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Nov 09, 2017

When (Still) in Drought

One year ago, in response to California’s historic drought, Perkins+Will took action. Tearing out half of the lawn in front of our San Francisco studio, we launched an experiment in drought-tolerant plantings. What we've learned can help inform the landscape of other drought-prone regions. Read More +

May 02, 2016

Academic Investments with the Climate Change Generation

Colleges and universities need to begin planning for resilience. From saving lives to protecting long-term research, institutions should lead by example for the generation that will feel the effects of climate change in nearly every aspect of their lives. Read More +

Feb 09, 2016

Video: Resilient Design

With climate change, the increased occurrence of extreme natural events like floods, storms, and wildfires, greater numbers of people and larger amounts of property are becoming more vulnerable to risk. As a result, the demand for resiliency strategies is on the rise. Read More +

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 +

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 +

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 +