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Good Design is Socially Relevant: Fast Company Magazine names Perkins+Will as one of The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Architecture

For more than 75 years, Perkins+Will has been delivering high design, value, and experiences to clients.  Committed to the 1% Program of Public Architecture and social responsibility, the company is founded upon transforming lives in our commerce, our culture and our communities.  This level of design leadership helps Perkins+Will clients become leaders in their respective markets—truly paying it forward.

Aspiring to find greater meaning and never being satisfied with the status quo, five fundamental values govern all of the company’s practices:

  • Design
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration &
  • Social Purpose

A purpose-driven firm, there’s a commitment here to exemplary workplace practices and the support of a diverse culture of sustainable design.  Through applied research, internal education, public advocacy and outreach—clients have access to a wide range of sustainable advisory services.

Perkins+Will is a 2010 Design Award Recipient, for a large scale project on behalf of their client—a Fortune 500 technology company.

Inspired Much? This is a perfect example of a project which fuels the Design Is…Awards Program.   At Shaw Contract Group, we believe design is changing the world.  We see the architecture and design community as active developers and creative solvers, constantly designing, the way we work, play and organize our lives.  What’s your story?

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50 People That are Shaping the Future of Design

Fast Company has released its annual Design Issue featuring a list of the top 50 innovators currently shaping the future of design. The list spans the spectrum of design from fashion and architecture to graphic, product and interactive design. Some stand-out names include Ben Watson,  Herman Miller’s executive creative director, Kate Aronowitz, director of design for Facebook, Alan Dye, creative director at Apple, and Arthur Rubinfeld, chief creative officer for Starbucks. These people, along with 46 others, are designers, educators, and executives who aren’t afraid to push the envelope.

Read more about these 50 innovators here.

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The Power of Pinterest

We already know how Pinterest has affected the design world, but how has the site also taken over the cyber world? Fast Company breaks down the rapid rise of Pinterest and how it’s changed the way people shop, communicate and use the Internet.

Shaw Contract Group has embraced Pinterest as a way to share our collection inspiration with our customers and designers, promote our Design is…Award winners and show our color forecast (take part in our contest!). Check out Shaw Contract Group on Pinterest!

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