Moving, Into the Future: Perkins+Will Boston Opens Offices at 225 Franklin Street
BOSTON, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Leading global interdisciplinary design firm, Perkins+Will Boston has moved to bright and dynamic new offices 11 floors above Post Office Square in Boston’s Financial District.
The move is the culmination of the firm’s transformation over the past year, beginning with the arrival of Managing Director, Robert Brown, AIA, LEED AP. In a few short months, Brown crafted a vision to expand services, diversify markets, and widen the firm’s geographic reach, all while providing meaningful design and stellar service to clients.
To drive design innovation and excellence, Brown enlisted Brian Healy, AIA as Design Director. Having garnered 47 national and regional design awards with his eponymous firm, Healy’s design pedigree now augments and enhances Perkins+Will Boston’s deep expertise in corporate, higher education, life science, and healthcare. Brown also orchestrated the acquisition of Signer Harris Architects, a regional leader in life sciences known for its award-winning designs for Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute, Genzyme, Biogen, and Millennium Pharmaceuticals. The combined strengths of Perkins+Will Boston’s science practice and Signer Harris Architects’ niche expertise position the firm to develop leading edge laboratories that help our scientific partners solve problems critical to society.
In scouring the city for a new office to accommodate the firm’s expanded ranks, Perkins+Will Boston imagined an environment that would energize the designers, encourage experimentation, and stimulate novel ideas. To facilitate collaboration and connection, the new offices are organized as an expansive studio of open work areas. Borrowing a concept from their technology clients, scrum stations–on-demand collaboration areas–line interior walls. Equipped with counter-height worktables, stools and pin-up space, they support real-time problem solving, showcase projects in-design, and promote cross-disciplinary knowledge sharing.
“The move to 225 Franklin Street signals a new era for Perkins+Will Boston,” noted Brown. “The infusion of new talent combined with the capabilities of our veteran designers and an office that supports the collaborative process position the firm to design environments and buildings that delight users, deliver value to clients, enhance communities, and express our on-going commitment to social and environmental sustainability.”
Established in 1935, Perkins+Will is an international interdisciplinary architecture and design firm founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance society. With a staff of 1,500 in 24 locations worldwide, the firm has deep expertise in diverse project types and grounds its work in research. Perkins+Will ranks among the world’s top design firms and has received hundreds of awards. Social responsibility is a core value driving the practice, and every year Perkins+Will donates one percent of its services to non-profit organizations. With pioneering tools to advance sustainable design practices, the largest green building portfolio in North America, more than 1,000 LEED® Accredited Professionals, and a commitment to the 2030 Challenge, Perkins+Will is one of the industry’s preeminent sustainable design firms. For more information, visit: www.perkinswill.com.