Happy Holidays! We’re celebrating with our annual issue of The Narrative, a magazine featuring the design, artistry, research, and creativity across Perkins Eastman’s 24 global studios.
If there was a theme for our architects, designers, and planners over the past year, it could be summed up in these pages as a passion for design-minded growth:
Perkins Eastman joined forces with five new partners with specialized expertise in sports, performing arts, adaptive reuse, transit systems, and campus design.
Six architects in the firm discuss their pathways toward change and innovation.
We’re striving to be leaders in fighting climate change, reimagining existing building stock rather than releasing more carbon by automatically tearing down and building anew.
Likewise, we’re helping communities with urban planning and design to better serve their residents with walkable urban spaces and more accessible transit.
As cities evolve and their demographics change, Perkins Eastman is often leading that transformation, even if it takes the better part of a generation. The Wharf in Washington, DC, whose second and final phase completed in October, is one such example—16 years in the making with steady guidance from our experts who served as the project’s master architects.
The population of healthy, vigorous seniors is expanding more than ever, and our senior living practice is evolving with them, designing communities where they can thrive with like-minded peers.
With so much technology and software-aided design, one might think architecture has grown past the need for hand-drawn plans and elevations. Au contraire. The artists at Perkins Eastman are showing clients new ideas and concepts with their mastery of this ancient practice. And not only that, a hand-drawn panorama of our notable work imagines its own fictitious city of design.
The show must go on, as they say, and our specialists in performing-arts design are conceiving newly agile, immersive, and exciting ways to experience the stage—for performers and their audiences alike.
And as we look toward the future, the firm’s leaders are highlighting our best work to inspire further advancement in the field. Read about our inaugural Annual Excellence Portfolio, an internal awards program judged by an external panel of architecture luminaries.
We’re also celebrating design through a new micro-website that features these stories, enhancing your reading experience and making it interactive. We hope you enjoy it. And if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for further stories, please let us know.
We wish you the best of success in the new year!