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 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 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

Awards[edit]

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