Jan 13, 2014
THEME: Point of View

Here’s To Doing (More) Good in 2014

As we start the new year, we want to wish you a 2014 filled with health and goodness.

At Perkins+Will, we’re a purpose-driven bunch. Social responsibility is intrinsic to everything we do. Our daily work serves the greater good of our global society and we are honored to contribute 1% of our firm’s intellectual resources toward pro bono projects and causes each year—that’s the equivalent of a 15-person firm lending their expertise full-time.

As we kick off 2014, we would like to share some of the stories behind our social responsibility initiative. These projects have allowed us to demonstrate the impact we can have through taking a bit of responsibility and harnessing our knowledge and expertise.

The Sow Much Good farm stand offers locally grown, chemical-free produce for the Charlotte community.

Robin Emmons created Sow Much Good out of a desire to solve a growing crisis: access to healthy foods in lower income communities. Partnering with Perkins+Will to design a farm stand was only the start of a local initiative with global implications. READ MORE +


Beach Channel High School in New York’s the Rockaways was devastated by Sandy, but we’re helping them re-envision their athletic facilities.

The triple bottom line approach can be a win-win – look at the example set by our disaster relief project for the public school system in New York City. Our team’s post-Sandy damage assessments helped illustrate how our industry is moving toward an even higher standard of holistic impact. READ MORE +


Interruptions during an emergency constitute a significant public health challenge. To address this, Perkins+Will has developed the Rapidly Deployable Health Clinic, or RDoC.

Addressing public health needs after a crisis requires a coordinated response that brings people together around solutions adapted to post-disaster needs, public awareness and preparation, and community. Our design for a Rapidly Deployable Health Clinic – ‘RDoC’ – does just that. READ MORE +


Article 25’s design for Bethel Secondary School in Gourcy, Burkina Faso will bring enhanced education and vocational training for up to 1,100 children.

Our London office  has been instrumental in establishing Article 25, the United Kingdom’s leading humanitarian charity providing built solutions to the world’s developing countries and disaster relief. A25 was set up in our office which acted as their initial “incubator” before moving to a larger office space. This year A25 has completed projects in Haiti for schools and clean water, a child soldier retraining college in Uganda and just this week a school in Burkina Faso. READ MORE +

You may have followed our prediction for what #2013is, so allow us to posit that 2014 will continue to be one that expands the impact our professional expertise can lend to honoring the broader goals of society.






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