First Friday: Perkins Eastman
The global firm opens the doors of its New York office.
February 7, 2020
The League’s monthly First Friday events are informal social gatherings that allow members to visit the offices of leading design practices and see work on the boards.
Founded in 1981 in New York City, Perkins Eastman is a global architecture firm with over 1000 employees in 17 offices around the world. Ranging from education and healthcare to mixed-use and transit-oriented projects, the firm’s work focuses on enhancing human experience through the built environment.
Recent and ongoing projects include:
- Rutgers University Camden: School of Nursing and Science Building, a new school that responds to changing models in healthcare delivery, education, and science learning in downtown Camden, New Jersey.
- The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, a tower under construction in Manhattan comprised of a series of interlocking volumes that provide terraces and gardens overlooking the East River.
- Port Authority Bus Terminal PANYNJ Design + Deliverability Competition, a large-scale proposal to improve accessibility and accommodate increased usage of the bus facility in West Midtown Manhattan. Perkins Eastman led a consortium composed of Arup, Mikyoung Kim Design, Washington Square Partners, VJ Associates, and Conventional Wisdom.