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The Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine was designed Perkins Eastman / Rafael Viñoly Architects. Learn more:

Perkins Eastman
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 approval process.

Rafael Viñoly Architects PC
Founded in 1983, Rafael Viñoly 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
  • Kimmel 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
  • Jazz 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 their expectations.

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.


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