Design Update

Focused on a new or noteworthy project, the digital and large-format print versions of Design Update highlight a client’s business drivers and the innovative design, technical and managerial solutions Gensler provides.
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Research Catalogue, Volume 2

The second installment in Gensler’s Research Catalogue series features findings from 41 research teams across the globe, with implications for everything from the future of museums to how we build the cities of tomorrow.


Gensler Design Forecast 2016 - Portuguese


Dialogue 29

  • Retail & Social Media
  • Destinations: A World of Mixed Use
  • Travel Gets Hospitable
  • More Than a Game: The Fan Experience


Gensler Design Forecast 2016


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Research Catalogue, Volume 1

Gensler’s first Research Catalogue, published in 2014, highlights the work of 42 research teams on topics ranging from workplace performance to the student experience.


Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower tells the compelling story of the making of China’s tallest building. The book captures the emotion and spirit of a super-highrise that is transformative in nature. Its chapters deal with the concepts underlying the design, the journey of construction, key components of the tower, and its impact on a world city.

Iconic, Innovation, Shanghai, Super-highrise, Sustainable, Tall Buildings, Tower, Vertical Community 2015

Dialogue 28

  • Workplace Now
  • Research: Balancing Acts
  • In the Mix
  • Office Buildings & Headquarters


Dialogue 27

  • Education gets its game on
  • Museums: The directors’ cut
  • Aviation’s moment of delight
  • Healthcare: It’s all about you

Education, Museum, Aviation, Healthcare, Transformation, Community, Universities, Academic 2015

Gensler Design Forecast 2015


Art’s Principles

Art’s Principles reveals the blueprint behind one of the most successful professional services firms, giving career-minded individuals the tools they need to excel in business.

Art Gensler, Architect, Business, Entrepreneur, Innovator, Leadership, Professional Services Firms, Social Networking 2015

Design Update:
Shanghai Tower

Inspired by Shanghai’s tradition of parks and neighborhoods, China’s tallest mixed-use building will complete the world’s first super-highrise precinct and reshape the way we build and inhabit cities.

Iconic, Shanghai, Strategic, Super-highrise, Sustainable, Tower, Vertical Community, Vertical Urbanism 2015

2015 设计展望


Dialogue 26

  • North America: shades of difference
  • Latin America: raising expectations
  • Asia + Australia: updating tradition
  • Middle East + Europe: future positive

Entertainment, Retail, Hospitality, Mixed Use, Sports, Motorola Mobility HQ, Hackney House @SXSW, Hancock Center's Tilt 2014

Dialogue 25

  • Four world cities’ work styles
  • Transformative headquarters
  • Considering work’s future
  • CRE’s global perspective

Urban Work, Vertical Campus, Commercial Real Estate Roundtable, Smart Working, Work in the City, Workplace Survey, SFO T3 BAE, General Motors Renaissance Center Lighting 2014

Gensler Design Forecast 2014


Dialogue 24

  • Education Shifts the Frame
  • The Town Square Reimagined
  • Airports with a Human Touch
  • The Social Art of Staying Well

Revolution in Education, NYU MAGNET, Dwight-Englewood School, STEM, Community Wellness, Near Future Airports, Net Zero Data Centers, Town Square Reimagined 2013

Dialogue 23

  • The Mix: Reviving the Modern City
  • Retail: How to Engage Consumers
  • The Avenues: Shopping Redefined
  • Research: Brand Awareness Survey

Mixed Use, Urban Revitalization, Technology in Retail, Luxury and Authenticity, Redefining Shopping, Chase Bank, Net Zero, PNC Bank 2013

Gensler Design Forecast 2013


Design Update:
The Tower at PNC Plaza

To a real estate portfolio replete with green branch banks, offices and mixed-use towers, PNC Financial Services Group adds a headquarters that raises the bar for energy response and workplace performance.

Community, Energy, Innovative, Performance, Sustainable, Work 2012

Dialogue 22

  • Workplace Revolution 2.0
  • Startups and Post-Startups
  • Reinventing the Headquarters
  • Susan Cain and Sherry Turkle

Office Reinvention, Millennial Generation, Workplace Enablement, American Express, PNC Tower, Independent Work, Mobility, Design Research 2012

Design for Retail

An impressive roster of retail interiors for top brands that demand the highest level of design and an engaging customer experience.

The Avenues, Bank of America, General Motors, Microsoft, The North Face 2012

Design for Aviation

A comprehensive survey of modern, passenger-friendly airports – the key connector to cities and regions in an expanding global community.

Chennai International Airport, Denver International Airport, Incheon International Airport, Jackson Hole Airport, San Francisco International Airport 2012

Dialogue 21

  • Higher Education in Flux
  • A New Place for Culture
  • Designed for Wellness
  • Airports That Say “You First”

Technology in Teaching, Overseas Campuses, Duke University, Virtual Labs, Princeton University, Cultural Missions, Houston Ballet, Urban Open Space 2012

Design Update:
The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE

The first new downtown tower in 20 years marks L.A. LIVE as Southern California's premier setting for professional sports, headline entertainment and international conferences and conventions. Completing a decade-long effort by AEG, the project doubles L.A. LIVE’s size, adding a rich mix of urban living.

Downtown, Entertainment, Hotel, LEED®, Residential, Sustainable, Tower 2010

Design for Government

A rich resource on innovative design and best practices for buildings that boost performance for public agencies.

Department of Homeland Security, Government Communications Headquarters, Manchester Magistrates’ Courts, Moscone Convention Center, Smithsonian Institution 2010

Design for Education

A portfolio of design innovations and place-making solutions for a diverse range of education clients committed to excellent facilities.

Arizona State University, Duke Kunshan University, University of California, Berkeley, University of the Pacific, St. John’s University 2010

Design Update:
Creating CityCenter

Once a generation, Las Vegas reinvents itself. In 2005, master plan in hand, MGM MIRAGE asked Gensler to join it in making a “city within a city.” How our team helped create a new symbol of Las Vegas is a case study in design leadership.

Center, City, Executive Architect, LEED®, Sustainable, World-Class 2009