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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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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

The Set List: Trends and Insights for 2017 and Beyond

Editor’s note: this blog is the first in a series discussing trends and insights into the world around us. “The future is...

Lara Marrero and Owain Roberts 2016.11.22

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

Shared Services Finds a Home in Latin America

This post is part of a series of blog posts on Gensler’s 2016 Workplace Surveys. As globalization takes on new meaning...

Jessica Garcia 2016.11.17

Unlocking Innovation in the Government Workplace

Mecklenburg County Land Use Environmental Service Agency, Charlotte, NC, This post is part of a series of blog posts on...

Bob Peck 2016.11.15

Speak Easy: Hospitality in the Retail Environment

In today’s competitive shopping environment, retailers are taking cues from the Hospitality industry to bring consumers...

Florent Duperrin and Chloe Muir 2016.11.15

The Evolution of the Workplace in China’s Financial Services Sector

Flexibility and transparency characterize the new office of Real Power Capital at the Evergo Tower in Shanghai. Editor's...

Flora Li 2016.11.14

Tech Trends of 2016: Well-Being as an Investment

Editor’s note: this blog is part of a series on 2016 tech trends. Employee well-being is a wise investment in a company’s...

Bert deViterbo and Kristin Quiroz Bayona 2016.11.10

How Financial Services Can Recruit the Hottest Tech Talent

Tech talent require a workplace that's transparent, open and collaborative. Confidential Financial Firm, Editor's Note...

Cathy Bregenzer 2016.11.10

Media’s Adaptive Shift: Converged Environments

Although the term newsroom is still embraced by the media industry, it’s slowly being replaced by the converged...

Sumita Arora 2016.11.09

Tech Trends of 2016: Leaving a Local Fingerprint

Editor’s note: this blog is part of a series on 2016 tech trends. Tech companies are making a conscious effort to create...

Natalie Engels and Kristin Quiroz Bayona 2016.11.08

Taking Cues from Nature: How Biomimicry Can Drive ROI for Hoteliers

Costa Rica Convention Center. . Today’s travelers expect a different standard of luxury that caters not only to their...

Lorraine Francis 2016.11.04

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

Retail’s New Normal: Lessons from the International Retail Design Conference

A ping-pong table might seem like a curious addition to a shop that sells handbags, luggage and women’s accessories. But...

Sharon Lessard 2016.10.26

The “Secret Sauce” of Restaurants: 10 Ingredients for Success

Atto Primo, Shanghai. . What makes the dining experience truly memorable? What creates the spark when you walk through...

Lisa Pope-Westerman 2016.10.15

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

Outdoor Retailers Get Hands-On: Trends and Tips for Engagement

Timbuk2 prototype. The outdoor retail industry is consistently on the forefront of creating truly engaging shopping...

Jill Nickels 2016.10.10

More Than a Transaction: Reaching Consumers Through Meaningful Experiences

Cadillac House. Photo: Eric Laignel. The need for speed? I get it. We’re so busy with today’s pace of modern life that we...

Barry Bourbon 2016.09.30

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

Incubating Entrepreneurs at UC San Diego’s Basement

#tbt to The Basement circa 2014 (above). We hope you like what we've done with the place. #UCSDBasement #startups...

Tom Heffernan 2016.09.20

Honoring Television’s Legacy, and Looking to Its Future

The Television Academy’s Saban Media Center. . This weekend, television honors the best in U.S. primetime programming in...

Lee Pasteris 2016.09.15

Preparing Students for 21st Century Jobs

Students at work in the new Applied Science Center at Ventura College. The labor market continues to demand a more...

David Herjeczki and Deborah Shepley 2016.09.15

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

The New Era of Food Halls

City Point Brooklyn - Food Hall Study images. In 2010, an unused basement space at the Plaza Hotel in New York City was...

Toshi Kasai 2016.08.26

The New Automotive Model

Citroën C42 showroom, Paris. On a recent visit to Paris, while strolling down the Champs-Élysées checking out the latest...

Mark Brungo 2016.08.23

Lo-Fi Museum Moments in a Digital World

Traffic Museum © Alexia Uriarte, courtesy of Gensler. Museums are increasingly embracing digital technology to create...

Editorial Team 2016.08.22

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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