NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO— Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, one of Scandinavia’s most recognized design firms, will open a bi-coastal practice in the U.S. in early 2020, bringing Danish design within closer reach of clients in North America. With the addition of the new North American studios, Schmidt Hammer Lassen will be represented in Copenhagen, Shanghai, New York, and San Francisco. The firm will work out of Perkins&Will studios in New York and San Francisco, allowing the Schmidt Hammer Lassen teams to enhance their engagement with clients in North America, establish a permanent local presence, and become more closely integrated with their American and Canadian colleagues.
“The demand for Scandinavian design in the U.S. and Canada is stronger than it’s ever been before. By bringing our Danish colleagues to North America, we’re able to respond to our clients in a way that no other firm can,” says Phil Harrison, CEO of Perkins&Will.