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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.

Mar 15, 2019

Game Day: Changing the Building Code

When thinking of building codes, we think of large volumes of dry and sometimes hard-to-decipher text that often sit on a dusty shelf. What we don’t associate with building codes is diametrical opposition, referees in the form of Building Commissioners, and nerve-wracking time limits. Read More +

Feb 25, 2019

ResilientSEE: A Framework to Achieve Resilience Across Scales

Following Hurricane Maria, Perkins+Will architect and native Puerto Rican Yanel de Angel spearheaded a campaign to attract partners in academia, private industry, and the nonprofit and civic realms to come together and devise implementable recovery and resilience strategies. The alliance became ResilientSEE. Read More +

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 +

Aug 22, 2018

Building Resilience in a Changing World

In an unpredictable world, resilient design and planning is needed for our cities and communities to endure and thrive in both the short and long-term. Having the right expertise and knowledge to generate solutions is critical to ensuring our communities are healthy, vibrant, and regenerative well into the future. Read More +

Jul 24, 2018

Reconciling Planetary Health in City Building

The projects we design do not exist in isolation, they are part of a larger ecosystem. By introducing research into our projects early on, every design we create has the opportunity to advance our knowledge of the nature and ecologies in which our projects exist. Read More +