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Social Purpose

For more than 75 years, Perkins+Will has been dedicated to the philosophy that design has the power to transform and enhance the mission and business of our clients and improve society overall. In every project, we strive for a comprehensive understanding of our clients' mission, vision, needs and context in order to transform their culture and environment. We are deeply rooted in our mission of creating ideas + buildings that honor the broader goals of society.

Since 2007, Perkins+Will has more explicitly committed our resources to serve society through an extensive pro bono program. Through our public interest work, we seek to address basic human needs - food, shelter, health, education and empowerment. Since our initial experience working hands-on in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina, our Social Responsibility Initiative has expanded our pledge to Public Architecture to commit 1% of our billable resources to support pro bono initiatives.

Every year, Perkins+Will contributes the equivalent of a 15-person firm working full-time to provide pro bono services to organizations in our communities who would otherwise not have such access. We have empowered all of our offices to engage in their communities on a local level. With a global perspective supported by local engagement, social responsibility is a core value of our firm and integral to everything we do.