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GenslerOnWork examines the modern workplace and how design can help us become more engaged and productive as we earn our living.
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Seven Ways Icons on Floor Plans Can Add Value to Your Organization

. When it comes to space and occupancy management, an accurate floor plan can do more than just represent the physical...

Christi Van Maanen 2017.01.19

The Surprising Truth About Choice

This post is part of a series of blog posts on Gensler’s 2016 Workplace Surveys. Discovering the unexpected is typically...

Janet Pogue McLaurin 2017.01.17

Outliers, Tipping Points and Design Research

. Design is different today because the world is changing faster than ever, making design research the key to delivering...

Diane Hoskins 2017.01.17

The Set List: Casual Luxury

© Vêtements Fashion Week Paris automne-hiver 2016-2017 We are at the dawn of a new age of luxury, where extravagance and...

Kseniya Sharin 2017.01.12

The Set List: How Will Brands Use the Internet of Things to Help Customers Engage with Products and Services?

Mobile, and increasingly, wearable devices are the primary interfaces through which we connect to everything. Social...

Owain Roberts 2017.01.10

Behind the Scenes: Kirby Hocutt on the NCAA Football Playoffs

Over the last 18 months, Gensler | SPORTS has had the privilege of working with Kirby Hocutt, Texas Tech University...

GenslerOn 2017.01.08

Visual Merchandising: The Silent Salesperson

8Seconds, Shanghai, China. . Editor's Note: This post is part of a series on retail and the customer experience. When I...

Sharon Lessard 2017.01.06

The Set List: Be You

Editor’s note: this blog is the eighth in a series discussing trends and insights into the world around us. “People are...

Chloe Muir 2017.01.03

Want to Attract Top Talent? Focus on the Employee Experience

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series on the state of the financial services industry. The function and purpose of...

Christopher Goggin 2017.01.02

Top Retail Trends of Interest 2016

Cadillac House. Photo: Eric Laignel. If 2016 taught us anything, it was that change is inevitable. As we kick off a new...

Barry Bourbon 2017.01.02

In Search of Better Data to Optimize Tall Buildings

One Museum Place, Shanghai. . Extraordinary technological advances have taken tall buildings to new heights, quite...

Russell Gilchrist 2016.12.22

The Set List: Fluidity

Editor’s note: this blog is the seventh in a series discussing trends and insights into the world around us. People’s...

Kseniya Sharin 2016.12.22

The Set List: The AI Retail Revolution

Editor’s note: this blog is the sixth in a series discussing trends and insights into the world around us. IBM CEO Ginny...

Nadia Belvedere 2016.12.21

Neuroscience in Architecture

Looking to Neuroscience for Design's New Solutions With an ever-growing amount of data from various sources of research...

Stephanie Park 2016.12.20

The Set List: Brand Nostalgia

Editor’s note: this blog is the fifth in a series discussing trends and insights into the world around us. Think back to...

Tony Wilks 2016.12.19

The Wonder Years: Creating a Middle School Launching Pad

. In the 1980’s, the television series, “The Wonder Years” chronicled the trials and tribulations of adolescence through...

Mark Thaler 2016.12.16

The Set List: Something Borrowed...

Editor’s note: this blog is the fourth in a series discussing trends and insights into the world around us. I recently...

Shuma Talbot 2016.12.16

Learning Ecologies: Can the City Be Our Classroom?

Johns Hopkins Fast Forward Innovation Hub encourages “tinkering” to accelerate commercialization of ideas. (Alan Karchmer...

Lindsey Feola 2016.12.15

A Federal Workplace with Heart and Soul

This post is part of a series of blog posts on Gensler’s 2016 Workplace Surveys. The wave of Modernist and Brutalist...

Jill Goebel 2016.12.08

Financial Services Firms: Think "Glocal"

Confidential Technology Client San Francisco, Calif., Editor's Note: This post is part of a series on the state of the...

Anne Bretana 2016.12.08

Gensler & Trimble: Augmented Reality Enters the Design Process

We’re always looking at the horizon. We need to know what’s coming. We need to understand change as it approaches. It’s...

Alan Robles 2016.12.02

Discovering the Power of Words

Just as words have the power to convey a message, the design of a given space does, too. This post is part of a series of...

Christopher Crawford 2016.12.02

The Importance of ‘Place’ in the Workplace: An Evolution

CBRE Masonic Temple in Glendale, California. /Ryan Gobuty. This post is part of a series of blog posts on Gensler’s 2016...

Kevin Rosenstein 2016.11.23

ZIP Code Health and Design: Why Community Provided Health Care Matters

Your zip code is a big prediction of your overall health. Community provided health care like Chicago’s Cook County...

Tama Duffy Day, Scott Hurst and Bonny Slater 2016.11.18

Making the Case for Medical Travel

Medical travel is a growing trend, as increasingly, more people are traveling to seek care. Anyone who’s ever traveled...

Carolinn Kuebler 2016.11.01

CTBUH 2016 Conference: Vertical Urbanization

With 42 million inhabitants, set to grow to 120 million by 2050, China’s Pearl River Delta is experiencing unprecedented...

Editorial Team 2016.10.28

Where Data Centers Meet Design

“How do you get excited about designing a space that’s for machines and not for people?” I’ll never forget being asked...

Martin Gollwitzer 2016.10.11

Gensler at SXSW Eco 2016: Transforming Public Place

Our world is rapidly urbanizing and our relationship with the city is being redefined. To address this, we must bring a...

Brian Glodney 2016.10.11

2016 Design Forecast LIVE: The Future of Experience

Experience—the sum of our interactions with the world around us—is increasingly the focus of design. As Gensler’s Tom Ito...

Editorial Team 2016.09.28

Five Keys to Developing Strong Interactive Learning Environments

Columbia College, Modern campus life is evolving to align with a rapidly changing workplace. Dorms are no longer bunkbeds...

David Broz 2016.09.20

Beyond Business School: How Innovation Is Filling the Education/Workplace Divide

The Value of Entrepreneurialism In recent years workforce needs have shifted to value entrepreneurial skills, with...

David Broz and Maja Nesdale 2016.09.20

2016 Design Forecast LIVE: The Future of Work

Etsy’s Brooklyn Headquarters, “Innovation is the core of work, and people drive innovation,” Gensler Co-CEO Diane Hoskins...

Editorial Team 2016.09.02

2016 Design Forecast LIVE: The Future of Cities

The city is the main arena of future change, Andy Cohen told participants in Design Forecast LIVE event on June 25th. The...

Editorial Team 2016.08.17

2016 Design Forecast LIVE: Co-Creating the Future

Gensler is focused on solving the key issues facing our clients today and tomorrow. And that’s why we sponsored...

Editorial Team 2016.07.01

Suburbia 2.0: Embracing the Uburb.

Data has a way of ruthlessly illuminating reality. Take the most recent Census Bureau numbers, which shed light on...

Brenden Jackson 2016.05.18

Instability Spurs an Industry Shift

A quick glance at humankind’s rich canon of fevered doomsday scenarios reveals tremendous insights about the time in...

Brenden Jackson 2016.03.30

Mastering the "Language" of Digital Natives to Design Future Work Space

I recently took my 8-year-old daughter to a project tour and watched her touch a wallcovering to see if it would change...

Natalie Engels 2016.03.23

World Affairs, Designing for Community: The Physics of Balance

liquidcrash. One of the world’s largest slums (located in Mumbai and the basis for the movie, “Slumdog Millionaire”) is...

Bill Hooper 2016.03.03

Design Forecast: The Smarter Workplace

Schuchart Construction, Seattle, Washington Grande or tall? Window or aisle? For here or to-go? In our personal lives, we...

Janet Pogue McLaurin 2016.02.16

Towards an Appropriate Local Response: Learning from our Global Clients

The Legacy West development in Plano, Texas. Before joining Gensler I worked for a number of years almost exclusively for...

Julien Meyrat, AIA, LEED AP 2016.02.12

Design Forecast: Tomorrow's Vibrant Communities

By definition, cities encompass an encyclopedic collection of all aspects of our daily life. In order for a city to...

Maddy Burke-Vigeland AIA and Bill Hooper AIA 2016.02.04

Design Forecast: Like, Share, Repeat and the Power of Experiences

Experiences lie at the heart of leisure. They attract customers, enhance brands and leave people wanting more. And as we...

Irwin Miller 2016.02.01

Communities with Heart: Celebrating Fifty Years of Design with Fifty Acts of Kindness

Mikaela Couch © Gensler Last year, Gensler surpassed $1 billion in revenue. We now employ over 5,000 people across 46...

J.D. Busch 2016.01.01

Delivering Creativity on a Global Scale

Design innovation. Global talent and knowledge. Helping our clients achieve their goals and being their trusted advisors...

Andy Cohen 2015.12.16

Architecture's New Realities in a Virtual World

The Virtual Reality revolution we were promised in the early 1990s is happening now. If you're old enough to remember...

Noah Rollins and Higor Arruda 2015.12.14

Towards More Resilient Buildings

More resilient buildings are critical to ensuring the safety of our urban infrastructure. Rendering © Gensler In the...

Matt Severance 2015.12.01

The Future of Work

Anniversary milestones are often an ideal time to reflect on where we’ve been and to position ourselves for the future...

Janet Pogue McLaurin 2015.11.30

High Expectations

Adjustable height desks are growing more and more common. I started using one over a year ago on account of hip/hamstring...

Amie Keener 2015.11.20

More Inclusive Design

Architects and designers have a responsibility to ensure their designs are as inclusive and accommodating as possible...

Amy Pothier 2015.11.19

Microbrands: Think Small

Over the past 50 years, the practice of branding has undergone profound changes. From a contemporary vantage point, it’s...

Beth Novitsky 2015.11.18

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