Green Muscle of Architecture
Eco-conscious awareness is gradually coming to nearly every aspect of our life and environmentalist are welcoming the signs of change. One of them is that sustainability becomes a synonym of common sense, changing the old ways of architecture. Among the forces that change green building market, the name of Perkins+Will firm is a loud statement of how advanced design-wise, the sustainable building can be.
Since 1935 the firm has created innovative, award-winning designs with a special focus on sustainability. Perkins+Will, the frequent leader of the green architecture ranks, has over 150+ LEED-certified projects under their belt.
Dockside Green development in Canada, for instance, was one of the pioneering projects to raise the standard of a green neighborhood with, wastewater treatment, biomass gasification plant, urban farm and other innovations in place.
The firm also champions green design in the Middle East, one of the most eco-burdened regions. Several projects earned LEED certification include campus buildings of PNU in Riyadh and King Saud bin Abdulaziz University as well as Specialty Children's Hospital.
Perkins+Will also left their mark in Shanghai bring the long-awaited Natural History Museum to life. The bioclimatic building that responds to the sun is a reference to nature in every detail: from the facades to the eco-friendly techniques, such as a use of geothermal energy, water recycling and green coatings.
We can only hope that architecture firms like Perkins+Will are a force that advances eco-conscious building to become the only acceptable standard throughout the industry one day.
自1935以来，该公司不断创新，屡获殊荣，有可持续发展的重点项目。Perkins+Will，“绿色建筑”行列的频繁的领导者，他们带领超过150个 LEED 认证项目。
Dorkside Green 在加拿大发展，例如，提高绿色社区，标准的创业项目污水处理、生物质气化装置之一，在地方城市农场和其他创新。
该公司在中东，这个生态负担最重之一的地方也努力进行环保设计。多个项目获得 LEED 认证，包括利雅得 PNU 校园建筑的和沙特国王本阿卜杜勒阿齐兹大学校园建筑以及专业儿童医院。
Perkins Will 也在上海留下了他们的标志，人们期待已久的自然历史博物馆。太阳能生物气候建筑每一个细节都以自然为参考：从外立面到环保技术，如利用地热能源，水的循环利用和绿色涂料。
我们只能希望 Perkins Will 这样的公司成为一种力量，推动环保建筑在某一天成为唯一的标准。