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It Takes More than Money to Fund Resilience
Blog 4 days ago
It Takes More than Money to Fund Resilience

As our firm’s Research Knowledge Manager, I am always seeking to learn more about how to prepare for a resilient future. I recently attended a...

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Building a Culture of Health in North Texas: An Interdisciplinary Think Tank Discussion
Blog 2 weeks ago
Building a Culture of Health in North Texas: An Interdisciplinary Think Tank Discussion

When we look to the future of healthcare and communities, two themes emerge: One, the term “healthcare” is being pulled apart to its core...

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This Just In: There's More to the Open Office Than Headlines Suggest
Blog 3 weeks ago
This Just In: There's More to the Open Office Than Headlines Suggest

Last week, my inbox brimmed with breathless inquiries from clients and colleagues wanting to know: Had I read the latest workplace research? A...

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Reconciling Planetary Health in City Building
Blog 3 weeks ago
Reconciling Planetary Health in City Building

I have a cool job (or at least I think so!). I have two roles that keep me happily challenged and inspired almost every day. The majority of the...

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Seeing Double: Creating Visual Seamlessness at Case Western Reserve University
Blog 1 month ago
Seeing Double: Creating Visual Seamlessness at Case Western Reserve University

Since 2010, the Perkins+Will’s Technical Design Community (TDC) hosts an annual firmwide competition celebrating design innovation in detailing....

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For the Win: Watching the World Cup in Boston’s Living Room
Blog 1 month ago
For the Win: Watching the World Cup in Boston’s Living Room

As the World Cup wrapped up this past weekend with France’s victory over Croatia, we conclude an event that brings our global community together...

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Convergence 2018: Ideas to Value
Blog 1 month ago
Convergence 2018: Ideas to Value

This year's Convergence Symposium leveraged the energy and activity happening in Chicago – a hotbed of innovation that often flies under the radar,...

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Lights! Camera! Architecture! Cinematic Strategies for Architectural Storytelling
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Lights! Camera! Architecture! Cinematic Strategies for Architectural Storytelling

OK, I’ll admit it. I well up in tears watching almost any episode of This Is Us. Have I gone soft? Have I become an easily manipulated emotional...

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We Change What We Design By Changing Who Designs It
Blog 1 month ago
We Change What We Design By Changing Who Designs It

In June 2018, Perkins+Will's Director of Global Diversity, Gabrielle Bullock, was sworn in as President of the International Interior Design...

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NeoCon 2018: Our Take on the Trends
Blog 1 month ago
NeoCon 2018: Our Take on the Trends

The official countdown may have already started for NeoCon 2019 (354 days, 19 hours, 49 minutes, and 46 seconds, for those keeping track), but we...

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VIDEO: Building the Most Innovative Square Mile on Earth
Blog 2 months ago
VIDEO: Building the Most Innovative Square Mile on Earth

Take a tour of Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts to learn more about the history of this neighborhood and its evolution into a global...

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Co-Piloting Seattle's Living Building Pilot Program
Blog 2 months ago
Co-Piloting Seattle's Living Building Pilot Program

Can we shape buildings to optimize experiential, environmental, and economic performance? Seemi Hasan and Rachel Meyers, one of several student...

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That Vacant Building Has a Better Use
Blog 2 months ago
That Vacant Building Has a Better Use

How much space does your bed take up? If it is a twin bed, then it is just over 19.5 square feet, smaller than the average 5’x5’ work cubicle. Have...

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Good Design is a Safety Feature
Blog 2 months ago
Good Design is a Safety Feature

In my 15 years of designing psychiatric spaces, I have learned two important things that are frequently missed in the larger discussion around...

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If These Wall Could Talk…
Blog 3 months ago
If These Wall Could Talk…

If these walls could talk is a whimsical refrain alluding to a fantasy of secret histories stored in the file drawers of architecture. As...

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Chicago's Third Nature
Blog 3 months ago
Chicago's Third Nature

This story begins with a canoe trip and ends with a robust design proposal for a new beach along the Chicago River. What happened in between? Why...

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How to Design a Better Lactation Room? Ask a User.
Blog 3 months ago
How to Design a Better Lactation Room? Ask a User.

“Imagine the difference if every lactation room was designed by women who’ve actually used one.” This, a tweet by one Melinda Gates, clearly struck...

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Creating a Workplace of the Future in a Building From the Past
Blog 3 months ago
Creating a Workplace of the Future in a Building From the Past

Perkins+Will passionately explored innovative methods for bringing an optimal, modern workplace environment into a building that sat vacant for 22...

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Consolidation in 242 Pages: A Case Study for Minneapolis
Blog 3 months ago
Consolidation in 242 Pages: A Case Study for Minneapolis

Two hundred and forty two. In the end, it took 242 pages for us to catalog the many design and programming elements necessary for the City of...

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What We're Reading: Earth Day Edition
Blog 3 months ago
What We're Reading: Earth Day Edition

Once a month, we ask our colleagues to share what's on their nightstand, Kindle, or in podcast queue. This month in honor of Earth Day, we put out...

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Keep It Feeling Good: Tips for Maximizing Workplace Well-Being
Blog 4 months ago
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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