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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.

Dec 05, 2016

What’s Your Reality? A VR Primer

VR? AR? MR? The world of virtual reality is exploding, and it's changing the way architects and designers are creating and collaborating. Our expert in the field breaks down the basics if you're looking to enter the (virtual) world. 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 14, 2016

Facilitating the Future of South Grant Park

Chicago's Grant Park is an iconic destination within the Windy City. As the city explores development in and around the southern section of the park, we've been engaging with local organizations and stakeholders to help them create a successful, inclusive future for this important green space. Read More +

Sep 27, 2016

A New Era for Transit-Oriented Development

Transit-oriented development is a growing trend in city building, where compact, walkable, mixed-use communities are centred around transit systems. Marine Gateway raises the bar by creating a community that is not only centred around transit, but integrates transit into the development, offering the ultimate of convenience and access. Read More +

Sep 26, 2016

In Their Own Words: Phil Freelon and Zena Howard

The opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture is a historically significant moment for the United States. Two of the people who helped realize the vision of the museum share their personal stories that have helped shape the designers they've become. Read More +