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We actively prioritize environmental, economical, and societal sustainability in all our work and support the design industry’s efforts to do the same. Every project is an opportunity to pioneer regenerative technologies, foster systems of healing, and invest in the fabric of a community. By sharing our research and resources, we are leading a dialog on how to positively transform the planet. We invite you to join the discussion.

Dec 03, 2014

Net-Zero and Beyond

The challenge of achieving a net zero, carbon neutral future is significant but not insurmountable. With the technology already at our fingertips, we need to look at this as a chance to rewrite the forgotten instruction manual that comes with this planet. Read More +

Sep 26, 2014

Water Towers: Designing a Home for the Arid Lands Institute

Asked to design on a site along the Los Angeles River, participants in this year's internal design competition had to ponder issues of water scarcity, urban ecosystems, and neighborhood connectivity (among other things). The winning designers, based out of water-plenty Minneapolis, explain their entry. Read More +

Aug 20, 2014

Tall Wood Buildings: Surveying the Innovators

What happens when a team of researchers collects lessons learned from a majority of examples of tall wood buildings? A first-of-its-kind survey aggregating the trends and common themes to support the use of this renewable material in tall building construction. Read More +

Apr 10, 2014

Green Guaranteed: 13 Projects Certified in 2013

Our design professionals are constantly pushing to design the most sustainable buildings, spaces, neighborhoods, and systems. In 2013, several dozen projects were certified though the USGBC, Green Globes, and other third-party organizations. We're proud to share this sampling of 13, plus a sneak peek at some of the certifications that have already happened in 2014. Read More +

Dec 18, 2013

2013 Was a Conversation on Sustainability

Thought leaders at Perkins+Will have been thinking about sustainability long before the term was coined. Read about resilience, transparency, the triple bottom line, and more by checking out the top five sustainability-themed posts of the year. Read More +