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K-12 Schools | Perkins and Will Nov 16, 2017

Future-proofing higher education: Understanding generation Z

There are three driving issues behind this next generation: demographic change, behavioral change, and the power to choose.

K-12 Schools | Perkins and Will Sep 20, 2017

Activating innovation: Trends in K-12 education

School structures offer a unique opportunity as they can often double as community centers and serve as shelters in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.

Green | Perkins and Will Jun 23, 2017

Want a healthy building? Follow this primer on two new wellness standards

Since its development in the 1990s, the LEED rating system has been applied to over 19.1 billion total commercial square feet. 

Architects | Perkins and Will Apr 20, 2017

Design as a business strategy: Tapping data is easier than you think

We have been preaching “good design matters” for a long time, demonstrating the connection between the physical environment and employee satisfaction, individual and team performance, and an evolving organizational culture.

Urban Planning | Perkins and Will Mar 31, 2017

4 important things to consider when designing streets for people, not just cars

For the most part what you see is streets that have been designed with the car in mind—at a large scale for a fast speed.

Libraries | Perkins and Will Mar 16, 2017

Libraries: Design for evolution

Libraries fulfill a new vision—community kitchens for experimentation with new ideas, problem solving and entrepreneurship, and creating experiences that turn consumers into producers, passions into careers, and voices into actions.

K-12 Schools | Perkins and Will Feb 22, 2017

Through the principal's eyes: A look at K-12 architecture

Anderson-Livsey is a K-5 school located about 30 minutes East of Atlanta in Gwinnett County and has an enrollment of 785 students. 

Office Buildings | Perkins and Will Feb 2, 2017

3 tips for designing workplaces that support culture, brand, and community

An authentic culture cannot be forced, but can be encouraged and supported.

Higher Education | Perkins and Will Jan 9, 2017

Interior design for students: A view into their future

These environments have less, but more efficient, personal space with more shared and amenity space, writes Perkins+Will's David Sheehan.

Virtual Reality | Perkins and Will Dec 8, 2016

What's your reality? A VR primer

In a world with many plays on ‘-reality’ what do they all mean and how best can they be deployed?

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