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Keep It Feeling Good: Tips for Maximizing Workplace Well-Being
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Keep It Feeling Good: Tips for Maximizing Workplace Well-Being

Perkins+Will kicks off the spring season with our annual Fitness Friday event (see previously) to help our colleagues start the year in a happy,...

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Building Better Blocks in Dallas and Beyond
Blog 2 weeks ago
Building Better Blocks in Dallas and Beyond

With our new home in Downtown Dallas comes a new speaker series focusing on design performed by those who happen to not be architects and their...

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Fieldhouse of Dreams: Northwestern's State-of-the-Art Lakefront Training Facility
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Fieldhouse of Dreams: Northwestern's State-of-the-Art Lakefront Training Facility

On April 5, 2018, Northwestern University opened the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Fieldhouse as part of a transformational multi-purpose center...

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E Pluribus Unum (Officium): Integrating Many Voices into a Single Vision
Blog 3 weeks ago
E Pluribus Unum (Officium): Integrating Many Voices into a Single Vision

Here in Perkins+Will's Boston studio, we’re using our office renovation—which we call Re/Fresh—as an opportunity to become a living lab for...

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Seven Takeaways from SXSW
Blog 4 weeks ago
Seven Takeaways from SXSW

What does Gen Z want in a job? What’s the next workplace trend? And how can we keep the robot overlords at bay? We came to South by Southwest (SXSW...

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Why Wood? A Look at Vancouver's Skytrain Stations
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Why Wood? A Look at Vancouver's Skytrain Stations

The popularity of using wood as a building material (beyond traditional stick-frame construction) has gained momentum in recent years. Where...

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What We're Watching: Kogonada's “Columbus”
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What We're Watching: Kogonada's “Columbus”

In 1984, as a young architect, I was on a journey to see the architecture of the Midwest, and made a special stop for Columbus, Indiana. Columbus,...

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New Realities Mean Virtual Reality
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New Realities Mean Virtual Reality

Visualizing an unbuilt building has always been a challenge, especially if it’s not your area of expertise. Stacks of drawings, material samples,...

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History in the Hallways: Learning from Two School Projects in Texas
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History in the Hallways: Learning from Two School Projects in Texas

Anytime we renovate a historic structure to support modern educational needs, there’s likely an opportunity to blend the building’s unique...

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Next-Generation Space Design: What Goes into our “Secret Sauce”?
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Next-Generation Space Design: What Goes into our “Secret Sauce”?

As designers, we are seeing firsthand the extraordinary and lightning-quick changes in the education world. Related forces are now affecting spaces...

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Extend your Stay at Plymouth State University's New Merrill Hall
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Extend your Stay at Plymouth State University's New Merrill Hall

When university students have left for the summer and classes dwindle, generating sufficient revenue from residence halls can be a real challenge....

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The Benefits (and Nuances) of Integrated Design
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The Benefits (and Nuances) of Integrated Design

Achieving integrated design usually means operating under a strong relationship. Working on the expansion of the new Lucile Packard Children’s...

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Why the “Cultural Fit” Doesn't Fit
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Why the “Cultural Fit” Doesn't Fit

In today’s global hunt for talent, company leaders (the smart ones, anyway) are making a crucial shift. It’s no longer about getting people who are...

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Upcoming: Facades+ Comes to Dallas
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Upcoming: Facades+ Comes to Dallas

In just a few years, Facades+ has become a go-to event for anyone interested in advancing their approach to designing the most prominent aspect of...

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We Heard it From You: Well-being Works
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We Heard it From You: Well-being Works

Last spring, we spent a day talking to people on the street about their workplace. We wondered: What did they like about their office? What were...

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Step Aside Indifference, Let's Consider the Full Range of Human Diversity
Blog 2 months ago
Step Aside Indifference, Let's Consider the Full Range of Human Diversity

When I was in graduate school and working at a large campus library, I often saw students adjust the library to suit their daily needs. They’d pull...

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Convergence: A New Paradigm for New Challenges
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Convergence: A New Paradigm for New Challenges

These days, in contemporary lab design, the intersection of facilities for science, data, and health has a name: convergence. It’s not really a...

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VIDEO: Making a Difference at the York Recreation Centre
Blog 3 months ago
VIDEO: Making a Difference at the York Recreation Centre

It's deep winter in Toronto, where we recently completed the York Recreation Centre, which has become a cozy, warm hub for the people who use this...

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VIDEO: From “No Place” to an Empowered Toronto Community
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VIDEO: From “No Place” to an Empowered Toronto Community

It's deep winter in Toronto, where we recently completed the York Recreation Centre, which has become a cozy, warm hub for the people who use this...

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VIDEO: How We Created a New Place that Empowers Community Life
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VIDEO: How We Created a New Place that Empowers Community Life

It’s winter in Toronto, where the York Recreation Centre has become a warm and exciting hub for people using a wide range of programs. We’re...

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How Boston Does Renovations
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How Boston Does Renovations

I began my career as an interior designer, but soon learned that my true talents and passion were in business development and, more recently, in...

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How Vandana Nayak Shapes Buildings
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How Vandana Nayak Shapes Buildings

Born in Bangalore, India, Vandana Nayak left for Dallas in 2000, where she has spent the last 17 years adding to her client list and portfolio. She...

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What We're Reading: New Year's Edition
Blog 3 months ago
What We're Reading: New Year's Edition

Fred Schmidt, Interiors Lead, Chicago: I’m currently reading Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail,...

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Why Rebuilding Will Fail
Blog 3 months ago
Why Rebuilding Will Fail

I was three years into my career when, in the middle of doing some detailing for brickwork, I realized I wanted to do something besides the...

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Suzanne Drake and Mary Dickinson: How Did You Get Here?
Blog 4 months ago
Suzanne Drake and Mary Dickinson: How Did You Get Here?

Suzanne Drake and Mary Dickinson lead Perkins+Will’s Material Performance Lab, through which they distill the latest healthy-materials research and...

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Activating the Workplace: How Active Workstations Impact How You Think, Perform, and Feel at Work
Blog 4 months ago
Activating the Workplace: How Active Workstations Impact How You Think, Perform, and Feel at Work

You may want to stand up for this: Research shows that sedentary behavior causes or intensifies a wide range of health problems. Contrary to...

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What We're Reading: Holiday Edition
Blog 4 months ago
What We're Reading: Holiday Edition

Seriously, who doesn't like talking about books? Matt Petermann, Digital Practice Manager, Chicago: I’m really enjoying Algorithms to Live By, by...

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When “Nature Helps Healing,” What's Actually Happening?
Blog 4 months ago
When “Nature Helps Healing,” What's Actually Happening?

By now, it’s pretty much indisputable among health-care designers that hospitals must fold nature into the patient experience. At Stanford, our...

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Image Intelligence: Part 1
Blog 4 months ago
Image Intelligence: Part 1

What is image intelligence? Images are inherently data visualizations. Each digital picture is a big data set in itself, with each pixel a building...

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New Places (and Cute Faces) Enjoying Great Design
Blog 4 months ago
New Places (and Cute Faces) Enjoying Great Design

If I wrote an essay titled “This, I believe”, it would include paragraphs championing topics like working in the margins, community engagement,...

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