Shanghai Library East
Shanghai, China

Designing places that inspire joy and well-being since 1935.

A gem in the forest: Shanghai Library East opens

Designed by our Denmark studio, Schmidt Hammer Lassen, Shanghai Library East is one of the world’s largest libraries. Today, we celebrate its grand opening.

“This important cultural center for the citizens of Shanghai embraces the idea of ‘collection to connection’—a space to bring people together. It’s the city’s gift to them,” says Chris Hardie, design director of our combined SHL/Perkins&Will Shanghai studio.

Read the grand opening announcement.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Palo Alto, California
University of Virginia University Hospital Expansion
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Welcome to Summer Jam, the next season of our new podcast, Inhabit. In three episodes, public health expert Dr. Erika Eitland and her new co-host, urban designer Eunice Wong, explore equitable design with Chicano brewery owner David Favela in Barrio Logan, San Diego.

Advancing Sustainability and Human Health

In partnership with our clients, we design beautiful, human-centered spaces for healing with compassion and social responsibility.

Two of our projects were recognized in Metropolis Magazine’s Design for Impact for their positive outcomes in energy reduction, carbon reduction, health, economy, and community.

The University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute
Cincinnati, Ohio
Billerica Memorial High School
Billerica, Massachusetts
NIO House Hangzhou West Lake
Designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen
We’re scaling up our efforts to decarbonize buildings and interiors.

We’ve joined forces with a team of regenerative design experts at McLennan Design—founded by global sustainability leader and creator of the Living Building Challenge Jason F. McLennan.

Read the official announcement here.

A lifetime of design excellence.

Congratulations to Ralph Johnson for winning one of the AIA Chicago’s highest and most distinguished honors: the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Celebrate with us.

As designers, we have an important responsibility to enhance people's lives.
Designing for life.

It’s been over a year since we introduced Living Design, a framework about creating high-performing places that promote human and ecological well-being at every level.

WM Headquarters
Houston, Texas
We collaborate with clients all over the world to create healthy, sustainable places in which to live, learn, work, play, and heal.