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Design that transforms culture and community


ON THE COVER: Operations Center at BMW Spartanberg, South Carolina


CORPORATE COMMERCIAL CIVIC CULTURAL / DESIGN THAT TRANSFORMS CULTURE AND COMMUNITY We believe that well designed environments should recognize and build on context, history, culture, and values and embrace nature while incorporating advances in technology. Buildings have a lasting impact on the fabric of cities; we immerse our teams in the client’s world in order to create designs that are as responsive to their organizations as they are to their occupants and their communities. We are passionate about the power to transform and improve people’s lives through design.


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We believe that great designs come from great purpose and inspiration.


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CORPORATE COMMERCIAL CIVIC CULTURAL TRANSFORMING PEOPLE’S LIVES THROUGH DESIGN

Across all our work, we set new paradigms for performance and sustainability. We see nature and innovation as inseparable. As a world-class leader in sustainable design and material health research, we seamlessly integrate green and active designs, occupant engagement programs, and the use of healthy building materials to support wellness and sustainability. Efficient, creative, and highly sustainable, the spaces we design reflect the identity and needs of the surrounding community and become catalysts for change.

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EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN RECONNECT AND TRANSFORM People are at the core of our Corporate,

employees. Our planning and designs for

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Commercial, Civic, and Cultural practices:

mixed-use developments create magnetic

United States Coast Guard Headquarters General Services Administration

our award-winning designs improve quality

and memorable spaces and revive urban

of life by responding to individual and

districts. In addition, all of our designs

societal needs. Whether it’s designing

reflect local context while projecting

corporate office towers, mixed-use

global relevance.

commercial complexes, or civic and cultural centers, each project is informed by the best practices of the many disciplines we practice, including architecture, interiors, branded environments, planning and strategies, preservation and reuse, urban design, and landscape architecture.

We are living at a time where there is a renewed interest in design: a return to the appreciation of design and beauty integrated with performance —something we have believed since our firm’s inception. We look at our cities and the lifestyles people are leading, where and how they spend their

We create inspiring spaces that become

time, where they work and live. We create

an integral part of their larger social,

inspiring spaces that offer high performance,

cultural, environmental, and global context.

beauty, and meaning, rich in culture and

We support our clients’ unique business

distinct in identity. Revitalized life within

drivers, while being deeply attuned to the

our cities is our civic architectural, financial,

physical and mental wellbeing of their

and social focus.

The 1.2 million square foot United States Coast Guard Headquarters houses 37,000 employees. The LEED ® Gold Certified structure was designed to form a series of linked, cascading quadrangles that are woven into the natural landscape fabric of the existing hillside.


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CORPORATE DESIGN FOR BUSINESS AND CULTURE For more than 70 years, we have created

business. We immerse ourselves in the

corporate designs that have helped redefine

client’s world in order to create compelling

the world’s most influential companies,

designs that are as responsive to their

including Bank of America, Google,

organizations as they are to individual users

Darden, Haworth, American Express, and

and their communities.

Unilever. We draw upon our growing body of research, benchmarking, and expertise to provide clients with cutting-edge insights and innovative solutions that position them as thought leaders in their industry.

Our designs reflect our client’s values and needs, while projecting and amplifying their unique position in the marketplace. From major corporate campuses to internationally recognized headquarters, office buildings

Supported by our international knowledge

to conference centers, our designs are

base, our multi-disciplinary teams address

dynamic and flexible to future change.

design challenges in a wide array of scales and complexity, guided by our core values of client focus, design excellence, interdisciplinary approach, and global service. We recognize that a well-planned office building can help drive the overall success of an organization’s culture and

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Crate & Barrel Headquarters For its new corporate headquarters, Crate & Barrel wanted a classic modern design which kept with the aesthetic of its houseware and furniture products.


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COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENT AND FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS Our designs for commercial buildings create

programs that work within the urban

enduring environments that change the face

context. Many of our commercial projects

of our cities. Whether hotel, housing, office,

are part of broader real estate strategies.

or retail space, our mixed-use projects

We understand the business opportunities

become integral elements of their urban site.

and risks behind our projects and are highly

At the pedestrian level, they create dynamic

adept at working within the parameters of

places for social interaction that enliven our

our clients’ business plans. In most urban

neighborhoods. It takes a firm with broad

spaces, the sites for major commercial

resources and knowledge to create the

developments are negotiated arrangements

magic that makes a mixed-use commercial

with the city for height, density, and use.

project work. Our approach to integrated design and our ability to coordinate the many components and disciplines necessary for a complex commerical development project set us apart. With a deep understanding of commercial real estate strategies and extensive knowledge of municipal permitting processes, we design buildings and

Our design work has created a vision and iconic expression that excites the community and civic leaders and helps to secure the necessary size and scale permissions to make these dynamic projects possible.

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Skybridge Dearborn Development Defy the conventional: that was the design objective of this award-winning, 39-story residential tower in downtown Chicago. The 800,000 square foot tower’s innovative vertical and horizontal organization creates a village-like quality while allowing for design flexibility.


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CIVIC DESIGN THAT SHAPES OUR CITIES Our Civic portfolio embodies the basic

functions contained within. Our public work

theme of our practice: ideas and buildings

fuels public-private partnership, sustained

that honor the broader goals of our society.

investment in community, and balanced

Civic buildings must stand the test of time.

growth. In an enduring way, our civic

As creative thinkers, we bring innovative

projects serve as real-time markers of our

and powerful ideas to the public realm.

values and our dedication to the betterment

As designers of public buildings, we craft

of our society and culture.

timeless and highly sustainable buildings that become symbols for their institutions and are part of the legacy we hand down to future generations. Ranging in scope from major federal public safety facilities to small fire stations, administration buildings and civic libraries, these buildings represent longterm commitments by communities and institutions. Our sensitive designs celebrate the identity and needs of a community and give physical form to the important

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Tenley-Friendship Library District of Columbia Public Library Inspired by the image of an open book, the design of the District of Columbia’s Tenley-Friendship neighborhood library explores the contrasts of opacity and transparency.


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CULTURAL DESIGN THAT CELEBRATES THE HUMAN SPIRIT We are living in an era of transformational

and local needs. In response, we develop a

change—social, technological, economic,

holistic and custom design solution.

environmental, and generational. These changes present both challenge and opportunity for arts and culture organizations.

A well-conceived and beautifully designed arts and culture facility will become an economic engine for the community, and

Our Cultural practice integrates the art

that continuing collaboration provides an

of architecture with an informed and

ideal way to achieve a shared stewardship.

research-based perspective. The expertise

To fulfill its full economic and civic

and global reach of our practice group

potential, an arts and culture project needs

consistently places us among the leading

a thoughtful strategy, a collaborative team,

arts and culture design firms in the world.

and a design that supports the client’s

We understand the challenges of our clients

vision and mission.

and work with them to create opportunities. We see the planning and design process as a vehicle to engage community partners and stakeholders. We study the distinctive context of the individual site, the budget details, and the project’s environmental

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National Center for Civil and Human Rights The National Center for Civil and Human Rights offers visitors an inspirational experience connecting the American Civil Rights Movement and the Human Rights Movement throughout the world. The iconic form of the Center is defined by two bold, curving walls. The walls create and define a Space for Action where interactive exhibits, lectures, and civic forums bring the stories of civil and human rights issues to life.


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For more than 70 years, we have created office designs that have helped redefine the world’s most influential companies. Our multi-disciplinary teams address design challenges in a wide array of scales and complexity, guided by our core values of client focus, design excellence, interdisciplinary approach, and global service. We understand that a well-planned office building can help drive the overall success of an organization’s culture and business. We immerse ourselves in the client’s world in order to create compelling designs that are as responsive to their organizations as they are to the individual users and their communities.

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1315 PEACHTREE STREET PERKINS+WILL LOCATION Atlanta, Georgia SIZE 78,000 square feet (7,245 square meters) LEED ® LEED-NC v2009 Platinum AWARDS 2012, Top Ten Green Projects, AIA Committee on the Environment 2011, Development of Excellence Award, ULI Atlanta 2011, Design Award, AIA Georgia

Perkins+Will designed the 78,000 square foot (7,245 square meter) renovation of a 1970s office building. After spending 33 years at 1382 Peachtree Street, the relocation facilitates our firm’s continued growth. The 1315 Peachtree location was chosen over other possible sites because of its relevant design challenge of reusing an existing building. Located in the heart of Midtown across from the High Museum of Art, the mixed-use building shares space with the Peachtree Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library and the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA). The Perkins+Will Atlanta office occupies the top four floors, with office space for up to 240 employees. A holistic approach to sustainability in the workplace focuses not only on the the environment but also the health and wellbeing of the building’s occupants and the surrounding community.


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Exterior renovations include a more energy-efficient window system and alterations to the front façade. An exterior terrace on the fifth floor serves as lunch, meeting, and office social space. It features a garden for employees to get their “green” thumbs dirty. The interior design of this new space represents the latest in workplace design. Collaboration is encouraged through collaborative and flexible team rooms with benching applications and flexible pin-up areas for project teams.


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1315 Peachtree is a living lab and educational tool, reflecting our environmental commitment to our colleagues, clients, and community, and our ongoing pursuit of design excellence and its value to society. This world-class project is has achieved Georgia’s first LEED ® Platinum v3 certification.

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CONFIDENTIAL BANKING FIRM CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS LOCATION Charlotte, North Carolina SIZE 1.2 million square feet (111,485 square meters) LEED ÂŽ Gold AWARDS 2011, Design Excellence Awards, Distinguished Building, Citation of Merit, AIA 2011, Design Excellence Awards, Interior Architecture Award, AIA

Perkins+Will developed a master plan and conceptual design for a city block expansion of an existing corporate headquarters in uptown Charlotte. Components of the master plan included a new 30-story office tower; a new 150-guestroom Ritz Carlton hotel with a destination restaurant at street level; a public garden connecting the office tower, hotel, and parking to the existing corporate headquarters; renovation of an existing parking structure; and renovation of the existing Founders Hall retail area. A primary goal of the design was to provide a public amenity for the city of Charlotte and an integrated, sustainable workplace for the client’s associates. On an urban scale, the architectural composition of the towers, bridges, and indoor and outdoor gardens connect to and complete the existing corporate campus, reinforcing its civic commitment and creating a signature urban center.


An innovative design feature is the concept of “sky gardens� that run continuously and vertically along the northeast and southwest corners of the office tower, bringing the green landscape up to the sky. Designed as a small, 3-story landscaped atriums stacked vertically, the gardens offer a variety of seating and work options. Glass-enclosed conference rooms cantilever into the sky gardens, providing maximum daylight and views. Daylight reaches over 80% of the occupied spaces, and at least 90% of the floor area has views to the exterior.


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BMW PLANT 10 NEW CENTRAL OFFICE BUILDING LOCATION Spartanburg, South Carolina SIZE Build-out: 65,000 square feet (6,040 square meters); 78 acres (32 hectares) AWARDS 2015, Merit Design Award; Unbuilt Project, AIA Georgia

In accordance with the company’s growth needs, the goal of the project is to create a structure to host a total of 300 employees in a single building. This central office building is responsive to the recently established master plan and will embody the client’s reputation for performance, innovative design, and quality. The design estables a sense of place while providing a framework for phased growth expansion that will create a campus environment. The building approach orients the central office complex for maximum public visibility while allowing for a more tranquil and pedestrian-oriented experience within the natural woodland amenity. The program includes parking for 300 employees, 100 spaces for partner agencies, and visitor parking. A preserved woodland area will also include bioretention provisions to manage stormwater runoff from the parking zones. Main pedestrian circulation routes will be within these woodland buffers, linking the parking areas to the promenade that connects to the Central Office building.


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Responsibility is an integral part of the client’s corporate identity. Sustainability is firmly anchored in the company’s entire manufacturing process, from clean production processes to green recycling practices. The office building is designed to incorporate sustainable design practices. With LEED ® Gold certification as its goal, the project uses [OR “takes advantage of”] the site’s natural topography to support stormwater management through bioretention as well as favorable building solar orientation and selection of environmentally friendly building materials and systems.

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THE RICHARDS GROUP HEADQUARTERS LOCATION Dallas, Texas SIZE 550,000 square feet (51,095 square meters)

The Richards Group’s new headquarters celebrates a corporate culture unique to the largest independent advertising agency in North America. Located in the West Village area of Dallas, Texas, the 550,000 square foot (51,095 square meter), 18-story building was designed to offer an office plan with maximum flexibility and openness by using an offset elevator core instead of a more conventional center-core layout. Central to the building design is a 3-story stairwell atrium that encourages physical activity and allows the company to continue its long-standing tradition of “Stairwell Meetings,” the gathering of some 700 employees for important announcements and introductions.


A modern counterpoint to the iconic Cityplace Tower, the headquarters creates a memorable gateway into downtown Dallas and reinforces the energy of the West Village. The office space in the facility includes new design concepts such as “communities� of work stations to encourage collaboration among teams. The new building also includes a recording studio and audiovisual editing suites, an employee fitness center, garden terrace, and 10,000 square feet (930 square meters) of retail space.


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HAWORTH ONE HAWORTH CENTER LOCATION Holland, Michigan SIZE 300,000 square feet (27,870 square meters) LEED ® Gold AWARDS 2012, Good Design is Good Business Lifetime Achievement Award 2011, Distinguished Building Design Award, American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter 2011, Interior Design Award, American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter 2010, Mies van der Rohe Award Citation of Merit, American Institute of Architects Illinois 2010, Green GOOD DESIGN, The Chicago Athenaeum/Europe 2008, Good Design is Good Business, Business Week/Architectural Record

Haworth, a manufacturer of office furniture and interior components, made a strategic decision to place more emphasis on design, engaging more external and internal design resources in product, architecture, design, and brand experience. A key element in this strategy was the renovation and transformation of the existing corporate headquarters in Holland, Michigan, into a world-class facility that acts as a living showcase of integrated workspace strategies as well as sustainable design. Perkins+Will’s design features a 300,000 square foot (27,870-square-meter) project that includes an addition, designed in an “L” shape, that is attached to the front of the existing office building. A relocated entrance drive that passes through a reconfigured parking area, is laid out to reveal the new entry.


The “L-shaped” building is a continuous glasswalled volume, which transitions from three stories to one. An outdoor terrace is located in the bend of the “L”. The new addition offers sweeping views of the enhanced landscape and abundant daylight. The sun-filled 15,000 square foot (1,395-square-meter) atrium offers access to a first-floor training center and a third-floor welcome center. The atrium also provides access to daylight and views for over 750 workstations. The linear office floors are divided into alternating rectangular spaces. Some of these spaces are open, with a variety of workstation layouts. The project also consists of new client engagement and mock–up spaces. The building’s “L-shaped” floor plan and long rectangular space promotes employee and client interaction. The fully renovated environment functions as a living laboratory of innovative organic workspace solutions.


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CONFIDENTIAL FINANCIAL COMPANY CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS LOCATION Istanbul, Turkey SIZE 618,160 square feet (57,429 square meters)

This financial company is expanding its corporate headquarters at the heart of Istanbul’s emerging financial district. The design for the new campus is the physical manifestation of its collaboration with one of the largest banks in the world and reflects a corporate culture of openness, sustainability, collaboration, and innovation. The design team focused on creating physical intersections to build an inspiring space that facilitates meaningful interaction and a sense of community. This is most evident at the monumental “hinge” of the building where two interlocking wings of the building come together. Playing off the terms of commerce, this vertical commons is named “the Exchange.” It combines the places where people meet, dine, socialize, and collaborate.


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This twenty-first century workplace balances private meeting spaces within a modular open-office framework, encouraging creative collisions at the spaces in between. Integrated greenspace and deep overhanging balconies provide attractive indoor/outdoor spaces to host meetings and also play a functional role by providing shade for the building’s façade. The result is a modern, green, inviting, and illuminated corporate tower with a stacked silhouette. This iconic structure is visible from the highway.

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CHERVON INTERNATIONAL TRADING COMPANY CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS LOCATION Nanjing, China SIZE 330,000 square feet (30,660 square meters) AWARDS 2010, Divine Detail Award, AIA, Chicago Chapter 2009, Good Design is Good Business, Architectural Record China 2009, American Society of Landscape Architects, Merit Award 2009, Mies van der Rohe Award, Citation of Merit, AIA, Illinois Chapter 2008, Distinguished Building Award, AIA, Chicago Chapter

Recognized recently as one of Sears’ top business partners, Chervon International Trading Company is a growing exporter of power tools in China. The flourishing company required space for its growing operations and sought an image that was contemporary and enduring. Perkins+Will designed the zigzag-shaped office building to serve as the company’s new headquarters in Nanjing. Its zigzag geometry breaks it into five segments, each housing one of the five major corporate departments: management, sales, R&D, testing, and training. An external central circulation spine cuts obliquely through the zigzag segments and creates courtyard spaces that include water gardens.


The building accommodates approximately 800 employees and includes office space, meeting areas, showrooms, a cafeteria, and executive dining facilities. The training area includes a 2-story multipurpose room. The R&D department includes product testing labs, design/modeling areas, a workshop, and a product sample room.


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GLOBAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTION SUNRISE CORPORATE CENTER LOCATION Sunrise, Florida SIZE 460,000 square feet (42,735 square meters); 900,000 square feet (83,615 square meters) with parking

This global financial institution is committed to being a positive presence in the communities they inhabit. As part of their latest study of workplace design and health, newly built projects must connect employees with their surroundings and provide an open, transparent, and intimate connection to the surrounding neighborhood and site. The 40.8-acre (17-hectare) project site has been conceived as a bridge, or series of layers, transitioning different types of zoning (from residential to the south to commercial at the north edge) and scales (small-scale residential to large-scale urban/suburban). The design merges the unique ecosystem of the site and climate with the ecosystem of the corporate client. The globally connected nature of the work performed in the office levels reaches out, metaphorically, and pulls the landscape upwards from the earth.


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The concepts of biophilic and sustainable design continue to the interior of the building. The main level and office programs above are linked through four large atrium spaces which are enclosed at the top with a full story height of glazed roof monitors and linear skylight elements, allowing sunlight to flood the core of all occupied spaces.

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DARDEN RESTAURANTS, INC. RESTAURANT SUPPORT CENTER LOCATION Orlando, Florida SIZE 469,000 square feet (43,570 square meters) LEED ® Gold AWARDS 2012, AIA Orlando Award of Excellence 2010, b.o.b. Forum Design Awards, Corporate Category, IIDA Georgia Chapter 2010, Southeast Construction Best of the Best Green Building

Darden’s new corporate headquarters consolidates offices under one roof for the first time in four decades. The Perkins+Will team provided architectural, interior design, branded environments, and landscape architecture services for the new 60-acre (24-hectare) headquarters. The building is encased in glass and steel, with a window wall that lets in natural light and offers sweeping views of the landscape. The layout features fewer enclosed offices for managers and more open space for cubicles and meeting rooms. The design creates an open work environment that encourages employees and representatives of the company’s restaurant brands to collaborate with one another. The facility houses office and meeting spaces, a 25,000 square foot (2,325 square meter) corporate training facility and state-of-the art test kitchens.


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CONFIDENTIAL GLOBAL CONSUMER PRODUCTS COMPANY HEADQUARTERS RENOVATION LOCATION Confidential SIZE 300,000 square feet (27,870 square meters)

Perkins+Will collaborated with an international consumer product manufacturer for the design of their North American headquarters in New Jersey. The project includes a 300,000 square foot (27,870 square meter) interior renovation and the construction of a new entry pavilion. The renovation consists of an upgraded building faรงade with new glazing, upgraded roofing to provide better insulation, new employee and visitor entrance vestibules, skylights to add generous light to the existing space, and a four-season atrium space.


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The design connects a series of pavilions sharing aesthetic elements including new branding elements to reveal the company’s core goals and values. The program incorporates mobility, alternate workstyles, informal meeting areas, lounge spaces, and café areas. The goal is to provide an invigorating workplace where people become friends and colleagues, communication becomes knowledge, and a job becomes an experience—a sense of pride and belonging.


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The building program is made up of executive areas, general office space, conference spaces, training, food service, and an 800-car parking garage. Additional specialty program elements include a test kitchen for testing and showcasing new food products developed in the adjacent research and development labs accommodated in the same facility.

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100 NORTH RIVERSIDE PLAZA CORPORATE OFFICE BUILDING LOCATION Chicago, Illinois SIZE 1.1 million square feet (102,195 square meters) AWARDS 1993, National Honor Award, AIA 1992, Distinguished Building Award, AIA Chicago Chapter 1991, Certificate of Merit Interior Architecture, AIA Chicago Chapter 1991, Special Award of Recognition, Architectural Concept and Design Chicago Building Congress 1990, Most Innovative Structure, Structural Engineers Association of Illinois

Perkins+Will’s design for this 36-story high-rise allowed for varied program requirements to come together in harmony on a complicated site: an air-rights site over an active railroad yard, situated along the west side of the Chicago River and across from the downtown “Loop.” The program consists of a leasable 23-story tower, a 6-story data center for Illinois Bell Telephone, a 435-car parking garage, and a street-level restaurant. Developed in response to the clearance requirements of commuter rail lines crossing the site, the structural system uses steel trusses to support the suspended southwest corner of the building. The building’s massing is a series of vertically stacked, rectilinear blocks, each housing an individual function. Spanning the site along the riverfront elevation, a 30-foot high covered promenade leads to the main entry.


A multiple awardwinning building, this high-rise has become a landmark structure of downtown Chicago.


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The 13-story base of the building includes a 250,000 square foot (23,225 square meter) data center for Ameritech Services and at the southwest corner is cantilevered from the exposed trusses above. Viewed from the south, these trusses recall the structure of the bridges across the river. Rising above the base is a 23-story office tower which provides tenants with unobstructed views of the city and the river corridor. The focal point of the entire complex is a spire-topped clock tower which accents the building’s entry and, when illuminated at night, creates a radiant civic landmark in Chicago’s skyline. In awarding the American Institute of Architect’s National Honor Award to the building, the jury noted that the building “cleverly overcomes complex technical challenges and integrates itself magnificently within its riverfront site.” The building is the home for the corporate office of Boeing International.

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Commercial buildings have a lasting impact on the fabric of their communities. We provide elegant, modern design solutions that are mindful of place, context, and client goals. We create distinctive, highly marketable projects that respect the urban fabric, reflect culture, and improve people’s lives.

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98 FOURTEENTH STREET OLYMPIA HEIGHTS MANAGEMENT LOCATION Atlanta, Georgia SIZE 124,650 square feet (11,580 square meters)

Located adjacent to the Arts District of Midtown Atlanta, 98 Fourteenth Street is the initial phase of a master-planned development which will be an integral component of the Midtown Art Walk, a unique pedestrian experience containing creative landscape, lighting, and interactive artistic elements along a half-mile promenade between key transit stations in the district. The initial tower of up to 74 stories will comprise up to 382 luxury residential units and up to 180 corporate suites in a single structure inclusive of ground-level retail and enclosed structured parking. Four distinct curtainwall glass planes define each of the symmetrical sides of the tower.


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Residences will range in size and offer different floorplans. Residential amenities are anticipated to include a full-floor Sky Lounge with floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking the Atlanta skyline; conference and media rooms; a heated, infinity-edge pool; stateof-the-art fitness center and yoga studio; designated children’s play area; dedicated bike storage; temperature-controlled storage for food deliveries; a private dining room; and a top-of-the-line kitchen and bar catering to epicurean enthusiasts.

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SHANNON ESTATE WALL FINANCIAL CORPORATION LOCATION Vancouver, British Columbia SIZE 434,230 square feet (40,340 square meters) LEED ® Gold

Located in the Kerrisdale community of Vancouver, Shannon Estate is a unique 10-acre (four-hectare) site featuring a Beaux Arts brick mansion, formal Italianate gardens, and mature landscaping. Responding directly to the City of Vancouver’s new EcoCity Policy, Perkins+Will is currently working on a comprehensive redevelopment of the site that will use additional density, combined with thoughtful design and land-use planning, to help reduce the city’s carbon footprint and expand housing choices in this neighborhood of singlefamily residences. In keeping with a triple bottom-line policy of social, environmental, and financial sustainability, the new development will incorporate leading-edge green building strategies, which include highperformance glazing, shading strategies, green roofs, stormwater management, wastewater management, and energy-efficient mechanical systems, in addition to planned areas for urban agriculture, charging electric vehicles, and parking for a car co-op.


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RIVERLINE SOUTH WELLS MASTER PLAN & DESIGN LOCATION Chicago, Illinois SIZE Site: 13 acres (5 hectares); 5 million square feet (464,515 square meters) programmed

Riverline is a new residential community situated along the south branch of the Chicago River. The project consists of 3,000 condominium, rental, and townhome residences. The master plan integrates a series of public parks and gardens that are connected to a continuous Riverwalk, which will ultimately connect the city's north and south riverfront communities. A series of eight towers and two townhome communities are situated in a vibrant landscape for both the public and local residents. The landscape design is fully integrated into the sustainability concepts of the development, helping to achieve a LEED ÂŽ Gold rating for the individual buildings and master plan.


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MARINE GATEWAY PCI DEVELOPMENTS LOCATION Vancouver, British Columbia SIZE 875,000 square feet (81,290 square meters) LEED ÂŽ New Construction v 1.0 Gold Registered

The first large-scale project under development along Vancouver’s new transit corridor, Marine Gateway is a vibrant and safe complete community that links public transit, local amenities, and livability. It includes a neighborhood plaza, a 12-story office tower, a 3-story retail podium, an 11-screen theatre complex, and a 31-story market residential tower. Central to the design is the accommodation of transit-related functions, including a bus loop and the new above-grade transit station. Two neighborhood plazas provide a unique sense of place, concentrate pedestrian activity around the retail stores, and provide a legible connection to SW Marine Drive and the residential neighborhood to the north. Residential towers include a variety of units that allow for a diversity of residents, including extended families and students.


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An aggressive sustainable design strategy includes a geoexchange heating and cooling system with an ambient heat recovery energy loop, thermal mass, and sun-shading devices. Marine Gateway also provides district energy heating and cooling for the immediate neighborhood.

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DOCKSIDE GREEN, BALANCE WINDMILL WEST, VANCITY ENTERPRISES LOCATION Victoria, British Columbia SIZE 155,215 square feet (14,420 square meters) LEED ® New Construction v 1.0 Patinum

In 2009, Perkins+Will completed Balance, the second phase of Dockside Green. Also in 2009, the development was named one of the first carbon-neutral projects by the Clinton Climate Development Initiative. Comprising two buildings of 10 and 11 stories, Balance includes 177 residential units, a common underground parking structure, and townhouses at grade. Like its sister project Synergy, Balance takes part in Dockside Green’s integrated energy system, which includes a biomass gasification plant that converts locally sourced wood waste into a clean-burning gas to produce heat and hot water. The project’s many other sustainable features include on-site wastewater treatment that will save more than more than 200 million liters of water annually; rooftop gardens; a car co-op with Smart Cars; and additional energy-saving features, including Energy Star appliances, heat-recovery ventilations units, low-E double-glazed windows, and exterior blinds on the west and south faces of each building.


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A series of ponds spread throughout Dockside’s central greenway facilitate onsite stormwater storage, while the greenway itself provides significant public amenity space.


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SKYBRIDGE MORAN ASSOCIATES / DEARBORN DEVELOPMENT LOCATION Chicago, Illinois SIZE 805,000 square feet (74,785 square meters) AWARDS 2005, Grand Award, Residential Architect Magazine 2004, National Honor Award, American Institute of Architects 2003, Award of Merit, Residential, Midwest Construction Magazine 2003, Distinguished Building Honor Award, AIA Chicago 2003, Best New Building of 2003, Friends of Downtown, Chicago

Skybridge is a 39-story, 237-unit residential condominium tower, including a 5-story base component, designed by Perkins+Will. The base consists of a grocery, bank, and coffee shop at grade, with four levels of parking above the retail. The building is located west of downtown Chicago, in the West Loop neighborhood. The tower’s design objectives challenge the typical residential tower model in order to accommodate flexibility in unit types, combinations, value, views, and day lighting. The manipulation of mass and void, opacity and transparency work to create a random, ad hoc village-like quality, as opposed to the monolithic vertical slab of most current high-rise residential designs. Seven-foot-wide glass bridges span a large 30-foot-wide transparent opening, which begins at the 14th floor. This forms an over-scaled urban window and also suggests an alternate reading of the building as two interconnected towers rather than a single, large mass.


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EVIVA PEACHTREE INTEGRAL DEVELOPMENT LOCATION Atlanta, Georgia SIZE 364,000 square feet (33,815 square meters)

Located in the heart of Midtown, EVIVA Peachtree evolved from a shared vision of holistic urban living by The Integral Group and Perkins+Will. Characterized by design sophistication and commitment to sustainability that is reflective of Midtown’s thriving Eco-District, EVIVA Peachtree offers new possibilities to experience the energy of the city. The 35-story tower is made up of 392 residential units, featuring a distinctive series of balcony boxes with colored, translucent glass partitions. With a variety of retail offerings at the ground level and easy access to Piedmont Park and MARTA, the project fosters vital connectivity to the urban fabric. Even the parking deck is artfully integrated into the design, screened by a dynamic wind-activated installation. Both the residential units and outdoor decks offer captivating views of the Atlanta skyline, while the tower itself redefines it.


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This multi-faceted development combines location, sustainability, and dynamic design to create a healthy environment and a residential experience that is unique to the Atlanta market.


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CONTEMPORAINE CMK DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LOCATION Chicago, Illinois SIZE 96,000 square feet (8,920 square meters) AWARDS 2010, Louis Sullivan Award, AIA, Illinois Chapter 2006, Housing Committee Award, AIA 2005, National Honor Award, AIA 2005, Project of the Year, Residential Architect 2005, Best New Residential Project, Friends of Downtown 2004, Distinguished Building Honor Award, AIA, Chicago Chapter 2004, Best of 2004 Award of Merit, Residential, Midwest Construction

Contemporaine, a 15-story condominium building located in the River North neighborhood of downtown Chicago, consists of a 4-story retail and parking base and an 11-story residential tower with 52 units. The project, designed by Ralph Johnson and Perkins+Will, is located in a vibrant section of the city and surrounded by mid-rise warehouses converted to residential use, low-rise retail, newer residential towers, and the elevated tracks of the city’s rapid transit system. The challenge of a dense, restrictive site just north of the Chicago River contributed to the dynamic sculptural qualities of Contemporaine. In response to the varying scales and uses of its neighbors, the design adopts a strategy of urban collage.


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The sculptural quality of the concrete tower and the articulation of its individual functional parts is a way of mediating the building to the varying scales of the neighborhood. Winner of a 2005 National Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects, the building was praised by the AIA jury as “a wonderful precedent” for condominium buildings, with an observation that expressing the building’s garage “is refreshing and honest.”


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235 VAN BUREN CMK DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LOCATION Chicago, Illinois SIZE 950,000 square feet (88,260 square meters) AWARDS 2013, Design Detail, Residential Architect 2010, Mies van der Rohe Special Recognition, AIA Illinois 2010, Distinguished Building Award Citation of Merit, AIA Chicago

Following the successful completion of the Contemporaine project, Perkins+Will was selected by the same developer to design this new 950,000 square foot (88,260 square meter) residential building in downtown Chicago. This 46-story condominium tower consists of 650,000 square feet (60,385 square meters) of residential space with 11 floors of parking, for a total of 572 parking spaces. The first floor of the building will house approximately 6,000 square feet (555 square meters) of retail space. The 714 condominium units will target first-time homeowners, all one- to two- bedroom units ranging in size from 650 to 1,300 square feet (60 to 120 square meters).


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The rectangular shape of the building efficiently fills the site, while differing faรงade textures of glass and concrete blend with both the residential background of the South Loop as well as the more urban designs that make up the Chicago skyline to the north. A ribbon element frames the residential portion of the structure while tying together the seemingly random balconies and varying faรงades.

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INISTANBUL MASTER PLAN İŞ GYO + NEF LOCATION Istanbul, Turkey SIZE 2.4 million square feet (225,120 square meters); 20 acres (8 hectares)

Inistanbul Master Plan is a visionary mixed-use redevelopment of an industrial site near historic Istanbul. With 4,000+ housing units, this project responds to the rising demand for integrated urban living at the heart of a growing metropolis. Inspired by the client’s signature “fold elements” —strategically sited public spaces—the master plan proposes a large-scale “fold community.” Across the entire site, shared outdoor spaces and public plazas enhance and connect the daily lives of residents, visitors, and workers in the community. The master plan interprets life as a path marked by universal stages, from childhood to retirement, and then folds this path into a physical design for the site. The unique interests and needs of each stage of life drive the design. More social, activated spaces are balanced by relaxing, contemplative scenes.


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As the city grows, forward-looking projects like Topkapi will play an important role in shaping the character of civic and community life. The Topkapi Fold Community will create spaces for people at every stage of life to interact and flourish.

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1700 HUANGXING ROAD MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT LOCATION Shanghai, China SIZE 1.5 million square feet (139,355 square meters)

Perkins+Will designed and developed the Huangxing Project in the Yangpu District of Shanghai. Located in the Wujianchang area north of the Huang Pu river, the development is part of the rapidly expanding office, retail, and commercial sector within the city. The design of the plot focuses on creating a harmonic balance of architecture and open space catering to the needs and well-being of the occupants of this dense urban environment. The three-part program includes a 20-story corporate headquarters for HuaiNan Mining Company plus two service office towers at 24 and 20 stories, respectively. The complex of towers is surrounded by multi-level walk-up retail and commercial properties. The towers and retail “ribbons� are organized on the site to create both highly active plazas and activity nodes as well as quieter residential respite areas. The green space and open areas are an amenity for the building occupants and the surrounding neighborhood.


The organization of the towers creates a natural harmony that maximizes views beyond the site to the surrounding city. The urban block development and its complement of activities will become a landmark and destination for the Yungpu district of Shanghai.


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Our Civic design teams create spaces that serve our cities and embody the spirit and image of their citizens. Our designs reflect the identity and needs of a community and become the catalyst for change, fueling private-sector investment and growth. Our civic work includes government, libraries, parks and plazas, and public safety.

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DURHAM COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES COMPLEX DEPARTMENTS OF PUBLIC HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, AND SOCIAL SERVICES LOCATION Durham, North Carolina SIZE 277,000 square feet (25,735 square meters) AWARDS 2016, Triangle Merit Award, American Institute of Architects

The new Durham County Human Services Complex houses the Departments of Public Health and Social Services as well as the administrative offices for Mental Health and some county-wide facilities, including a large meeting facility. The new facility is designed as a courtyard building. The façades all front their respective streets to give the building an urban presence, while the internalized courtyard becomes a “gem” within the urban setting. The building has been designed with the main circulation facing the inner courtyard to provide an abundance of natural light and air to both employees and visitors. The most-visited programs are located along the lower two floors, while the majority of the administrative departments are on the upper levels. In addition to the main lobbies, there are several informal access points at appropriate locations for employees, special clients, and users of the county facilities.


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Because the new Durham County Human Services building sits on the site of the original Public Health Building, the phasing of the project was crucial. The building was designed to be constructed in two phases: the first phase, constructed along Queen Street and Ramseur Street, allowed all of the existing Public Health employees to move into their new facility before the old building was razed. Once the existing building was demolished, the portion along Dillard Street and Main Street was constructed, as well as the interior courtyard.


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UNITED STATES COAST GUARD HEADQUARTERS GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION LOCATION Washington, DC SIZE Phase 1A: 1.2 million square feet (111,485 square meters); Phase 1B: 150,000 square feet (13,935 square meters) LEED ® NC Gold AWARDS 2015, Distinguished Building Award, AIA, Chicago Chapter 2014, Craftsmanship Award (Phase 1B), Washington Building Congress 2013, Best Government/Public Building Project, Engineering News-Record (ENR) Mid-Atlantic (Phase 1A) 2013, Association Real Estate Award, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)

The 1.2 million square foot (111,485 square meter) United States Coast Guard (USCG) Headquarters is located on the St. Elizabeths National Historic Landmark Campus, which resides along the eastern rim of the “green topographic bowl” that encompasses Washington D.C. The LEED Gold Certified structure is patterned after a traditional Italian hill town, and while it is essentially a very large building program, it has been fragmented and strategically placed to form a series of linked, cascading quadrangles that are woven into the natural landscape fabric of the existing hillside. The wings of the building step and reveal to further break down the scale of the building and match the texture of the historic campus. This design allows for greater penetration of natural daylight into the building’s interior to lessen the demand of artificial lighting and reduce energy.


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Responding to the high-level security needs of the General Services Administration, this project required engaging with a large and diverse stakeholder group. The building houses the USCG’s 3,700 employees and includes a multi-purpose room with seating for 400, the USCG Clinic, and executive suites with command center. Additional amenities include a cafeteria, coffee shop, child development center, fitness center including a basketball court, credit union, and retail exchange.


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Andropogon’s landscape design for the courtyards, edges, and green roofs provides continuity in the landscape between the existing woodlands that surround the USCG site and the historical campus to the east. The concept uses vegetation and hardscape features to reflect the character of each eco-region of D.C. and surrounding areas.

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NEW YORK CITY POLICE ACADEMY NYC DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION LOCATION Queens, New York SIZE Phase 1: 730,000 square feet (67,820 square meters); Full build: 2,400,000 square feet (222,965 square meters) LEED ® Gold Certified AWARDS 2015, Best of the Year Award, Institutional Category, Interior Design Magazine 2015, Make it Healthy: Green Solutions, Make it Work Awards, Interior Design Magazine 2015, Honorable Mention, Excellence Awards, CFAD (Center for Active Design) 2014 Diamond Award, Engineering Excellence Awards, ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) 2014, BxW NYC Award, Built by Women New York City

The New York City Department of Design & Construction engaged Perkins+Will for a new 730,000 square foot (67,820 square meter) police academy for the city’s police recruits and existing force and for training and continuing education purposes. The academy is one of New York City’s largest building projects ever. The design has transformed an underutilized, environmentally challenged brownfield site into a highly sustainable and resilient new facility with an inspiring civic program. It is the largest public building in New York to achieve LEED Gold certification. The project improves the site and also enhances neighborhood conditions. All infrastructure is located above the 100-year flood plain in response to issues of site flooding and its missioncritical nature.


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With the building conceived as a “horizontal skyscraper,” the spaces are laid out for convenient access and efficient movement of the training cohorts of recruits. A wide pedestrian link extends the length of the campus and serves double duty as the conduit for the building infrastructure that is hidden overhead, well above the flood plain. The link connects to an 8-story glass atrium and stair, bringing together all office and training floors and creating an uplifting sense of community. The facility was also designed using Active Design principles, which help buildings boost occupant health and wellbeing, and was the first building to meet the criteria for the LEED ® Active Design Innovation Credit.

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POLYTECHNIC HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD POLICE & TRAFFIC CENTER CITY OF FORT WORTH LOCATION Fort Worth, Texas SIZE 30,000 square feet (2,785 square meters) LEED ÂŽ Gold Certified AWARDS 2012, Award of Excellence Citation, AIA/AAJ Justice Facilities Review 2011, Citation Award, AIA, Orange County Chapter 2008, Merit Award, Academy of Architecture for Justice, AIA 2008, Design Award, AIA, San Fernando Valley Chapter

Perkins+Will was selected to design a new police and traffic facility for the Polytechnic Heights neighborhood of Fort Worth, Texas. The facility is approximately 30,000 square feet (2,785 square meters) and is located next to the existing police station. Perkins+Will was responsible for the programming and needs assessment to determine the optimal organizational structure and current and future space needs for the new facility. Planning allowed for construction of the new facility while ensuring that the existing station remained operational. A goal for the new station was to help revitalize an aged neighborhood on the city’s southeast side. The bold new design solution overcomes tight site constraints with a 3-story arrangement that takes advantage of ten feet of grade change. Motorcycle storage and staging is located on the lowest level with direct access to grade.


The main entry for the facility occurs at Level One in a 2-story glass atrium that will serve as a “beacon of safety� for the community during the day and night. Other functions on Level One include administration and operations for patrol, traffic, and reserve divisions. A large community meeting room, community outreach offices, and locker and fitness rooms take advantage of views on the second level.


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CITY OF DALLAS FIRE STATION NO. 27 LOCATION Dallas, Texas SIZE 23,600 square feet (2,195 square meters) LEED ® Gold Registered AWARDS 2012, Juror Commendation Award, Unbuilt Design Awards, AIA Dallas

The new facility, accommodating 15 fire personnel per shift, represents the most advanced design of all the City of Dallas’s new fire stations. The design offered a vertical solution in response to the urban site, which was too small to accommodate the program and required parking. Below grade is a secure parking garage for 18 personnel vehicles. The ground level contains the main living areas and the pull-through apparatus bays, while the second level houses isolated sleeping quarters and an innovative fitness room suspended over the apparatus bays. The layout was carefully orchestrated to keep on-site personnel’s response time to under 60 seconds. The design re-establishes a proper civic presence for the firehouse. Volumetric separation between the people-places and the machinespaces is created by a glazed atrium. Defined by a 2-story high “story wall,” this atrium brings natural daylight deep into the building and celebrates the history and legacy of firefighting in the service of community.


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The fire station is LEED ® Gold registered, employing sustainable design strategies such as solar panels, a stormwater collection cistern, and high-performance glazing, lighting, and HVAC system.

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BUILDING 106 CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) LOCATION Atlanta, Georgia SIZE 320,000 square feet (29,730 square meters) LEED ® Gold

Perkins+Will designed a 320,000 square foot (29,730 square meter) contemporary office environment and 950-car parking structure for the CDC’s Chamblee campus. The first of a three-phase office expansion, the innovative and efficient configuration of the office building and parking deck defines the future expansion strategy for the campus while introducing public plazas and promenades that unite a series of disparate structures and link them with an adjacent woodland amenity. The office building houses facilities for 900 employees, including a data center, credit union, and conference facility with access to terraced outdoor plazas. A full-service cafeteria, its main dining hall expressed as a dramatic architectural feature, is also included in this phase. The design maximizes views and connections to the natural amenities around the site’s perimeter and facilitates the future development of an academic quadrangle at the campus’s interior.


Structural and architectural design features include cast-in-place concrete, masonry veneer, and curtainwall cladding systems that meet secure, blast-resistant building structure and envelope design criteria. Designed with sustainable building strategies, the project received LEED ÂŽ NC Gold Certification. This project was design/build delivery with a 20-month design to delivery schedule.


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At its best, architecture is the physical manifestation of a culture’s highest ideals. Throughout history, buildings have played a central role in the enlightenment and inspiration of the people who inhabit them. Our cultural facilities—museums, performing arts centers, and historic and cultural parks—not only reflect the values of the communities in which they are built, they bring together people from across town and around the world. The cultural buildings designed by Perkins+Will are vibrant expressions of the human spirit that connects us all.

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NATIONAL CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS LOCATION Atlanta, Georgia SIZE 42,500 square feet (3,950 square meters) LEED ÂŽ Gold AWARDS 2015, Honor Award, AIA Georgia 2015, Merit Award, AIA North Carolina 2014, Development of Excellence Award. Urban Land Institute of Atlanta

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights offers visitors an inspirational experience connecting the American Civil Rights Movement and the Human Rights Movement throughout the world. The iconic form of the Center is defined by two bold, curving walls. The walls create and define a Space for Action where interactive exhibits, lectures, and civic forums bring the stories of civil and human rights issues to life. The design is inspired by historic urban spaces around the world where everyday people joined together to advance individual rights and freedom: the National Mall in Washington, Tiananmen Square in Beijing, and Tahrir Square in Cairo. The project was designed in collaboration with Architect of Record, HOK, and Exhibit Designer, Rockwell Group.


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“We needed someone who could embrace this idea of civil rights and human rights in their design, and who could feel it in their heart.” Shirley Franklin Board Chair, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and former Mayor of Atlanta

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TENLEY-FRIENDSHIP LIBRARY DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATION Washington, D.C. SIZE 21,470 square feet (1,995 square meters) LEED ® Gold AWARDS 2012, Award of Excellence in Architecture, AIA DC 2012, Honor Award, AIA South Atlantic Region (SAR) 2012, Honor Award, AIA Triangle 2012, Award for Sustainable Architecture, AIA Triangle Gail Lindsey 2012, Architectural Lighting Design Award 2011, Honor Award, AIA North Carolina

Inspired by the image of an open book, the Tenley-Friendship library explores the contrasts of opacity and transparency. The building’s windowless exterior on the south and west sides wraps and protects the library like the cover of a book. In contrast, the north and east elevations exhibit a transparent, visually porous skin, welcoming pedestrians who are passing by. The façade’s perforated vertical fins allow for shading while reinforcing openness. The library is a 2-story building with a partial third floor containing a roof terrace and garden. The more active elements of the program are located on the first floor, while the slower-paced, quieter areas are on the second floor.


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Enclosed elements such as the workroom and meeting rooms are located toward the west side of the plan, allowing the eastern half to remain open, with high ceilings in the stack and seating areas. A double-height atrium with a monumental stair serves as a nexus for all building circulation.


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SAMMAMISH LIBRARY KING COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM LOCATION Sammamish, Washington SIZE 20,000 square feet (1,860 square meters) AWARDS 2011, Award of Honor, AIA NW and Pacific Region 2011, Landmark Library, Library Journal 2010, Award for Civic Design, AIA Washington Council Citation

To accommodate the growing Sammamish community, the King County Library System commissioned a 20,000 square foot (1,860 square meter) library located on the south edge of the city’s new civic plaza. Large expanses of glazing and active programmatic elements, such as the meeting room, cyber bar, and teen area, overlook the plaza. The library’s main reading room and stacks contain skylights and clerestories of translucent vision glazing that create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The central reading space terminates in a grand reading room that draws people to the western views of the Sammamish Commons nature preserve, Olympic Peninsula, and Seattle skyline.


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A large fireplace provides an internal focus and gathering point that balances the views to the west. Wood-clad elements mark a progression throughout the library, beginning at the entry lobby and continuing through the space to wrap the interior of the meeting room and the primary columns. The children’s area overlooks the new eastern lawn, which includes a reflexology path, native plantings, and a grove of birch trees.

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SHANGHAI NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM LOCATION Shanghai, China SIZE 42,500 square feet (3,950 square meters) LEED ÂŽ Gold AWARDS 2010, Community Future Award, Dubai Cityscape 2010, Highly Commended, Environmental Award, Dubai Cityscape

The new Shanghai Natural History Museum was envisioned as a hommage to Chinese garden design. Through its relationship to the site, it represents the harmony of humanity and nature and is an abstraction of the basic elements of Chinese art and design. The shape and building organization are inspired by the harmonious forms and proportions of the nautilus shell. A spiraling landscaped plane rises out of the park and, within it, an oval courtyard serves as an orientation device for the exhibition areas spiraling down below-grade.


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Perkins+Will designed the museum as a bioclimatic building that responds to the sun using an appropriately oriented intelligent building skin to maximize daylight and minimize solar gain. The pond in the oval courtyard provides evaporative cooling, while a geothermal system provides heating and cooling in response to the earth’s temperature. Rainwater is collected from the vegetated roof and stored in the pond along with recycled greywater. All of the energy features of the museum are part of exhibits that explain the story of the museum.

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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM LOCATION New York, New York SIZE 39,000 square feet (3,620 square meters) AWARDS 2010, Divine Detail Citation of Merit, AIA Chicago 2009, Interior Architecture Citation of Merit, AIA Chicago

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an iconic cultural institution and vital component of New York City’s tourist and educational landscape. Located on Pier 86, the museum campus includes a visitor’s center, the Cold War-era missile submarine SSG Growler, a British Airways Concorde jet, and a collection of over 20 historic military aircrafts—including an A-12 Blackbird spy plane—displayed on the flight and hangar decks of the USS Intrepid, a retired aircraft carrier. The Perkins+Will Branded Environments and Architectural disciplines were enlisted to renovate the interior of the Intrepid’s hangar deck, which serves as the primary exhibit space, including development of a new exhibit and display system for the entire campus.


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Working with the museum’s curatorial department, the design team conducted a thorough assessment of existing artifacts, content, circulation, and audience types. An experience strategy was crafted based on the juxtaposition of the technical “machine aspects” against the emotive “human stories” of the ship’s crew. The design solution established a new spatial organization that improved visitor flow and content comprehension, while a dynamic modular framework was utilized to support flexible artifact installation and integrate new interactive technologies.

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VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN VISITOR CENTRE LOCATION Vancouver, British Columbia SIZE 19,500 square feet (1,810 square meters) LEED ® Platinum, Living Building Challenge Target AWARDS 2013, Excellence in Urban Sustainability Finalist, GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellence 2013, Wood Innovation Award 2013, Wood WORKS! BC Wood Design Awards 2012, Engineering Award Winner, World Architecture News 2012, Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia Merit Award, AIA British Columbia

Designed to be one with nature, the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre creates a harmonious balance between architecture and landscape, from both a visual and an ecological perspective. Inspired by the organic forms and natural systems of a native orchid, the project is organized into undulating green roof “petals” that float above rammed earth and concrete walls. These petals and stems are connected by a vegetated land ramp that links the roof to the ground plane, encouraging use by local fauna.


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The building houses a café, an expanded library, volunteer facilities, a garden shop, office space, and flexible classroom spaces. In addition to LEED ® Platinum certification, the Visitor Centre is pursuing the Living Building Challenge—the most stringent measurement of sustainability in the built environment. The Visitor Centre uses on-site, renewable sources, geothermal boreholes, solar photovoltaics, and solar hot-water tubes to achieve net-zero energy on an annual basis.

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CORNELL COMMUNITY CENTRE AND LIBRARY TOWN OF MARKHAM LOCATION Cornell, Ontario SIZE 125,000 square feet (11,615 square meters) LEED ÂŽ Silver AWARDS 2014, Building of Significance, Markham Design Excellence 2014, Award of Excellence, ARIDO 2014, Facility of Merit Award, Athletic Business 2014, IIDA 41st Annual Interior Design Competition Winner 2014, Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Illumination Award 2014, PRO Excellence in Design Award 2013, Best of Year Honoree: Institutional Library, Interior Design Magazine 2013, Best of Year Honoree: Beauty/Spa/Fitness, Interior Design Magazine

Connected to the existing Markham-Stouffville Hospital, the Cornell Community Centre and Library is at the heart of a newly integrated healthcare campus that establishes a dynamic urban precinct for the surrounding neighborhood. The building offers a groundbreaking new model of service delivery and community wellness by incorporating innovative spaces and programs that combine cultural, educational, and therapy functions with more traditional recreation, leisure, and library services.


Conceptually, the building is designed as a “campus within a campus.� The overall massing of the building is expressed as a series of clearly defined brick volumes aligned with each of the major functions.


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Colonnades and generous canopy elements encourage pedestrian movement and unite the various buildings and public spaces. Internally, a dramatic skylit lobby acts as the main thoroughfare from which all of the major activities and uses can be seen.

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ATLANTA BELTLINE CORRIDOR DESIGN LOCATION Atlanta, Georgia SIZE 6,000 acres (2,428 hectares) AWARDS 2014, Honor Award, Tri-State ASLA 2014, Award of Excellence, Georgia ASLA 2014, Overall Excellence in Smart Growth Award, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2013, Adaptive Use Award, Atlanta Urban Design Commission (AUDC)

The Eastside Trail is the first completed segment of the Atlanta BeltLine, the nation’s most celebrated “smart growth” infrastructure project. This inaugural segment serves as both prototype and catalyst for the entire 22-mile (35.5-kilometer) BeltLine, establishing the elegant, durable design vocabulary that will unify and highlight 45 diverse neighborhoods around Atlanta. Instantly embraced by a vast range of users, the corridor design brings this complex project to life after a decade of grassroots planning. This critical segment debuts and tests the design of the BeltLine, a framework that will organize the entire corridor functionally, ecologically, and aesthetically. At 2.2 miles (3.5 kilometers), it represents only 10% of the entire project geographically but contains half of the main program elements.


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The trail sets the stage for healthy urban living by providing a flexible venue that will evolve with the community over the long term. Both an intuitive urban interface and an exciting destination in itself, the Eastside Trail encourages Atlantans to experience this part of the city outside of their cars for the first time. In this sense, the Eastside Trail is a model for how landscape infrastructure can create positive and long-term environmental, economic, and social change.

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About Perkins+Will Perkins+Will is an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm established in 1935 and founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance communities. Each of the firm’s 23 offices focuses on local, regional, and global work in a variety of practice areas. With hundreds of award-winning projects annually, Perkins+Will is highly ranked among top global design firms. Perkins+Will is recognized as one of the industry’s preeminent sustainable design firms due to its innovative research, design tools, and expertise. The firm’s 2,000 professionals are thought leaders in developing 21st century solutions to inspire the creation of spaces in which clients and their communities work, heal, live, and learn. Social responsibility is a fundamental aspect of Perkins+Will’s culture and every year the company donates 1% of its design services to pro bono initiatives. In 2015, Fast Company ranked Perkins+Will among “The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Architecture.” Consistent with the firm’s commitment to sustainability, this piece is printed on paper that is SFI, FSC Chain of Custody, PEFC certified, and Lacey Act compliant, and is produced using carbon-neutral, wood-based biomass (accounting for 65% of onsite) energy generation.

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CORPORATE COMMERCIAL CIVIC / Design that transforms culture and community  
CORPORATE COMMERCIAL CIVIC / Design that transforms culture and community