Perkins + Will

Perkins and Will (originally written as Perkins & Will, and later Perkins+Will) is an architectural firm established in Chicago, 1935 by Larry Perkins and Philip Will. Perkins and Will state on their website that they have about 1,200 employees in 20 offices and have completed 49 projects the US and 43 in countries around the world. The firm routinely ranks among the world’s top design firms and has received a number of awards, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1999 Firm of the Year award. Social responsibility has been a driving philosophy at Perkins+Will since the firm’s beginnings in 1935. The firm has committed to the 1% Solution through Public Architecture, promising to donate time, pro bono, to non-profit organisations in need of design services. With more LEED® accredited professionals than any other design firm in North America, Perkins+Will are recognised as the preeminent sustainable design firm in the country. Perkins+Will was the first multi-office company to commit to the 2030 Challenge, in which the firm pledged that all of their projects would be designed for carbon neutrality by the year 2030.

Their Philosophy:
For them, success is a mutual endeavour, benefiting the client and the firm. Working as a team, Perkins+Will strives to pursue excellence and quality in all aspects of their work, to create a nurturing and collaborative environment. Practice integrity and respect in their relationships strive for profitability in order to re-invest in people, resources and ideas. Their vision provides the ideas, insights and innovations that enhance human culture and everyday life. Simply put, their vision is as strong today as it was 70 years ago: to craft ideas and buildings that honour the broader goals of society. A company that can deliver a powerful design philosophy built on the principle, ‘ideas + buildings that honour the broader goals of society’. These principles were laid down when Perkins+Will was established in 1935. It's what they believed then and it's how they practice today. Their sustainable design philosophy employs cost-effective and site specific strategies to enhance local ecosystems, through the planting of native landscaping, preservation of open spaces and wildlife habitats and restoration of natural water cycles.

Their Inspiration:
Ideas + Buildings that honour the broader goals of society, has been their inspiration. They are among the pioneers to advocate the sustainable design philosophy. Sustainable design is more than a process of reducing environmental impact; it is a holistic approach that incorporates environmental concerns into the design process from the start. This has been the firm’s eternal inspiration right from its commencement. It is a commitment to the selection and procurement of sustainably harvested materials, closed-loop manufacturing, rapidly renewable resources and resource-efficient materials, minimises the use of finite resources while encouraging the growth of alternative-material industries.

List of Projects:
Boeing International Headquarters, Chicago, Illinois
Chase Tower (Chicago), Chicago, Illinois
The Clare at Water Tower, Chicago, Illinois
Concordia International School Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Crow Island School, Winnetka, Illinois
Lake Forest College, buildings in Middle and South Campus, Lake Forest, Illinois
Duke University Fuqua School of Business, Durham, North Carolina
Florida Atlantic University, Schmidt Biomedical Science Centre
GlenOak High School, Plain Township, Ohio
International School of Beijing, Beijing, China
Los Angeles United States Court House, Los Angeles, California
Klaus Advanced Computing Building, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago, Illinois
Proviso West High School, Hillside, Illinois[3]
Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Centre, Chicago, Illinois
Tulane University, Mayer Residences, New Orleans, Louisiana
Tufts University, Granoff Music Centre, Boston[4]
University of Agostinho Neto, New Campus Master Plan, Luanda, Angola
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, Champaign, Illinois
University of Miami, School of Communication, Miami, Florida
University of Pennsylvania, Biomedical Research Building II, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Southern California, Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, Los Angeles, California
Antilia, Mumbai, India
235 Van Buren, Chicago, Illinois