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Perspective is both highly personal and universal. It surrounds and connects us, providing valuable context in how we view our communities and ourselves. Geography, religion, traditions, politics, and personal beliefs all influence our perspective, and understanding these elements is integral to delivering a successful design. At Perkins+Will, we engage many perspectives in our design processes; we encourage you to add your voice.

Jul 21, 2017

Are You a Brady or a Roark?

Pop culture depictions of 'architect types' range from the serious to the deranged, but within that disparity may be a truism about the flexibility required of designers in our day-to-day business. Read More +

May 22, 2017

Sun in the Sand: A Talent Exchange Odyssey

As a firm with over 20 offices spread across the globe, Perkins+Will can seem like a pretty big place for an emerging designer. We recently began experimenting with a Talent Exchange program, encouraging people from one office to work in another Perkins+Will location. For our first Talent Exchange, landscape architect Ashley Sun recorded her experience of what it was like going from our San Franscisco office to one 13,000km away. Read More +

Mar 01, 2017

What California High-Speed Rail Can Learn from Europe

At a time when the United States administration is promising huge investments in infrastructure, tech companies are evolving the our conception of mobility, and California moves ahead with its $64 billion plan for high-speed rail (HSR), what are the lessons we can learn from the European experience? Read More +

Feb 15, 2017

Making the Case: The AIA’s First African American Gold Medal Winner

The 2017 AIA Gold Medal was posthumously awarded to Paul Revere Williams, FAIA. Williams is the first African American architect to receive the AIA's highest individual honor. In support of his nomination in late 2016, Phil Freelon presented Williams' portfolio and story to the AIA Board of Directors. For the first time ever, we're sharing Freelon's speech to the Board. Read More +