On Wednesday, August 17, the team from Perkins Eastman’s Chicago studio, along with a few special guests, commemorated the studio’s 20th anniversary with a celebration at the Herman Miller showroom. The team celebrated with a toast and remarks from past and present firmwide leadership.
Perkins Eastman Co-Founder Brad Perkins’ family has a long history in Chicago—from planning the Cook County Forest Preserves to designing for the Chicago Public School system. Dwight Perkins, Brad’s grandfather, made a name for himself as one of the creators of the Prairie School style of architecture, and spent the first few years of his career working in the historic Rookery Building (Perkins Eastman Chicago’s current WELL Platinum-rated home base.)
The studio’s range of expertise covers senior living, workplace, higher education, hospitality, and mixed-use projects located in the Chicago region and worldwide. What brings all of these projects together is the firm’s collaborative, ‘Human by Design’ ethos. Whether designing a branded workplace, a new research environment, or a campus masterplan, the team engages in an integrated design process that positively impacts people’s lives.
Cheers to twenty years and many more to come!