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Perkins+Will Tops Fast Company’s 2015 List of Most Innovative Companies

Perkins+Will has been ranked #4 among “The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Architecture” by Fast Company. The practice has been praised “For recognizing that designing for better health isn’t just about hospitals. Perkins+Will is one of the nation’s leading firms in health care design, but its work has moved beyond the standard definition of health care. It's working in several cities to plan ‘health districts,’ combining urban planning with health care architecture to foster healthier outcomes for patients while they’re in the hospital and after they leave. ‘Health is about physical, social, and economic well-being,’ explains Perkins+Will principal Robin Guenther. For hospitals, ‘their success and viability is tied to and integral to the success and viability of the community that they sit in.’ That means creating more walkable streets and economic development around health care centers.”

“We are honored to be recognized for our innovation in design for health and wellbeing,” said Perkins+Will President and Chief Executive Officer Phil Harrison, FAIA, LEED AP. “We actively practice the belief that design is an essential element in healthy living at all scales, from how we design our cities, to the materials we surround ourselves within interior environments. More than simply doing less harm, we are inspired by spaces that literally make us healthier and happier.”

The Fast Company annual guide to the state of innovation in the economy, features the businesses whose innovations are having the greatest impacts across their industries and our culture as a whole.

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