About the Architects
The Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine was
designed Perkins Eastman / Rafael Viñoly Architects.
Since its founding in 1981, Perkins
Eastman has become a leading international architecture, urban design and
interior design firm offering programming, planning, design, strategic planning
and consulting, real estate and economic analyses, and program management services.
The firm has cultivated a diverse portfolio of projects for private- and public-sector
clients in many practice areas, including health care.
Perkins Eastman has extensive experience designing
and planning health care facilities. The firm's
services include Certificate of Need submissions,
master planning, new buildings and renovation.
Their portfolio includes major bed additions,
MRI installations, medical office suites, diagnostic
and treatment centers, inpatient settings and
many other areas.
Perkins Eastman's public and nonprofit projects
have dealt with complex planning, design, phasing,
construction issues and all aspects of the public
Viñoly Architects PC
in 1983, Rafael
Architects PC is a critically
acclaimed global practice that provides comprehensive
building design and master planning services
for virtually every project type. Ranging
widely in scale and complexity, the firm's
diversified portfolio includes such landmark
projects as the:
- Tokyo International Forum
Center for the Performing Arts
- David L.
Lawrence Convention Center
- Expansion of
the Cleveland Museum of Art
- Howard Hughes
Medical Institute Janelia Farm Research Campus
at Lincoln Center
- University of Chicago
Graduate School of Business
From the firm's headquarters in New York
and London and site offices throughout the United
States and abroad, the staff of more than 170
design professionals serves a broad international
clientele including cultural, academic and health
care institutions; government agencies; corporations,
private developers and individuals.
Recognized worldwide for its commitment to design
excellence, RVA further distinguishes itself
as a “thinking” firm, which continually
strives for elegant responses to program requirements. Design
intelligence is the hallmark of the firm's
work. After rigorous evaluation of the
specific conditions of a project, RVA proposes
a variety of design and technical alternatives
to the client. These innovations and refinements
to the clients' requirements usually result
in well-designed buildings that function beyond
At the core of the firm's philosophy is
the belief of the founding principal, Rafael
Viñoly, that architects should take responsibility
for preserving and enhancing the civic realm. By
transcending the passing fads of architectural
movements, accepting risks and aiming for what
is authentic, RVA contributes to this investment.