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May 22, 2017

Sun in the Sand: A Talent Exchange Odyssey

As a firm with over 20 offices spread across the globe, Perkins+Will can seem like a pretty big place for an emerging designer. We recently began experimenting with a Talent Exchange program, encouraging people from one office to work in another Perkins+Will location. For our first Talent Exchange, landscape architect Ashley Sun recorded her experience of what it was like going from our San Franscisco office to one 13,000km away. Read More +

Apr 21, 2017

When in Drought: A Front Lawn Experiment

Live your values and tear up your front lawn. For one landscape architect, these two ideas came together in an experiment seeking to understand how drought-tolerant plantings can help cut down on water that would otherwise be wasted on keeping traditional sod verdant. Read More +

Nov 29, 2016

From Warehouse to Workplace: A Bay Area Transformation

The utilitarian bulk of a 1940s-era San Francisco warehouse presented a unique design challenge: How does one design a modern, light-suffused workplace within a building constructed to shield inanimate objects from the sun? The solution was as spectacular as it was unexpected. Read More +