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.

Virtual Reality | Perkins+Will | April 13, 2018
There’s no question that, as opposed to a top-down process, an open process is best for...
Architects | Perkins+Will | March 22, 2018
Achieving integrated design usually means operating under a strong relationship. 
How to solve the housing crunch on college campuses

Pictured: The efficiency unit design for the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (left); research prototype by Perkins+Will (right)

Higher Education | Perkins+Will | March 14, 2018
A growing number of public and private academic institutions are turning to designers and...
Office Building Design | Perkins+Will | February 23, 2018
Evidence shows that companies that hire on or emphasize cultural fit struggle to innovate...
Urban Planning | Perkins+Will | January 24, 2018
Aside from the roads being wider and the lack of infrastructure for bikes and pedestrians...
Activating the workplace
Office Building Design | Perkins+Will | January 03, 2018
Here's how active work stations impact how you think, perform, and feel.
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...
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