Press Releases 12.16.2021

Perkins&Will Expands Presence in Southern California with New Studio in San Diego

Full-service design studio provides world-class architectural, interiors, and planning solutions to create healthy, sustainable places in which to live, learn, work, play, and heal
Center for Novel Therapeutics
La Jolla, California

SAN DIEGO–December 16, 2021–Perkins&Will, a research-driven architecture and design firm, announces its expansion into San Diego with the opening of a full-service studio. With thriving practices already in Los Angeles and San Francisco, the firm’s new San Diego practice will provide an enhanced level of local service to its growing network of clients in the region.

“Our continued investment in Southern California reflects our commitment to our clients and partners, as well as our enthusiasm to create places where people and communities thrive,” says Kay Kornovich, Principal and Managing Director at Perkins&Will. “San Diego is an exciting hub for the region, and this only strengthens our ability to serve our West Coast clients.”

i3 Illumina Campus
San Diego, California

San Diego: An Exciting Hub

Perkins&Will’s projects in San Diego include the award-winning i3 Illumina, which started design in 2011; APEX; Center for Novel Therapeutics; and Franklin Antonio Hall at the University of California San Diego. The firm’s multi-disciplinary work spans nearly every sector.

“BioMed Realty has collaborated with Perkins&Will on several high-profile projects in our hometown market,” said Kevin Tremblay, Vice President of the life science developer’s San Diego portfolio. “In fact, the San Diego Architectural Foundation recognized their innovative approach to designing the Center for Novel Therapeutics with its most prestigious honor, the Malone Grand Orchid Award.”

APEX - 9775 Towne Centre
San Diego, California
Center for Novel Therapeutics
La Jolla, California

A Range of Design Expertise

The firm’s new San Diego studio will be staffed locally by full-time design leaders and supported by talent from Perkins&Will studios worldwide. With access to the firm’s global resources, clients in the San Diego area can directly benefit from a broad range of design expertise, no matter the size or complexity of their project.

“We’re extremely proud of the projects we’ve completed throughout the region thus far but we’re really just getting started,” said Kornovich. “Every sector here is thriving and there is a clear appreciation for design that inspires creativity and enhances the community, and it’s all done with great respect for the existing surroundings and the planet.”

Franklin Antonio Hall at the University of California San Diego
San Diego, California