Perkins and Will

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Perkins+Will
Private company
Industry Architecture
Founded 1935
Founder Lawrence Perkins & Philip Will
Number of employees
1,500
Website www.perkinswill.com

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

History[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Notable LEED projects:

Notable buildings[edit]

235 Van Buren

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dargroup.com/
  2. ^ Bracken, David (6 March 2014). "Global architecture firm Perkins+Will acquiring the Freelon Group". The Durham News. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ PR Newswire, September 25, 2012, retrieved 2012-09-29
  4. ^ USGBC Dockside Green project page. Retrieved 2013-11-03
  5. ^ Inhabitat July 5, 2011, retrieved 2012-03-20
  6. ^ http://www.architectureweek.com/2011/0323/environment_1-1.html
  7. ^ Great River Energy, about us, retrieved 2012-03-20
  8. ^ http://www.solaripedia.com/files/630.pdf
  9. ^ http://leedcasestudies.usgbc.org/overview.cfm?ProjectID=233
  10. ^ http://www.arlingtonfreeclinic.org/about/our-facility/
  11. ^ Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Orthopedic Building Awarded Green Certification, retrieved 2012-03-20
  12. ^ http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-031815
  13. ^ http://www.metropolismag.com/July-2012/Dual-Mode/
  14. ^ "International School of Beijing". perkinswill.com. Retrieved 2015-09-16. 
  15. ^ "Klaus Advanced Computing Building". perkinswill.com. Retrieved 2015-09-16. 
  16. ^ "Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum". perkinswill.com. Retrieved 2015-09-16. 
  17. ^ 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
  18. ^ "CORE Center". perkinswill.com. Retrieved 2015-09-16. 
  19. ^ "Signature Place". perkinswill.com. Retrieved 2015-09-16. 
  20. ^ "Elegant New Music and Performing Arts Center Opens at Tufts University" (Press release). Perkins and Will. 2007-01-26. Retrieved 2007-11-20. 
  21. ^ "National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Firm". American Planning Association. Retrieved December 2, 2015. 
  22. ^ National Building Museum 2010 Honor Awards, retrieved 2012-03-20
  23. ^ Greenbiz 2010-02-04, retrieved 2012-03-20
  24. ^ http://www.pr-inside.com/perkins-will-named-as-a-winner-of-r599635.htm
  25. ^ http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_50/b4112072232768.htm
  26. ^ http://www2.corenetglobal.org/learning/awards/sustainable_leadership

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