Welcome to our Boston studio

Here in the home of the American Revolution, we’re proud of our rebel roots. We hold fast to our values—diversity, collaboration, and innovation—and we’re only half-joking when we tell people to run until apprehended, because we see our studio less like an office and more like a test lab. Ingenuity is embedded in the fabric of our practice, blurring traditional boundaries between disciplines. We take advantage of our city’s world-class academic institutions, actively seeking new perspectives for a fresh, dynamic atmosphere.

225 Franklin Street, Suite 1100
Boston, Massachusetts 02110

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In the Media
Best Practices: Laboratory Resilience

In an era of high-stakes uncertainty, Jacob Werner weighs in on strategies and best practices for laboratory resilience in a new guide book for I2SL, the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories.

Announcements
Boston Promotes Five to Leadership Group

Our Boston studio has announced a series of internal leadership promotions, a clear indicator of the studio’s people-powered potential and optimism for the year to come. The promotions include Patrick Cunningham to principal; Abby Gillespie to senior associate; and Michael Boone, Paul Cattaneo and Danielle Fontaine to associate.

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Meet our studio's newest principal, Patrick Cunningham
In his own words—and from his personal workshop—Patrick shares a peek into his design philosophy, describes how he hopes to shape our studio as a tool for change, and articulates his aspirations for what our projects might achieve.
Designer Spotlight
Gautam Sundaram and the Choreography of Master Planning

Our Designer Spotlight Series highlights some of our top talent from around the world, diving into our team’s creative philosophies and design ethos. This month, we talk to principal Gautam Sundaram. The leader of Boston’s Urban Design practice shares his research on resiliency in the face of climate change, as well as the power of merging data and cultural history in his projects.

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Perkins&Will and Harvard GSD Announce Mentorship Prgram to Build Pipeline of Black Design Talent

The pilot Black in Design Mentorship Program will connect students from the Harvard GSD and Boston-area high schools with Perkins&Will professionals in an effort to promote greater representation of Black talent in the design industry.

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in the media
Billerica Memorial High School graces the cover of Architectural Record’s January 2021 issue

The article underscores the transformative effect this new building has had on students and their suburban Massachusetts town.

The Exchange was conceptualized as a four-season compliment to Boston’s beloved Levanthal Park at Post Office Square.
News
The Exchange has been named one of the "most beautiful" buildings in Metro Boston.

The Exchange at 100 Federal Street has won the Harleston Parker People’s Choice award. Established in 1921 in memory of Boston architect J. Harleston Parker, the award represents “the most beautiful piece of architecture, building, monument or structure within the City or Metropolitan Parks District limits.”

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What Makes our Studio Special
“The thing that drew me in to Perkins&Will was a comment from Phil Harrison: ‘No one is ever going to say no to you here. It’s about how you chart your path and move forward.’ That stuck with me.”

Gautam Sundaram, Associate Principal

Fun Studio Fact
Our in-house model shop is at the heart of our studio—both literally and figuratively. The shop is always bustling with activity, from the hum of the 3D printer to the buzz of the laser cutter. Making is a part of our every day.

People in Boston

People
Robert Brown
Managing Director
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Eric Keune
Design Director
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Jeannine Campbell
Interior Design Director
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Andrew Grote
Operations Director
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Carolyn Cooney
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Patrick Cunningham
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David Damon
Higher Education
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Yanel de Angel
Higher Education
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Jeremy Dearborn
Science and Technology
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Ron Gorham
Health
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Derek Johnson
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Emily Klein
Planning and Strategies
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Matthew Pierce
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Stephen Sefton
Sports, Recreation and Entertainment
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Gautam Sundaram
Urban Design
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Brooke Trivas
K-12 Education
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Jeffrey R. Zynda
Science and Technology

Work by Boston

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Early Resilient Framework Plan
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
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The Exchange
Boston, Massachusetts
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Billerica Memorial High School
Billerica, Massachusetts
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Indigo Research and Development Headquarters
Charlestown, Massachusetts
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Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Charlestown, Massachusetts
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Brimmer and May School Innovation Space
Newton, Massachusetts
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Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Research and Education Campus
East Boothbay, Maine
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Wentworth Institute of Technology Schumann Library and Learning Commons
Boston, Massachusetts
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Keene State College Living and Learning Commons
Keene, New Hampshire
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Phillips Academy Snyder Center
Andover, Massachusetts
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University of Massachusetts Lowell University Crossing
Lowell, Massachusetts
Takeda
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Takeda Oncology Research and Development Headquarters
Boston, Massachusetts
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Northwestern University Ryan Fieldhouse and Walter Athletics Center
Evanston, Illinois
Large stairs with bright colored shadows casting across the floor
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University of Alaska, Fairbanks Wood Center Expansion and Renovation
Fairbanks, Alaska
South entrance of Pence Union Building
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Eastern Washington University, Pence Union Building
Cheney, Washington
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UC Hastings Law, Campus Housing
San Francisco, California
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University of Victoria Student Housing and Dining
Victoria, British Columbia

News about Boston