From the very start, Perkins Eastman exhibited an openness and eagerness to learn about our school and its story. Although it was not the first building project originating from the master plan, their collaborative and inclusive approach balanced responsiveness to the Elementary School [Phase I] building design, with a new and fresh outlook on meeting the Middle School's specific needs. Attention to detail was not spared including accommodation for mission-supporting programs such as the Middle School's Egyptian tortoise farm and outdoor classroom which found a permanent home in the design created by Perkins Eastman.
- Michael D. PopinchalkAssociate Director, NEASC; Former Middle School Principal,Cairo American College
- Tom CaseyChief Executive OfficerTronox Incorporated
- Valerie HepburnPresidentCollege of Coastal Georgia
- Barrett StephensCOO and Managing DirectorRSR Partners
- Kim RyanVice PresidentPepperidge Farm, Inc.
- Len FishmanPresident and CEO (former)Hebrew SeniorLife
- Kevin J. GerberPresident and CEOEpiscopal Senior Communities
- Morris J. Vogel PhDPresidentLower East Side Tenement Museum
- Mike CarnegliaAssociate Director Engineering/Site ServicesBoehringer Ingelheim
- Tim TompkinsPresidentTimes Square Alliance
- Gardner DunnanAcademies DeanAvenues: The World School
- Kathleen AndersonPresident and CEOGoodwin House Foundation
- Larry CarlsonPresident and CEOUnited Methodist Homes of New Jersey
Michael D. PopinchalkAssociate Director, NEASC; Former Middle School Principal,, Cairo American College
Tom CaseyChief Executive Officer, Tronox Incorporated
When it came to the selection of the design team for our new corporate headquarters we had to act fast and had some specific – but unformed – ideas about how we wanted it to look and function. Perkins Eastman’s proposed team, creativity, and track record for delivering complex projects on schedule made the choice easy. They were able to quickly get a clear idea of our business and aesthetic objectives and translate that into an exciting design solution. We love our new space.
Valerie HepburnPresident, College of Coastal Georgia
In transitioning from a 2-year to a 4-year institution, the College of Coastal Georgia utilized the extensive experience of Perkins Eastman in the creation of our Strategic Master Plan and again as our design Architect for the college’s Campus Center . The Campus Center is the hub of activities at the college and houses our Mariners Galley (cafeteria), Lighthouse (bookstore), Stembler Theatre (multi-purpose space), Student Government Association Suite, Admissions & Orientation Office Suite, Student Lounge/Study spaces and our Health Center. Perkins Eastman, led by Aaron Schwarz, immediately established a collaborative working arrangement with the college that remains today. The Campus Center project, designed by Brad Crotts, included our first cafeteria and therefore, a mandate to complete construction prior to the start of the fall semester. The Perkins Eastman team worked hand-in-hand with the construction contractor (Ajax Building Corporation) and college staff to fast-track design and then to facilitate design issues throughout the building process, resulting in a facility that was constructed on time and within budget. We are proud to include Perkins Eastman as a true College of Coastal Georgia partner.
Barrett StephensCOO and Managing Director, RSR Partners
When it came to the selection of the design team for our new office, we were looking for a group that could translate what makes us unique into a workplace design that would improve productivity and happiness in the office, while showcasing some of our personality. We had some ideas about how we wanted it to look and function, but we needed to think more creatively about what has and could be done. When we were looking to hire an architect, we were looking for a team player that could provide creativity and practicality and who could help guide us through the design and construction process. Perkins Eastman’s experience with unique office properties made them the best choice. We could not be happier with our new space.
Kim RyanVice President, Pepperidge Farm, Inc.
Pepperidge Farm, a subsidiary of the Campbell Soup Company, has been headquartered in Norwalk since 1947. Over time, as the business expanded, additions were made to the original site. Our challenge was to create a unified 126,000 sf work environment that reflected the company’s future direction and importantly, our commitment to innovation and collaboration. It also needed to draw together our commercial operations, research and development teams and a state of the art production facility.
Perkins Eastman worked in step with us to transform our existing space into an invigorating and inspiring work environment. They invested time to understand how our people worked and what workplace design was essential to realize our vision. They also partnered with our employees, listened to our ideas and challenged us to think about our space and work practices in new and inspiring ways.
Our refurbished offices have had a huge impact on the way we work. Communal meeting spaces buzz with discussion, meeting rooms draw teams together and the vibrant design reflects our passion for some of America’s best loved brands.
Len FishmanPresident and CEO (former), Hebrew SeniorLife
When conceiving of NewBridge on the Charles, our overall design goal was to craft a contemporary and elegant environment that would also be warm and comfortable. As confirmed by our visits to other sites, it is one thing to construct a beautiful space, but quite another to create a living, breathing environment with both intimate private spaces and vibrant community spaces. Perkins Eastman listened carefully to us and brilliantly transformed our vision to reality through architecture that is both dramatic and intimate, allowing our public spaces to be lively gathering points for multiple generations while respecting the intimate home environment of our residents.
Kevin J. GerberPresident and CEO, Episcopal Senior Communities
With several older communities to reinvent, Perkins Eastman worked with all constituents to create a path to change. They have the unique ability to generate original ideas that combine the market, consumer trends and financial perspectives in the decision making process. They helped us to create planning strategies by looking at both the programmatic and financial sustainability of any changes we hoped to implement. Perkins Eastman staff listened well, challenged us to see new opportunities, and presented ideas clearly.
Morris J. Vogel PhDPresident, Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Perkins Eastman developed a visitor and education center across three floors of three still inhabited 125-year-old tenements. The project respected the Museum’s commitment to preserving its iconic neighborhood even as it allowed the Museum to welcome 250,000 visitors annually. Perkins Eastman’s team brought considerable resourcefulness and vision to the project, helping us imagine how it could meet the Museum’s growing and evolving needs. The project required Perkins Eastman to take on the particular challenges of adapting deteriorated structures originally constructed to house the poor. The result is a visually arresting, strikingly modern, and warmly welcoming gateway to a National Historic Landmark that takes advantage of its location on a highly trafficked intersection.
Mike CarnegliaAssociate Director Engineering/Site Services, Boehringer Ingelheim
Boehringer Ingelheim has completed a number of projects with Perkins Eastman Architects over the past nine years. Recently we have partnered with them on multiple phases of our “Workplace of the Future” project. This project aims to create a new and exciting work environment which will help us attract and retain the best and brightest employees, increase collaboration, and appeal to the multiple generations in the workplace. Perkins Eastman has been responsive and came up with innovative designs that have led to significant efficiencies in our real estate. They have created light, bright, invigorating, and effective workspaces, bringing a new energy to a previously static environment. We feel that we were able to achieve a very high level of success due to the professionalism, timeliness, and completeness of the architectural services provided by Perkins Eastman.
Tim TompkinsPresident, Times Square Alliance
Perkins Eastman was the lead architect on the renovation of Father Duffy Square, which included the construction of the award winning and now iconic red glass staircase. This was a complex project on many levels - there were many client partners on the project, both public and private, and the design was the result of an open competition with a beautiful winning entry that had few technical specifications. Perkins Eastman did an outstanding job of translating what was essentially an intriguing concept into a truly extraordinary, highly innovative design. This was a challenging project on many levels. Our Perkins Eastman team remained highly focused and responsive to the various clients, demonstrating creativity and professionalism throughout. It was a true pleasure to work with them and we are very proud of what we were able to achieve together.
Gardner DunnanAcademies Dean, Avenues: The World School
In launching a new school in Manhattan we had the challenge of renovating a 220,000 sf warehouse into a schoolhouse for children ages 3 to 18. Of course we had little time to complete the job, and such projects in Manhattan are always a challenge. Many observers predicted that we would never open as expected on September 10, 2012. They were wrong. The building was available for occupancy in early August, and the punch list items were trivial and not a deterrent to a successful first day.
As a new school, construction drawings had to be complete before we had any faculty to prepare the standard educational specifications to guide the planning. Nevertheless, because of the breadth and depth of the Perkins Eastman team the outcome is celebrated by all. I have had the privilege of playing a role in many school construction projects, and although other firms have been very good, Perkins Eastman is without a peer in the field.
Kathleen AndersonPresident and CEO, Goodwin House Foundation
Perkins Eastman used their ideas process to raise questions critical to our community’s future and gather input early on from many stakeholders – residents, operations staff, executive team, and board members. The process was creative, inspiring, idea-generating, clarifying, fun, and worthwhile. It resulted in consensus and clarity around competing priorities, and insured that a long and complicated process began with investment from key stakeholders. Perkins Eastman staff members communicated clearly and effectively, were highly responsive and professional, surfaced the hard questions and assisted us in finding the answers. They are a credible, competent partner committed to helping us find the right solution at this time for this organization.
Larry CarlsonPresident and CEO, United Methodist Homes of New Jersey
With ten communities of varying size and age, the United Methodist Homes of New Jersey wanted to undertake a planning effort, for their five full-service communities, which would create a framework for the future at each community. Perkins Eastman’s well prepared presentation gave our Board a comprehensive review of industry trends. It made our retreat attendees aware of social change; generational differences; demand for more privacy, choices, and connections to nature; and overall similarity to a home. They have worked collaboratively and listened carefully to the staff at each community to develop a plan that provides short term solutions, incremental improvements and long term vision. With so many exciting possibilities for transformation at United Methodist Homes of New Jersey, it is such a comfort to be in Perkins Eastman’s capable, caring hands. I am thankful for your unwavering professionalism and guidance.