Perkins and Will
Perkins&Will is a global design practice founded in 1935. Since 1986, the group has been a subsidiary of Lebanon-based Dar Al-Handasah (Arabic: دار الهندسة). Phil Harrison has been the firm's CEO since 2006.
|Founder||Lawrence Perkins and Philip Will|
Number of employees
The firm was established in by Lawrence Perkins (1907–1998) and Philip Will (1906–1985). Perkins and Will met while studying architecture at Cornell University. The company was founded in Chicago.
The company attracted national attention in 1940 with the Crow Island School in Winnetka, Illinois, designed in association with Eliel Saarinen and Eero Saarinen. In 1986, Dar Al-Handasah, a Lebanese consulting firm, purchased Perkins&Will. In 2016, the company had 24 global offices and 2,000 employees.
In March 2014, Perkins&Will announced its planned acquisition of The Freelon Group, led by Philip Freelon. After the close of the transaction, Freelon joined Perkins and Will's board of directors and became managing and design director of the firm's North Carolina practice.
The firm's website claims to have more Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professionals than any other design firm in North America. In 2011, Perkins&Will announced the LEED-ND (Neighborhood Development) platinum level certification for its 100th sustainable building, the Dockside Green Phase Two Balance project, located in Victoria, British Columbia.
Notable LEED projects:
- University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
- VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre, Vancouver BC - LEED Canada Platinum certified, designed to meet the Living Building Challenge
- Dockside Green in Victoria, BC.
- Great River Energy Corporate Headquarters in Maple Grove, Minnesota - a LEED Platinum Building that is the first to combine Lake Source Geo-Exchange with displacement ventilation. The building has an urban wind turbine.
- Discovery Health Center – 1st LEED NC Certified ambulatory care facility in the country.
- Arlington Free Clinic – 1st LEED CI Gold free health clinic in the USA.
- Rush University Medical Center, Orthopedic Ambulatory Building – Largest LEED CS Gold healthcare building in the country.
- Target Retail Store, San Rafael, California - the first LEED Certified store for this company.
- The Charles E. Young Research Library at UCLA achieved LEED Gold certification
- Boeing International Headquarters, Chicago, Illinois
- Bridgestone Tower, Nashville, Tennessee
- Chase Tower (Chicago), Chicago, Illinois
- The Clare, Chicago, Illinois
- Concordia International School Shanghai, Shanghai, China
- Cornell University College of Engineering, Ithaca, New York; complex of seven buildings in the 1950s, including Upson Hall
- 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 Center
- Fort Collins High School, Fort Collins, Colorado
- GlenOak High School, Plain Township, Ohio
- International School of Beijing, Beijing, China
- Klaus Advanced Computing Building, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia
- Knight Campus, Community College of Rhode Island (1972)
- Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago, Illinois
- Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Proviso West High School, Hillside, Illinois
- Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, Chicago, Illinois
- Signature Place, St. Petersburg, Florida
- Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Sahyadri Park Campus, Pune, India
- True North Square, Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Tulane University, Mayer Residences, New Orleans, Louisiana
- Tufts University, Granoff Music Center, Boston
- 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, Maharashtra, India
- 235 Van Buren, Chicago, Illinois
- Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
- University Health System 2012 expansion project, San Antonio, Texas.
- Texas A&M University, Memorial Student Center 2012 Renovation, College Station, Texas.
- University at Buffalo, Davis Hall Building, UB's North Campus, Amherst, NY
- Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, North Campus, Suzhou, China
- SRM University, Amaravati, India
- 2015 American Planning Association's National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Firm
- 2010 National Building Museum's Honor Award for Civic Innovation, the first architectural firm to be a recipient.
- 2010 Honor Award for Civic Innovation from the National Building Museum
- 2009 and 2008 Practice Greenhealth Champion for Change Award
- 2009 COTE Top 10 Green Projects, Dockside Green and Great River Energy
- 2008 BusinessWeek and Architectural Record "Good Design is Good Business" Award for Haworth Headquarters
- 2008 CoreNet Sustainability Leadership Award for Sustainable Development
- 2003 National Honor Award from the AIA for Skybridge at One North Halsted, Chicago, Illinois
- "Perkins and Will's CEO sees a light at the end of COVID-19 tunnel". BDC network. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
- Dunlap, David W. (December 6, 1997). "Lawrence Perkins, 90, Architect Who Loved Building Schools". The New York Times. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
- 1967 World Book Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 591.
- "About: A Legacy of Excellence and Growth". The Dar Group. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
- "Perkins+Will: Most Innovative Company". Fast Company. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
- Bracken, David (March 6, 2014). "Global architecture firm Perkins+Will acquiring the Freelon Group". The Durham News. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
- "Perkins+Will Acquires Sink Combs Dethlefs". ArchitectureMagazine. October 12, 2017.
- "Perkins+Will Designs More Than 150 LEED-Certified Projects" (Press release). Perkins+Will. September 25, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2019 – via PR Newswire.
- USGBC Dockside Green Project Profile. Retrieved November 3, 2013
- "VanDusen Botanical Center to Be Canada's First Living Building". Inhabitat. March 21, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
- Owen, David (March 23, 2010). "Dockside Green: Phase Two". ArchitectureWeek. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
- "About Us". Great River Energy. Archived from the original on March 23, 2012. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
- "A White Paper on Building for Platinum LEED Certification" (PDF). Great River Energy. March 1, 2009.
- "Discovery Health Center: Overview". U.S. Green Building Council. Archived from the original on October 7, 2011. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
- "Our Facility". Arlington Free Clinic. Archived from the original on March 11, 2011. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
- "Midwest Orthopedics at Rush" (Press release). Navigant Consolting. 2010. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
- "San Rafael Target store earns LEED Gold" (Press release). Target Corporation. November 15, 2013.
- Chang, Jade (July 1, 2012). "Dual Mode". Metropolis. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
- "The Boeing Corporate Headquarters, Chicago". Chicago Architecture Info. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
- Witten, Patti (May 8, 2018). "AAP Alumni Lead Upson Hall Transformation". Cornell University AAP. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
- "International School of Beijing". Perkins=Will. Archived from the original on October 8, 2015. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
- "Klaus Advanced Computing Building". Perkins=Will. Archived from the original on April 25, 2015. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
- "CCRI moves to the Knight Estate in Warwick". Warwick Digital History Project. City of Warwick. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
- "We Talk About Architecture, Architecture Talks Back" (PDF). CCRI. Knight Campus Art Gallery. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
- "Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum". Perkins=Will. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
- Smith, Sandy (August 1, 2016). "A First (And Last*) Look at the New Mormon Temple". Philadelphia.
- "CORE Center". Perkins+Will. Archived from the original on April 18, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
- "Signature Place". Perkins+Will. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
- "Elegant New Music and Performing Arts Center Opens at Tufts University" (Press release). Perkins+Will. January 26, 2007. Archived from the original on August 18, 2007. Retrieved November 20, 2007.
- "SRM: Infrastructure". Retrieved May 16, 2018.
- "2015 National Planning Exellence Awards: Planning Firm: Perkins+Will". American Planning Association. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
- "Honor Award". National Building Museum. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
- "Perkins+Will to Receive National Building Museum's Honor Award". GreenBiz. February 4, 2010. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
- "Practice Greenhealth Announces Winners of 2009 Environmental Excellence Awards". Medical Construction and Design (Press release). May 18, 2009.
- "Top 10 projects unveiled" (Press release). AIA Seattle. April 28, 2009. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
- Messner, Matthew (February 18, 2016). "Eva Maddox, creator of the notion of "branded environments," retires from Perkins+Will". The Architect's Newspaper. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
- "CoreNet Global, AIA and IIDA Announce Winners of 6th Annual Sustainable Leadership Award for Design & Development" (Press release). CorNet Global. May 6, 2008. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
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