Fast Company Honors Perkins+Will as One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in Architecture

Ranking recognizes Perkins+Will’s sustainability leadership through design that helps reduce its clients’ carbon footprints

Perkins+Will is one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Architecture, according to Fast Company, which released today its 2018 Most Innovative Companies List. The firm’s No. 2 ranking represents the firm’s highest honor on Fast Company’s annual list to date: In 2015, Perkins+Will ranked No. 4, and in 2013, the firm ranked No. 5.

More than three dozen Fast Company editors, reporters, and contributors identified the most notable innovations of the year from among 1,500 applicants. They chose to recognize Perkins+Will as one of the most innovative companies in the world for the firm’s commitment to environmentally progressive design that helps reduce carbon emissions associated with climate change.

“The curious minds at Perkins+Will are constantly seeking new ways to make our built environment healthy and high-performance,” says Perkins+Will CEO Phil Harrison. “Since 1935, our teams have sought ingenious solutions to help our clients thrive, to engage the public, and to heal the natural world. We are driven by purpose, and we are honored to have the opportunity to apply our craft every day.”

Recently designed or built projects that have exemplary energy performance and other innovative sustainability features include the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, California; Ghana’s Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Africa; the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.; and the headquarters for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) in Washington, D.C.

“[Perkins+Will’s] ability to rise to the top of [its] field is especially meaningful and inspiring,” said Fast Company deputy editor David Lidsky in a written statement to Perkins+Will announcing the honor. “We are excited to welcome [Perkins+Will] to a dynamic, inspiring class of companies from around the world.”

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