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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 11, 2019

Confronting Rising Waters In Copenhagen

To solve complex problems, we need diverse perspectives. Last summer, Arlen Stawasz was selected as one of eight young professionals to travel to Denmark and work with a multi-disciplinary team from across the globe. Their goal: to co-develop a toolbox and case study for resilience planning and adaptation that tackles storm surge and sea level rise in Amager Strand, Copenhagen. Read More +

Nov 20, 2018

Amazon HQ2 and the New Geography of Work

With the news that Amazon would split its headquarters between two cities, Adam Glaser contemplates what this means for other corporate HQs, the mobile workforce, “upward immobility,” and the future of work in general. Read More +

Jun 28, 2018

We Change What We Design By Changing Who Designs It

In June 2018, Gabrielle Bullock was sworn in as President of the International Interior Design Assocation (IIDA) international board. In doing so, she became the first African-American woman take the helm of the IIDA. We share her speech upon accepting the position. Read More +

May 31, 2018

That Vacant Building Has a Better Use

Vacant buildings have increased rates of arson and vandalism while reducing adjacent lot property values. Why let a building remain vacant when it could help ensure that No Child Sleeps Outside? Seattle-around not-for-profit Mary's Place is trying to change the way we think of underused spaces. Read More +