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Mass Timber: A Primer and Top 5
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Mass Timber: A Primer and Top 5

Wood is gaining momentum as a modern construction material. Wood is also one of the oldest materials known to us, yet we are still expanding the...

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Moving Us Forward, Going Transparent
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Moving Us Forward, Going Transparent

In America, every person is considered innocent until proven guilty. When it comes to our built environment, though, you might reconsider assuming...

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When Still in Drought
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When Still in Drought

One year ago, in response to California’s historic drought, Perkins+Will took action. Tearing out half of the lawn in front of the office, we...

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Gateway to Discovery: Chimp Haven
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Gateway to Discovery: Chimp Haven

Nestled deep in the pine forests of northwestern Louisiana, Chimp Haven, a sanctuary built specifically for rescued and retired chimpanzees, truly...

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Wilderness Wonder: Alaska's Dena'Ina Elementary School
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Wilderness Wonder: Alaska's Dena'Ina Elementary School

Situated on a 10-acre birch-forested site in Wasilla, Alaska, the 400-student Dena’ina Elementary School is a new model for the district with a...

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Spatial Intelligence: Applying Data and Location to Create Insight
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Spatial Intelligence: Applying Data and Location to Create Insight

Note: The following post is abridged from a full feature article. Follow this link for the complete page and interactive elements. WHAT IS SPATIAL...

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Future-Proofing Higher Education: Understanding Generation Z
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Future-Proofing Higher Education: Understanding Generation Z

At Perkins+Will, our learning environments strive to transcend generations and generational trends. And, as a means of future-proofing our higher...

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River Rooms and Six Corners: An Explorative Summer with the 2017 Chicago Intern Class
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River Rooms and Six Corners: An Explorative Summer with the 2017 Chicago Intern Class

The Action Learning Project (ALP) is a Perkins+Will initiative for our summer interns to explore cross-disciplinary work and research solutions to...

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Data and Design: How Information Shapes (Better) Spaces
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Data and Design: How Information Shapes (Better) Spaces

In an era of unprecedented connectivity, we live and breathe information. Data can be—and very likely is—part of everything we do—from purchasing a...

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Data and Design: How Information Shapes (Better) Spaces
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Data and Design: How Information Shapes (Better) Spaces

In an era of unprecedented connectivity, we live and breathe information. Data can be—and very likely is—part of everything we do—from purchasing a...

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One Year On: Reflections on the Anniversary of NMAAHC's Opening
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One Year On: Reflections on the Anniversary of NMAAHC's Opening

One year ago, we joined thousands of people on the National Mall to witness history. Under a blue-gray Washington sky, the 1776 liberty bell from...

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Focus Failing? Workplace Acoustics May Be To Blame
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Focus Failing? Workplace Acoustics May Be To Blame

Even though most people think about themselves as primarily visual beings, neuroscience reveals a complex “connectome” of brain cells that connects...

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Activating Innovation: Trends in K-12 Education
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Activating Innovation: Trends in K-12 Education

More than ever, today’s schools must address complex global issues while anticipating future changes in education and technol­ogy. To help us meet...

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At The Summit Foundation, Form Meets Function
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At The Summit Foundation, Form Meets Function

In view of the White House, just off Farragut Square, sits a little catalyst for big change. The 7,000-square-foot headquarters of The Summit...

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One Day at SAGE: A Future-Ready Learning Environment
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One Day at SAGE: A Future-Ready Learning Environment

“It isn’t just about the walls, it isn’t just about the furniture, it isn’t about the cool carpet colors. It’s about the understanding that when we...

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Paved Paradise? Reclaiming Nature with Park*ing Gardens
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Paved Paradise? Reclaiming Nature with Park*ing Gardens

As Joni Mitchell sang, they “paved paradise and put up a parking lot”—but who said that parking lots couldn’t have redeeming qualities? In our San...

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Designing New Beginnings To Help Local Children
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Designing New Beginnings To Help Local Children

I’ve always loved how branding, when carefully developed and deployed, can shift the way people relate to their work, their communities, and...

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Building on a Legacy in Downtown Durham
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Building on a Legacy in Downtown Durham

A revitalized high-rise punctuates the skyline along West Chapel Hill Street in downtown Durham. This is Legacy Tower. Our Research Triangle Park...

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For Well-Rounded Student-Athletes, Sports Facilities That Support Well-Being
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For Well-Rounded Student-Athletes, Sports Facilities That Support Well-Being

Depression and anxiety are deeply common among college students, as surveys by the American College Health Association have repeatedly shown. But...

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10 Ways to Up Your Fitwel Game
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10 Ways to Up Your Fitwel Game

We are in the midst of a wellness revolution. With employees expressing a desire for healthy environments, there is a pressing need to measure...

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Why Don’t More Chicagoans Bike To Work?
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Why Don’t More Chicagoans Bike To Work?

Our Chicago studio's valiant bike riders give mixed reviews of cycling in the Windy City: “treacherous,” “scary,” “tranquil,” and “beautiful” are...

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Are You a Brady or a Roark?
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Are You a Brady or a Roark?

With his relentless insistence on purity of vision, the character of Howard Roark in The Fountainhead was crafted by Ayn Rand to build a case for...

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