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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.

Nov 01, 2013

The Calm Before the Storm

Hurricane Sandy demonstrated how vulnerable our metropolitan regions are to flooding, wind, and more. Many design professionals have spent the last year identifying ways in which our facilities can become more resilient and recover more swiftly from extreme weather events of the future. Read More +

Jun 11, 2013

Design’s Big New Trend: Making It Count

The design industry is currently moving toward an ever higher standard of holistic impact. Pro bono design, such as our disaster relief project for the public school system in New York City, demonstrates just how win-win a triple bottom line approach can be. Read More +

Apr 29, 2013

Perkins+Will Celebrates Earth Day

At Perkins+Will, we tend to “make every day Earth Day." That said, we spent some extra time this past week reflecting on how we could further improve our impact on the planet. Take a look at how our offices across the world celebrated the environment this Earth Day. Read More +

Apr 11, 2013

The Los Angeles River: a Second Chance for Positive Impact

Two recent river-adjacent projects have helped Perkins+Will Los Angeles experience the environmental, social, and economic challenges of the Los Angeles River first hand. But a major question remains: how can all stakeholders be effectively engaged in improving the River? Read More +

Mar 05, 2013

Locations Change, Principles Remain

Whether you're moving into a dorm or out of an office park, those hectic weeks prior can cause priorities to shift from well-meaning sustainable practices to a full-on rush to get out the door. Read on to learn how our Charlotte office stuck with their principles during their recent move. Read More +

Feb 19, 2013

The Advantages of Urban Agriculture

Achieving successful environmental, social, and economic impact is no simple feat, but fortunately our teams are up for the challenge – whether they are in a design charette or cleaning a chicken coop on a rooftop farm. Read More +