Perkins+Will honored for urban planning

Global architecture, planning and design firm Perkins+Will received honors for its planning practice, including a Citation for Design Excellence earned by AIA New York Chapter Health Facilities Committee, which is co-led by Jason Harper, AIA of Perkins+Will. This comes on the heels of a national award from the American Planning Association (APA), the 2015 National Planning Excellence Award, given to Perkins+Will this year for “distinguished work that continues to influence the professional practice of planning.”

With the awards, Perkins+Will’s New York office continues to grow in urban design and large-scale projects. Working with city leaders, economic development groups, community groups, hospitals and businesses, Perkins+Will takes on design-driven projects that transform places, the citation noted. The work is led by Janice Barnes, Ph.D, LEED AP planning and strategies global leader for Perkins+Will.

The AIA New York award, the 2015 VP'd Citation for Design Excellence, recognizes the AIA New York Health Facilities Committee and cites Perkins+Will’s Jason Harper, AIA and Jonathan Miller, AIA, NCARB, of Atelier New York Architecture, for “consistently creating high-level programming that not only collaborates with other committees but spans professions.”

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Among the committee highlights are its pro bono work on the national Guidelines for the Design & Construction of Hospital & Outpatient Facilities, as well as collaborative work with the AIA New York Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee (DfRR) in the production of AIA New York’s Post Sandy Report, specifically the chapter on critical and commercial buildings. In addition, they worked with the DfRR on a series of events to increase knowledge of and efforts related to improving the resiliency of healthcare facilities in New York City and beyond.  A recent event with the DfRR and the New York Society for Health Planning underscored the efforts of New York-area hospitals’ response to the recent Ebola outbreak including creation of specialized patient units for isolation and treatment of the disease.

In addition, Perkins+Will was honored at the 2015 National Planning Awards luncheon in Seattle, and the firm’s work is included in the April issue of Planning magazine.                                  

Perkins+Will is an architecture and design firm established in 1935. The firm has 24 offices focuses on local, regional and global work in a variety of practice areas. 

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