Perkins Eastman Architects, EE&K Buildings, American Practice, China, USA Design Studio

Perkins Eastman Architects

Contemporary US Architect Practice: Architecture firm Information + News

25 Jul 2017

Perkins Eastman News

Vaughan Davies joins Perkins Eastman as Principal

Vaughan Davies ISAA has joined international design and architecture firm Perkins Eastman as the firm’s newest Principal, based in its Los Angeles office. He brings more than 30 years of experience as an architect and urban designer, having developed dozens of successful plans for downtowns; urban waterfronts; retail, resort and entertainment districts; transit-oriented developments; and large scale mixed-use projects, all with an emphasis on walkability and sustainability.

Prior to his joining the firm, Davies served as Principal/Director of Urban Design with AECOM, and before that as Principal-in-Charge of EE&K Architects’ Los Angeles office. In joining the firm, Davies is also reuniting with a number of colleagues from EE&K, which merged with Perkins Eastman in 2011.

“We’re so pleased that Vaughan is returning to our ranks,” says Stanton Eckstut FAIA, Principal with Perkins Eastman. “He is a true visionary who gets the job done. But more importantly, Vaughan’s repertoire represents more than just great design; his designs add quantifiable value to the neighborhoods and waterfronts and cities in which he works, and of course to his clients’ interests as well. As architects we set out to create memorable addresses and deliver design solutions that improve people’s lives. In that regard, I consider Vaughan to be at the height of our profession.”

Having been based in Los Angeles for the last 20 years, many of Davies’ most notable projects have been instrumental in transforming the way the City approaches urban, waterfront, and in particular, what he calls “pedestrian-first” development; such precedent-setting efforts include Paseo Colorado in Pasadena, Gateway Intermodal Center at Union Station, Hollywood & Highland, and the Echo Park Lake Revitalization. Additionally, Davies developed the award-winning master plan for San Pedro for the Port of Los Angeles, he led the development for the Queensway Bay master plan and design for Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, and most recently he was engaged to help develop Los Angeles’ bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Vaughan Davies’ accomplishments also extend beyond his adopted city of Los Angeles, with international work that includes leading the Dublin Bay Vision Plan; the strategic planning for Tongzhou, a new sustainable waterfront city and future seat of the City of Beijing’s government; and the planning of new resort towns on Brazil’s Emerald Coast.

According to Perkins Eastman CEO and Chairman Bradford Perkins, “Vaughan Davies’ reputation precedes him. The places and public realms that Vaughan creates are always done so with the human experience in mind; he designs from a place of caring in that context and history is always taken into consideration. He wants his clients and stakeholders to take pride in the places they now call their own. We are incredibly happy to welcome Vaughan to our team and help us continue to grow our West Coast presence, especially with regard to our Large Scale work, waterfronts, transit-oriented projects and the like. Perkins Eastman is undoubtedly a stronger firm now with him aboard.”

EE&K a Perkins Eastman company – Recent Design

Jul 11, 2012
The Interchange in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Design: EE&K
The Interchange in Minneapolis design by Perkins Eastman Architects
picture Courtesy EE&K a Perkins Eastman company/Knutson Construction
The Interchange in Minneapolis
EE&K a Perkins Eastman company joined Knutson Construction and representatives of Hennepin County to announce the start of The Interchange in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood adjacent to Target Stadium. Led by architect Peter Cavaluzzi FAIA, the multidisciplinary team envisions a state-ofthe- art transit station with complementary mixed-used development and year-round activated public space.

Architects Offices Merger News

Perkins Eastman and Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects (EE&K) Announce Merger

Combined International Architecture Practice will Create Expanded Capabilities in Large-Scale Architectural Projects and Client Value.

New York, NY (November 2, 2010) Top international design and architecture firms Perkins Eastman and Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects (EE&K) are pleased to announce that they have agreed to merge their practices. The merger will significantly strengthen both practices and is a natural outgrowth of their respective histories and long mutual respect.

Perkins Eastman – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by Perkins Eastman, alphabetical:

Chongqing Library, Chongqing, China
Date built: 2007
540,000 sqft

Nanjing Center for Chinese & American Studies, Nanjing, China
Date built: 2007
10 storeys
Located at Nanjing University

Shanghai World Expo 2010 Public Events Center, Shanghai, China
Date built: 2007
Perkins Eastman
Design competition entry
1.5m sqft

Simons Center for Geometry & Physics, State University of New York, New Paltz
Date: 2009-
Simons Center for Geometry & Physics

Tianjin Binhai New Area Masterplan, Tianjin, China
Date built: 2007
343 acre site

TKTS Booth, Father Duffy Square (at 47th Street), New York, USA
Date built: –
TKTS Booth
photo © 2009 The Australian Institute of Architects
TKTS Booth and the Redevelopment of Father Duffy Square
Discount outlet for sameday tickets with amphitheatre facing Times Square
For The Theatre Develoment Fund

More buildings by this USA architects office online soon

Location: New York, USA

PE Architects Practice Information

Architect office locations in New York, Arlington, Charlotte, Chicago, Dubai (UAE), Oakland, Pittsburgh, Shanghai, Stamford, Toronto

American Architects

Bradford Perkins and Mary-Jean Eastman met at Llewelyn-Davies International, where Perkins served as the Managing Partner of the New York, Toronto, and Caracas offices. Both moved to Perkins + Will, where Bradford Perkins became the Managing Partner of the Eastern offices, and Eastman ran the major design studios.

In 1981, Perkins and Eastman left Perkins + Will and founded Attia & Perkins. In 1984, Attia & Perkins was reorganized as Perkins Eastman. Key areas of work by this architecture practice include: housing, higher education, hospitality, primary and secondary education, public, office and mixed-use, corporate interiors, research, religious and cultural facilities, and urban design.

Attia & Perkins has expanded into other practice areas by acquiring smaller architecture firms. In 1999, the firm was merged with Susan Black Architects to create Perkins Eastman Black, the Toronto-based office of the firm.

PE’s Charlotte, North Carolina, office combined with Healthcare Interiors, Inc. (HCI) in September 2004. In August 2005, Akol Architects of Oakland, California, merged its practice with the architecture practice. That same year, the architecture firm also acquired the creative staff at Larsen Shein Ginsberg Snyder LLP (LSGS) of New York City.

Today the US architecture firm is one of the largest New York-based design firms per Crain’s New York Business, one of the largest architectural firms in the United States, among the 25 largest architecture firms in the world according to BD World Architecture 100.

American Architecture

Chinese Architecture

World Architects

Shanghai Buildings

Architecture Studios

Architecture Walking Tours by e-architect

Comments / photos for the Perkins Eastman Architects page welcome