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Perkins Eastman

1216 Arch Street Suite 800 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2833

Phone: (215) 563-3900
Email: [email protected]
27 Apr 2022
Written by ToucanTech Support
United States of America
Andrew Rugge
Andrew Rugge


Perkins Eastman


Founded in 1961 as Bower & Fradley Architects, renamed Bower Lewis Thrower/Architects in 1979, and branded as BLT Architects in 1995, the firm merged with Perkins Eastman in 2022. At Perkins Eastman, our ethos is Human by Design, we believe design is a process for people, by people, Human by Design. Working closely with clients and collaborators, we identify mutual goals, build trusting relationships, and discover solutions for any scale.

A global design firm dedicated to the human experience, we are a network of more than 1,000 thinkers, dreamers, and doers spread across 18 practice areas and 24 interdisciplinary studios worldwide. While our practice is global, our work is local, and we create dynamic spaces where people can live, learn, work, play, and heal. We get to know the places where we design and the cultural and architectural contexts that make them special. Our designers combine analysis with ingenuity, leveraging their skills and technology to create practical, holistic environments.

Our Philadelphia studio specializes in mixed-use, multi-family, gaming + hospitality, and transit-based projects. Our skills create environments that satisfy the functional & financial, aesthetic & emotional, and immediate & strategic needs of our diverse client base. Our projects embody the complexities and nuances of the local context while creating a better future through the goals of a socially, economically, and technologically sustainable world.

Types of Work

  •  Education: 10% 
  • Hospitality: 25% 
  • Residential: 30% 
  • Work Place: 10% 
  • Commercial Mixed-Use: 20% 
  • Transportation: 5% 
  • Special Services: Design/Build, Sustainable Design, Virtual Reality 

Some of our notable recent and current projects include The Carson, The Ryland, Live! Casino & Hotel, and the Bourse. Our legacy projects include Canopy by Hilton at the Stephen Girard Building, the East Market Masterplan, Borgata & Water Club, and the Phoenix. To find out more about our work, please visit

The Philadelphia Business Journal Best Real Estate Deals of 2021 Winner for the Carson; AIA Pennsylvania EPiC Firm for 2016-2021; Preservation Alliance 2021 Grand Jury Achievement Award for the Bourse.

Eric M. Rahe AIA, LEED AP; Dave Smallets AIA, LEED AP; Kyle Kernozek AIA, LEED AP

Marketing & PR Contact: Hunter Kempton, [email protected]

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