Global architecture, design and planning firm Perkins Eastman has joined forces with multi-discipline architecture and design practice MEIS.

Perkins Eastman has more than 1,000 employees and experience in working on projects in 60 countries across five continents. Its portfolio includes healthcare, senior living, large-scale mixed-use, higher education and hospitality projects, and this will expand to cover more professional and collegiate sports practices following its partnership with MEIS.

MEIS has designed stadiums and arenas in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founder Dan Meis led the design of venues such as Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles; T-Mobile Park, home of Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners; and the multi-purpose STAPLES Center (pictured) in Los Angeles.

MEIS is currently designing the Carol Kimmelman Athletic and Academic Campus near LA Community Tennis Center. MEIS was also involved in a new stadium for English Premier League football club Everton, although Meis confirmed in June 2020 that he was not “currently engaged” in the project amid reports that British firm Pattern would take up the role of technical architect.

On joining forces with Perkins Eastman, Meis said: “We’ve worked together in the past, we’ve had a relationship for years. From my perspective, it’s the ability to scale that excites me.

“We have been very successful at distinguishing our practice through creativity and direct personal involvement on all of our projects. We now have a much deeper bench with all of Perkins Eastman’s expertise. We feel a level of support and an unprecedented opportunity to grow the practice.”

Shawn Basler, co-chief executive and executive director of Perkins Eastman, added: “The MEIS brand itself is very important and we are proud to now have MEIS as a distinct studio of Perkins Eastman. We see this as a winning combination of resources, talent, and vision.”

Perkins Eastman has 20 studios worldwide, while MEIS has offices in Los Angeles and New York.

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