As we ring in the new year, we are celebrating our 80th anniversary. And in reflecting on our past, we realized that we’ve always been thinking about the future.
From our earliest purpose-driven work, we’ve understood that our role as architects and designers goes beyond the current challenges faced by society – anticipating future needs in an increasingly connected, interdependent world. Our mission to improve the way people live, work, play, learn, research, and heal, and to help mend the relationship between the built environment and the planet, can only be achieved by always looking ahead.
Below, just a few examples of our work that speaks to this legacy of looking forward and newer projects that are a testament to our continued commitment.
Crow Island School, Winnetka, Illinois, 1940
A project so special, it changed the way schools were designed.
Drew Charter School, Atlanta, Georgia, 2014
Designed for project-based learning.
The National College of Agriculture, Chapingo, Mexico, 1963
Expanding the borders in which we practice.
Case Western Reserve University, Tinkham Veale University Center, Cleveland, Ohio, 2014
Melding landscape and program, linking two campuses. Our 50th student union project.
Jones Commercial Prep School, Chicago, Illinois, 1967
Preparing young minds for the workplace.
(Bonus: We went back and designed the new vertical campus for Jones once again in 2014. Check it out.)
Home for a tech company in an Art Deco skyscraper also revitalized by Perkins+Will.
Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford, Illinois, 1950
Our healthcare practice begins.
Rush University Medical Center New Tower, Chicago, Illinois, 2012
The largest LEED-certified hospital in the world upon completion.
Shanghai Natural History Museum, Shanghai, China, 2015
A new landmark for learning and sustainability in China.
We hope you’ll share what you think the future of the design will bring in 2015 and beyond. Click over to whatsnext.perkinswill.com and lend your voice.