Global architecture firm Perkins+Will recently partnered with DeKalb County Schools to win an international award in the 2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Best Re-locatable Classroom design.
The 2009 Open Architecture Challenge was hosted by Architecture for Humanity. This global initiative invited the architecture, design and engineering community to collaborate directly with students and teachers to rethink the classroom of the future. Classroom designers entering the competition were given a simple mandate: collaborate with real students in real schools in their community to develop real solutions.
Established in 1935, Perkins+Will is an integrated design firm serving clients from 23 offices around the world. The firm practices architecture, interiors, branded environments, planning + strategies and urban design for clients in the aviation + transit, corporate + commercial + civic, healthcare, higher education, K-12 education, and science + technology markets.
Perkins+Will routinely ranks among the world’s top design firms and has received hundreds of awards, including the prestigious American Institute of Architects’ “Firm of the Year Award.” With more LEED® Accredited Professionals than any firm in North America, Perkins+Will is recognized as the preeminent sustainable design firm in the country and recently rated the #1 Green Design firm in the country by Building Design + Construction Magazine. '
Perkins+Will was also the first multi-office company to commit to the 2030 Challenge, in which the firm has pledged that all of our projects be designed for carbon neutrality by the year 2030.