Perkins and Will

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Private company
Industry Architecture
Founded 1935
Founder Lawrence Perkins & Philip Will
Number of employees

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


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 1985, Perkins+Will was bought by Dar Al-Handasah, a Lebanese consulting firm.[citation needed]

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Notable LEED projects:

Notable buildings[edit]

235 Van Buren



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