COPENHAGEN, Denmark —One of Scandinavia’s design firms, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, has joined global architecture firm Perkins+Will in a strategic partnership that extends Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s international reach and reinforces Perkins+Will’s commitment to sustainability and design excellence.
In addition to a shared vision and purpose, the two firms have symbiotic market strategies. Perkins+Will aims to diversify its global talent, expand its cultural and civic practice and reinforce the caliber of its design portfolio. At the same time, Schmidt Hammer Lassen aims to expand into new geographic markets, grow its client base and apply groundbreaking design research to practice.
Over the last eight decades, Perkins+Will’s landmark projects of beautiful, thoughtful design—like the transformative Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois; the Shanghai Natural History Museum in China and the Albion Library in Toronto, Canada—have characterized the essence of the firm. Similarly, Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s portfolio of award-winning architecture underscores the firm’s 32-year history of distinguished design. Examples of built work include Dokk1, the largest public library in Scandinavia; Malmö Live, a concert, congress and hotel complex in Sweden and Vendsyssel Theatre in Denmark, a music and theater hall that celebrates cultural exchange.