Envision Design, an award-winning design firm specialising in sustainability, recently announced that it is joining global multidisciplinary firm Perkins+Will. The 15-person practice will move in with Perkins+Will’s Washington DC office, managed by Stephen Manlove. Ken Wilson and Diana Horvat will join the company as Principals.
Envision’s experience spans multiple sectors, and is widely recognised for its exceptional work for associations and nonprofits, including Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Fund, Environmental Defense Fund, International Interior Design Association (IIDA), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and Recording Industry Association of America. Additionally, the Washington DC–based firm has completed high-profile projects for Al Gore and his investment firm Generation IM, Apple, CoStar Group, APCO Worldwide, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among others. The company has been published in a number of top-tier design publications and has received more than 90 regional and national awards, including Firm of the Year in 2009 by the National Capital Region Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.
“Envision is constantly setting the bar when it comes to sustainability and high-quality design, and is one of the industry front-runners,” said Manlove, Managing Director of Perkins+Will’s Washington DC office. “Their unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility and social well-being made them a natural fit to join Perkins+Will. Together we have the ability to design the most innovative spaces—that not only result in striking interiors, but more importantly, improve the lives of the people who inhabit them.”
This acquisition is part of Perkins+Will’s ongoing strategic development in talent, services, markets, and geographical presence, which enables the firm to bring more meaningful design to its clients while positively impacting society and the environment. The addition of Envision Design further strengthens Perkins+Will’s already well-established presence in corporate interior design. Envision is primarily known for its expertise in cutting-edge, green corporate interior projects; however, its portfolio also includes renovations, base buildings, master planning, graphics, and product design.