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We live in a dynamic, fast-paced world that demands continuous adaptation. As lifelong learners, we believe that we must be in constant motion—communicating, collaborating, and evolving. We strive to continually provide innovative design strategies on every project, viewing each as an opportunity to enhance communities and improve the human condition. Here you will find our recent thinking on learning.

Dec 06, 2018

Building On A Legacy: The E. Todd Wheeler Healthcare Fellowship

This week, we unveiled the E. Todd Wheeler Healthcare Fellowship, an opportunity that’ll give recent design school graduates the power to help define the future of healthcare. Throughout his career, Wheeler sought to answer three questions. We shared those questions with designers across the firm, and here's what they had to say... Read More +

Nov 30, 2018

Turning Imagined Designs into Constructed Reality with Robots

Over the course of a year, Perkins+Will's Building Technology Lab designed, programmed, and implemented a robotic arm that communicates digital models into fabricated structures. The robot, equipped with drills, saws, and nail guns built a 14' tall 20' wide pavilion for the Greenbuild Expo in 54 hours. Read More +

Jan 12, 2018

How Vandana Nayak Shapes Buildings

Born in Bangalore, India, Vandana Nayak left for Dallas in 2000, where she has spent the last 17 years adding to her client list and portfolio. She joined Perkins+Will only three months ago, as a regional practice leader for our K-12 and higher-education work in Texas. She spoke by phone from the Dallas practice’s new office (which happens to be in a reimagined high school building). 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 +