AWARD-WINNING PROJECTS. AWARD-WINNING PRODUCT.
Each year, Architectural Record editors will hand pick unique projects for their annual “Good Design Is Good Business Awards”. These projects show case innovative architectural solutions that facilitate growth and success in modern businesses. This year that award was given to Perkins+Will for their fresh, renovated studios in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Seattle.
The four offices were designed with professional trends in mind. Modern architectural offices are looking to maximize workspace often trading offices for flexible environments; shifting from formal department meetings to more frequent, smaller, collaborations. “The new studios showcase best practices in workplace planning and design, enabling visiting clients to experience the potential of their own spaces,” says Rachel Casanova, co-leader of Perkins+Will’s Planning and Strategies practice. “Our design features elements we frequently propose, and it provides great opportunities for clients to see concepts in action.”
In pursuit of the open concept, the PK-30 glass wall system was installed at the entrance of their 16,000 sq. ft. office located in New York’s Union Square neighborhood which functions as the center of the firm’s innovative strategic workplace planning practice. PK-30, known for its industrial elegance, enabled the entry wall to fit seamlessly into the renovation creating a modern, open feel which embodies the contemporary office environment. The glass is a custom design by Perkins+Will featuring frosted expanses, mirrored shapes and matte black frames. The large sliding entry door frees up the back wall of the lobby allowing space for a Perkins+Will logo.
“As the workplace becomes more open and flexible, we are continually researching systems and products that will support and enhance transparency and multipurpose environments.”
~ Joan Blumenfeld, Global Design Director
As design trends evolve, it is essential to find unique products that complement that evolution. Global Design Director and lead design principal on the project Joan Blumenfeld explains, “As the workplace becomes more open and flexible, we are continually researching systems and products that will support and enhance transparency and multipurpose environments.” Award-winning design takes award-winning products. The PK-30 glass wall system is the perfect addition to the modern workplace design.