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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.

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 +

Feb 07, 2017

Making it to 9 Million and Beyond

As New York City's booming population tests the limits of its infrastructure, manufacturing zones may be the key to successfully balancing an expanding population, long-overdue environmental remediation, and economic development. Read More +

Dec 20, 2016

Eight Ways to Be Inspired this Holiday Season

With compassion in their hearts and purpose in their actions, unsung heroes are fearlessly addressing critical social needs in communities near and far. That’s why we started collecting their stories and publishing them on our new platform, purpose.perkinswill.com. Read More +

Dec 13, 2016

VIDEO: The Allen Institute

The design of the new Allen Institute breaks the barriers of conventional research facilities. By fostering a culture of team science, the Institute helps lead to discoveries every day. Read More +

Dec 08, 2016

Why Ask Questions?

People in leadership positions often think they need to tell and direct, without pausing to ask questions and learn from colleagues and collaborators. Leaders need to realize that asking questions can reap big rewards for themselves and those around them. 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 +