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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.

Feb 02, 2016

Free From Fear: Gender-Neutral Restrooms and Inclusivity in Design

Design professionals are legally obligated to create buildings that comply with health and safety codes, but we also have a moral obligation to design spaces that thoughtfully include all members of society. It's time to reexamine our approach to gendered restrooms and increase inclusivity in design. Read More +

Jan 19, 2016

15 Minutes with Dulce Torres

We recently caught up with Dallas-based Dulce Torres, an emerging design leader with a passion for creating innovative, wellness-enhancing healthcare facilities at home and abroad. She shared with us some of her passions, inspirations, and what she'd be doing if architecture didn't catch her fancy from a young age. Read More +

Dec 21, 2015

The Last Humanist Profession

Why become an architect? Our Atlanta Design Director reflects on 35 years in the business of design on the occasion of his monograph's release by ORO Editions. Read More +

Nov 30, 2015

15 Minutes with Arlen Stawasz

A thought leader on resilience based in our Boston office, Arlen shares his influences, inspirations, and aspirations for the future of design with the Ideas + Buildings team. Read More +

Nov 17, 2015

Transformational Transportation: Catalyst to a World-Class City

One of the most important indicators of a world-class city is transportation. A robust network of streets, sidewalks, trails, rails, runways, and waterways are essential to allow a city to thrive. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is taking a leap into the future with plans for a city-wide transit network. Read More +

Oct 29, 2015

15 Minutes with Zena Howard

Between the site visits, office design charrettes, and lectures she participates in, Zena Howard can sometimes seem superhuman. We sat down with her for 15 minutes to catch up on her inspirations and hopes for the future of design. Read More +

Oct 08, 2015

The Power of Repeat Clients

The architect-client relationship is one that only improves with time, as designers become more familiar with client needs and clients embrace the potential for architecture to positively influence their projects. Read More +

Sep 28, 2015

Dear Architecture, We Need to Talk

If you were to write an open letter to the architecture profession, what would you say? Two designers in our North Carolina practice made the plain case to fix the imbalances that cause 'the Missing 32%' of women architects to leave the field. Read More +