‘Perkins and Will is a market-leader globally, yet its London team has the energy and passion of a start-up – and I’m really looking forward to getting involved with some fantastic projects and in bringing some of my own experience to the table,’ said Adam.
‘Clearly, many firms will be reassessing their workplace strategies. But as anyone who has been locked down with children may concur, the death of the office has been hideously overplayed – this is a time of rebirth and for developing real estate strategies that allow people to do their best work wherever they may be. The battle for talent will increasingly be fought around offering something different, better and more sustainable than competitors provide, and this will mean blending hospitality, technology and designs that genuinely encourage collaboration and creativity – whether for financial institutions, media firms or tech start-ups.’
Major architecture and masterplanning projects such as Oxford Science Park have established the UK team’s presence in the science and tech community. While interior design work for clients like the Premier League, Financial Times, Shure, Warner Media and Economist Group, alongside top tech firms, has increased the prominence of the British business.
Earlier this year, Perkins and Will helped launched the Radical Regeneration Manifesto, alongside Bidwells, Bruntwood and Legal & General – a policy report looking to speed up development across the Oxford Cambridge Arc. The report called for an Olympics-style development corporation to help super-charge planning decisions for crucial labs and office spaces.
Speaking to Mix, Adam discussed his new role.