does one design a modern, light-suffused workplace within a building constructed to shield inanimate objects from the sun? The solution was as spectacular as it was unexpected. Read More +

Nov 18, 2016

Designing for Community, On Our Way

Global interest and excitement around the National Museum of African American History and Culture shows no sign of abating. In our final installment of 'In Their Own Words,' Phil Freelon and Zena Howard open up about the importance of community, and how designers have a social responsibility to improve the lives of community members. Read More +

Nov 01, 2016

Material Performance in the Service of Sustainability: Minafold Pavilion

Too often in the design profession, sustainability is treated like a check-list one must to go through in order to satisfy a certain quota to ‘green-wash’ a project, resulting in dull sustainability ‘solutions’ and even duller buildings and forms. But what if we could re-evaluate the way we apply technology to traditional materials, discover ways to maximize performance to achieve minimal waste and design a new construction methodology along the way? Read More +