Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings

Perkins+Will is a firm of remarkable people who are driven by discovery – through their relationships, research, and design. In the simplest sense, our ideas are the precursors for all of our design work. Ideas + Buildings, Perkins+Will’s blog, features emerging thought leadership from across the firm, inviting an even greater global dialog around learning, wellness, workplace, sustainability, and everything in between. Visit the blog at: http://blog.perkinswill.com.

Education Facility | Perkins+Will | November 16, 2017
There are three driving issues behind this next generation: demographic change,...
Kids walking outside of a school
K-12 Schools | Perkins+Will | September 20, 2017
School structures offer a unique opportunity as they can often double as community...
Green | Perkins+Will | June 23, 2017
Since its development in the 1990s, the LEED rating system has been applied to over 19.1...
Architects | Perkins+Will | April 20, 2017
We have been preaching “good design matters” for a long time, demonstrating the...
Retail Centers | Perkins+Will | March 31, 2017
For the most part what you see is streets that have been designed with the car in mind—at...

Branding a library can take on significant importance as these spaces shift from providing more traditional services.

Library | Perkins+Will | March 16, 2017
Libraries fulfill a new vision—community kitchens for experimentation with new ideas,...
K-12 Schools | Perkins+Will | February 22, 2017
Anderson-Livsey is a K-5 school located about 30 minutes East of Atlanta in Gwinnett...
Office Building Design | Perkins+Will | February 02, 2017
An authentic culture cannot be forced, but can be encouraged and supported.
Sports and Recreational Facilities | Gensler | January 26, 2017
Human performance facilities are emerging as a new way for people to attend to their...
Higher Education | Perkins+Will | January 09, 2017
These environments have less, but more efficient, personal space with more shared and...
Virtual Reality | Perkins+Will | December 08, 2016
In a world with many plays on ‘-reality’ what do they all mean and how best can they be...

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Hotel Facilities | Perkins+Will | December 05, 2016
The bed has been both physically and metaphorically pushed to one side in hotel design,...
Higher Education | Perkins+Will | November 09, 2016
Universities value an active and vibrant campus, and wish to create places that welcome...
Architects | Perkins+Will | September 21, 2016
While heads-down work continues, the changing nature of learning and work has resulted in...
Higher Education | Perkins+Will | August 17, 2016
The two themes that were consistently woven into different topics were institutional...
For employees, certain design strategies can lessen stress, improve health, and promote a greater sense of community connectivity, writes Perkins+Will project manager Jon Penndorf.

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Seismic Design | Perkins+Will | July 05, 2016
For employees, certain design strategies can lessen stress, improve health, and promote a...
Buildings that invest in wellbeing see healthy returns

Nixon Peabody in Washington, D.C. All images courtesy Perkins+Will. 

Office Building Design | Perkins+Will | June 10, 2016
Healthy workers are more productive workers, but fitness can be tough when employees at...
5 steps to creating high-performance communities

Perkins+Will’s Chaudiere Island Master Plan in Ottawa. Image © Chris Foyd/Courtesy of Perkins+Will.

 

Urban Planning | Perkins+Will | May 16, 2016
Perkins+Will's Noah Friedman and Kristen Hall break down the essential ingredients to...
The sustainability culture shift: 8 steps for success

Toronto. Image courtesy Perkins+Will.

Sustainable Design and Construction | Perkins+Will | April 08, 2016
Perkins+Will's Jon Douglas has eight strategies that will start an organization on the...

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Office Building Design | Perkins+Will | February 29, 2016
Check out this fun infographic that explains Perkins+Will's ambitions, findings, and next...
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