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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:

Coronavirus | May 18, 2020
Perkins and Will, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, and Arup Group develop scalable...
Sustainability | June 07, 2019
How can thoughtful design encourage healthier choices, lifestyles, and work environments?
Resiliency | Perkins+Will | February 27, 2019
Conceived in the Boston studio of Perkins+Will, the ResilientSEE team developed a...
Office Building Design | Perkins+Will | November 28, 2018
The big HQ2 takeaway is how geography and mobility are becoming major workplace drivers.
Resiliency | Perkins+Will | September 04, 2018
Resilient design, much like all projects in the built environment, requires funding.  
Office Building Design | Perkins+Will | August 13, 2018
A study found that contrary to popular belief, the open office did not encourage—but...
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.
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