Welcome to our Charlotte studio

In the heart of the Queen City, our studio is alive with ideas. We’re proud to be the creative force behind built environments that enhance the human experience—both in our local communities and across the nation. We delight in meeting complex challenges and, with a mindset that drives elegant solutions, we create meaningful, memorable places.

Our North Carolina practice works collaboratively across two studios. To visit our Durham studio, click here.



128 S. Tryon St.
Suite 500
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

t +1 (704) 972-5600

"A great design begins with a bold, inspiring concept. We interpret research and turn design opportunities into meaningful stories supported by measurable project objectives. Coveted workplaces, supportive healing environments, innovative learning spaces, and transformational cultural and civic experiences—our designs support and elevate communities."

– Laura Gwyn, Managing Director

"What I see for our North Carolina practice in the future is building on our values—nurturing our relationships to ensure our communities thrive through great design."

Rooted in the Perkins&Will Charlotte studio for over a decade, our corporate interiors practice lead Irene Vogelsong has a reputation for integrating with client teams to help them navigate periods of significant growth and space challenges.

After 8 years with the firm, Jessica Figenholtz has joined the Charlotte studio to lead the higher education practice in North Carolina. Her expertise is grounded by 20 years of experience and long-term relationships with some of the world's top-tier higher education institutions. See how her work advances learning environments in these highlighted projects (right.)
Creating and preserving identity in community-oriented designs is fundamental to making great places.

Beyond understanding what makes a project unique, it results in rich, compelling places that are firmly rooted in their context.

Our cultural and civic designs are vibrant expressions of the human spirit. These community-driven places allow for discovery and reflection.

Learn more about our cultural and civic projects below and here.

Cultural and Civic Practice Lead, Malcolm Davis, workshopping with the South L.A. community for Destination Crenshaw.

Our Charlotte Leaders

Laura Gwyn
Managing Director
Renny Logan
Design Director
Malcolm Davis
Cultural and Civic
Jessica Figenholtz
Higher Education
Christopher Garris
Derek Jones
Cultural and Civic
Jonathan Miller
Andres Serpa
Corporate and Commercial
Irene Vogelsong
Corporate Interiors

Work by Charlotte

Clemson University, Watt Family Innovation Center
Clemson University Watt Family Innovation Center
Clemson, South Carolina
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Atlanta, Georgia
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte Douglas International Airport Concourse A Expansion Phase 1
Charlotte, North Carolina
Destination Crenshaw
Los Angeles, California

News about Charlotte