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Dec 06, 2018

Building On A Legacy: The E. Todd Wheeler Healthcare Fellowship

This week, we unveiled the E. Todd Wheeler Healthcare Fellowship, an opportunity that’ll give recent design school graduates the power to help define the future of healthcare. Throughout his career, Wheeler sought to answer three questions. We shared those questions with designers across the firm, and here's what they had to say... 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 +

Aug 20, 2014

Tall Wood Buildings: Surveying the Innovators

What happens when a team of researchers collects lessons learned from a majority of examples of tall wood buildings? A first-of-its-kind survey aggregating the trends and common themes to support the use of this renewable material in tall building construction. Read More +

Feb 13, 2014

Posttraumatic Understanding

Environmental and physical health are important aspects any project, but as one architect discovers, the connection between design and mental wellness runs deep, especially in the case of those suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder. Read More +

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 +

Jul 16, 2013

It Takes a Tech Lab: The Essential Role of Building Technology Research

In the 21st century, huge advances in technology allow us to address long-standing problems with the world's building stock, but it can be challenging to keep up with the latest developments. The Perkins+Will Building Technology Laboratory has been a resource for informing both the firm and the architectural community of how best to apply these technologies to smart, sustainable design. Read More +

Dec 04, 2012

Lighting the Living Lab

After receiving an internal grant through the Perkins+Will Innovation Incubator, the DC office set out on a mission to improve their own lighting system and learn more about lighting strategies overall. Read More +