Announcements August 3, 2023

Atlanta Studio’s Backpack Bash Raises Over $38,000 for Local Schools

Following the successes of Backpack Bash in 2021 and 2022, our Atlanta studio and local partners teamed once again to help alleviate the stress associated with purchasing school supplies—and we took it a step further this year! In collaboration with Clayton County Public Schools, Northcutt Elementary School and West Clayton Elementary School were chosen for this year’s back-to-school initiative.

Backpack Bash was led by Maria Montgomery and Erika Kane, shown here with assistant principals and staff from Northcutt and West Clayton Elementary Schools.

Great partnerships are the backbone of this initiative, and as a result of nearly 40 returning and new industry partners, our Atlanta studio was able to raise over $38,000 in donations. This sizeable donation has allowed the team to provide new backpacks for more than 1,100 students and enough school supplies to last through the school year.

Students and their parents were invited to Northcutt Elementary School to pick up these supplies and enjoy a fun day of music, snacks, games, and a chance to design a keychain for their new backpacks.

Throughout the day, more than 100 volunteers helped distribute school supplies at Northcutt Elementary School.

As a core component of Perkins&Will’s Social Purpose program, we consistently seek opportunities to give back to our communities and we’re thrilled to have worked with the faculty, administration, and families of Northcutt and West Clayton Elementary Schools. The Backback Bash is considered a success thanks to our nearly 40 partners in the design, architecture, engineering, and construction industry.

Thank you so much to all of our event sponsors!


  • Acoufelt
  • Andrews, Hammock & Powell Inc.
  • Conway & Owen Consulting Engineers
  • Hammond & Associates, Inc.
  • JE Dunn Construction
  • Jordan & Skala Engineers
  • Mazzetti
  • MEJA Construction, Inc.
  • Newcomb & Boyd
  • Shear Structural
  • Structor Group
  • Swinerton


  • Brasfield & Gorrie General Contractors
  • HPD Consulting Engineers
  • Lighting Associates, Inc.
  • Tarkett
  • Walter P Moore
  • Whiting-Turner
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