Perkins and Will

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Perkins+Will
Private company
Industry Architecture
Founded 1935
Founder Lawrence Perkins & Philip Will
Number of employees
2,000
Website www.perkinswill.com

Perkins+Will is an American architecture and design firm established in 1935.

History[edit]

The firm was established by Lawrence Perkins (1907-1998[1]) and Philip Will (1906-1985).[2]


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, Perkins+Will was bought by Dar Al-Handasah, a Lebanese consulting firm.[3]

In March 2014, Perkins + Will announced its planned acquisition of The Freelon Group, led by Philip Freelon. After the close of the transaction, Freelon is expected to join Perkins + Will’s board of directors and become managing and design director of the firm’s North Carolina practice.[4]

Sustainable design[edit]

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.[5] 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.[6]

Notable LEED projects:

Notable buildings[edit]

235 Van Buren

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New York Times obituary
  2. ^ 1967 World Book Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 591.
  3. ^ http://www.dargroup.com/
  4. ^ Bracken, David (6 March 2014). "Global architecture firm Perkins+Will acquiring the Freelon Group". The Durham News. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  5. ^ PR Newswire, September 25, 2012, retrieved 2012-09-29
  6. ^ USGBC Dockside Green project page. Retrieved 2013-11-03
  7. ^ Inhabitat July 5, 2011, retrieved 2012-03-20
  8. ^ http://www.architectureweek.com/2011/0323/environment_1-1.html
  9. ^ Great River Energy, about us, retrieved 2012-03-20
  10. ^ http://www.solaripedia.com/files/630.pdf
  11. ^ http://leedcasestudies.usgbc.org/overview.cfm?ProjectID=233
  12. ^ http://www.arlingtonfreeclinic.org/about/our-facility/
  13. ^ Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Orthopedic Building Awarded Green Certification, retrieved 2012-03-20
  14. ^ http://www.metropolismag.com/July-2012/Dual-Mode/
  15. ^ "International School of Beijing". perkinswill.com. Retrieved 2015-09-16. 
  16. ^ "Klaus Advanced Computing Building". perkinswill.com. Retrieved 2015-09-16. 
  17. ^ "Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum". perkinswill.com. Retrieved 2015-09-16. 
  18. ^ PROVISO SCHOOL TO SEEK BIDS ON HILLSIDE UNIT; Chicago Daily Tribune (1872-1963); 22 July 1956; ProQuest Historical Newspapers Chicago Tribune (1849 - 1986), ProQuest. Web; accessed 25 July 2009
  19. ^ "CORE Center". perkinswill.com. Retrieved 2015-09-16. 
  20. ^ "Signature Place". perkinswill.com. Retrieved 2015-09-16. 
  21. ^ "Elegant New Music and Performing Arts Center Opens at Tufts University" (Press release). Perkins and Will. 2007-01-26. Retrieved 2007-11-20. 
  22. ^ "National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Firm". American Planning Association. Retrieved December 2, 2015. 
  23. ^ National Building Museum 2010 Honor Awards, retrieved 2012-03-20
  24. ^ Greenbiz 2010-02-04, retrieved 2012-03-20
  25. ^ http://www.pr-inside.com/perkins-will-named-as-a-winner-of-r599635.htm
  26. ^ http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_50/b4112072232768.htm
  27. ^ http://www2.corenetglobal.org/learning/awards/sustainable_leadership

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