Working at PE

Great people-centered design starts with great experiences for our people.
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To work at Perkins Eastman is to believe in the power of design to improve lives. Our single greatest strength is our people. We are dreamers, doers, and thinkers contributing to a united firm connected through our shared Human by Design philosophy. We promote entrepreneurialism and exploration, supporting our staff to grow and excel in a creative working environment.

Career building

A deep sense of comradery and mutual support is woven into our firm’s culture. Our project teams bring together individuals with different backgrounds, perspectives, and strengths who contribute to all aspects of the design process. We provide opportunities for all staff to get the work experiences they desire so they can grow as designers and contibutors to society.

Mentorship at all levels

Our PEople mentor program—with nearly 70-percent participation across the firm—pairs employees from all career stages to further personal and professional development. The program helps our remarkable staff in their career journeys as they seek to enhance work-life integration, improve design knowledge, and build stronger networks and professional pathways.

Global and local inclusion

We’re committed to supporting a diverse workforce and building our teams inclusively, for better work and better communities. Spread across many worldwide studios, our staff represents more than 70 nationalities. Our firm-wide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative develops and fosters an equitable and inclusive community of creative individuals through educational and social programs as well as recruitment and retention strategies that promote a diverse range of identities, abilities, and lifestyles.


We offer opportunities for our staff to advance their professional development, examine unique areas of focus, and innovate with our scholarship program. Our mission is grounded in understanding the direct impact that design has on people’s lives. We advance that mission by providing our staff with resources to attend conferences, conduct research, travel, and share their findings with colleagues, clients, and the world through innovative multimedia and design projects.

Unparallelled internships

We empower students to find their passion through our robust intern program. Bringing students into every part of the design process and a variety of project types, we foster the next generation of thoughtful designers. Through lectures, building tours, and studio activities, we go beyond the typical intern work experience. With an emphasis on longevity and diversity in our program, we invite emerging designers from all corners of the world to begin building their careers with us.

Community building

From cultural heritage events and annual holiday gatherings to community outreach and creative exchanges, we are always connecting with each other and our surrounding communities. We participate in annual national drives supporting organizations like the American Heart Association and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, as well as sustainability awareness events that help bring attention to connections between people and the planet.

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