Interior stair at Gensler's London office.
We Are a Powerful Catalyst for Positive Change
We Use Design to Create a Better World
At Gensler, the value of our work stems from its positive impact on the human experience. We are a dynamic and collaborative design firm uniting creativity, research, and innovation to solve complex problems for our clients. Our work challenges conventional ideas about architecture and the built environment. We aren’t just designing buildings — we are reimagining cities and places that make a difference in people’s lives. Founded in 1965, Gensler has built a team of 6,000 professionals who partner with clients in over 100 countries each year. Everything we do is guided by our mission: to create a better world through the power of design. We are capturing the firm’s ethos and unique culture in the 2023 One‑Firm Firm publication, our inaugural digital-first annual report.
Interior view of Gensler's Atlanta office
The Source of Our Strength Is Our People
By leveraging our diversity of ideas, our research and innovation, our shared values, and our One-Firm Firm culture, we are moving forward together into a new era defined by design. By empowering our people and working seamlessly as an interconnected firm, we’re able to make the greatest impact for our communities as we continue to tackle the world’s challenges.
We are a constellation of stars invigorated by our incredible diversity and global reach. Our team of 6,000+ talented design professionals, strategists, innovators, and leaders is driven by a shared purpose to improve how people experience the places we build.
A building with glass walls.
Our Research and Thought Leadership Spur Innovation
From exploring the future of the workplace to the evolution of cities, we’re investing in research and thought leadership to deliver data-driven insights and strategies to help our clients navigate a changing world.
A book with a picture of a city and a street.
Design for a Radically Changing World
Gensler’s Global Co-Chairs Andy Cohen and Diane Hoskins share their unique perspectives in a new book, “Design for a Radically Changing World.” The publication focuses on the impact of design on our everyday lives and offers innovative ways that design can help address pressing issues affecting our global cities and communities.
More than 700,000 employees have informed millions of key data points captured by the Gensler Research Institute.
The Gensler Research Institute is a network of researchers committed to developing a deeper understanding of the connection between design, business, and the human experience. Supported by a combination of research grants and external partnerships, we capture insights to identify how design can address issues of global wellness, climate change, and social equity as we build a more resilient future together.
Fast Company and Interior Design Awards
In 2024, Gensler was recognized as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, earning the #6 overall ranking and #1 in the Urban Development and Real Estate category. Interior Design magazine called the firm the #1 Architectural Firm in the world in 2024, and Architectural Record and Building Design+Construction acknowledged Gensler as the #1 Architecture Firm in the U.S.
Exterior view of The Lighthouse, South San Francisco, California
We Are Transforming the Built Environment for a Net Zero Future
We continue to sharpen our climate action focus with fresh research, new design capabilities, and updated priorities to meet our goal of achieving a net zero carbon portfolio by 2030. Through our Green Materials Initiative, we are also working to reshape the entire building materials supply chain to significantly reduce construction-related carbon emissions.
By 2030, Gensler will have saved 300m metric tons of CO2.
—Climate Action Through Design
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We Want to Be the Example for a More Diverse and Inclusive World
Gensler is committed to driving change across the design industry, our client relationships, and the cities where we live, work, and play. We are dedicated to leading this change by starting from within.
NOMA Project Pipeline, Chicago
Gensler Chicago volunteer mentors participated in Project Pipeline’s summer camp — presenting architecture and design career opportunities to students in underserved communities.
Photography: Kai Brown
Two years since we launched our Strategies to Fight Racism, we continue to evolve our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, taking on an ever more localized approach in each of our communities. From partnering with our clients in designing equitable spaces, to creating opportunities in our industry for diverse talent, we have made measurable progress on all fronts and continue to take action to create purposeful, inclusive, and resilient spaces for everyone.
A group of people in a room.
Community of Hope Family Health and Birth Center
Washington, D.C.
A mentor and mentee playing a game at Big Brothers Big Sisters Headquarters.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Headquarters
Community of Hope Family Health and Birth Center
Washington, D.C.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Headquarters
We’re Committed to Enriching Our Communities
As stewards of our local communities, we are keenly focused on how we can design impactful, meaningful projects that benefit the people who live in them. Across every Gensler office around the world, our people donate their time, skills, and passion to their communities through volunteer service and pro bono and low bono work. We believe that when we put people first, we make the world a better place.
Two Gensler Chicago employees at a workstation.
We Grow Our Firm by Growing Our People
Gensler’s entrepreneurial culture empowers people to pursue their passions, learn new skills, take on greater responsibility, and do the best work of their careers.
We Support the Education of Emerging Design Talent
Over the past year alone, our scholarship programs have awarded nearly $200,000 through the Brinkmann Scholarship, the Rising Black Designers Scholarship, and the Diversity in Design Bursary program.
A group of people in a room.
A group of people in a room.
We Support the Education of Emerging Design Talent
Over the past year alone, our scholarship programs have awarded nearly $200,000 through the Brinkmann Scholarship, the Rising Black Designers Scholarship, and the Diversity in Design Bursary program.
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