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The Food is the Medicine: Sow Much Good and the Food Access Paradigm
Social purpose is at the core of what we do at Perkins+Will. Through our Social Responsibility Initiative (SRI), Perkins+Will contributes the equivalent of a 15-person firm working full-time to...
A Space to Achieve: Empowerment Through Design at Gigi's Playhouse
As architects and designers, we create spaces for people with many goals in mind – increasing efficiency, promoting healing, making beautiful spaces, reducing budgets, and maintaining schedules – the...
Welcome Center Alphaville Brasília
The welcome center was designed to serve as a sales office to the condominium during construction and then host events, releases, meetings, and cultural activities. The set consists of concrete block coated in gray basalt stone and corten steel grate of two thousand square feet that serves as a cover for a square access. This grid, supported by seven concrete blades covers a span of 30 meters. The rectangular block is the home of support activities such as rooms for reception, model, brokers, projection, meeting, and children.
An Urban Clinic: Connecting with Community
Download the "Designing For Health" article originally published at Contract Magazine online.
Green for the Greater Good
The Arlington Free Clinic, the first LEED Gold certified free clinic in the nation, is a featured in this month's Interiors & Sources magazine.
The Power of Pro Bono
Several of our projects are featured in the new book The Power of Pro Bono: 40 Stories About Design for the Public Good . Inspired and informed by public architecture, highlights include design projects from across the country serving an international scope of nonprofits.
Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago
The Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago is a non-profit organization committed to serving the cultural, psychological and socioeconomic needs of refugees and immigrants in Chicago land. The...
Working for the Greater Good
"We consider our pro bono work to be part of our DNA," says Mark Jolicouer, national director of our Social Responsibility Initiative.
Social Responsibility Annual Report No. 04
Perkins+Will is committed to engage its professional resources and leadership to benefit the social needs in the built environment where design can make a difference. While encouraging volunteerism by our employees in our local communities, Perkins+Will will donate 1% of its time and unique intellect to initiate and execute projects and buildings that serve the broad society who otherwise would not have access to our professional services.
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