LEADING
THE INDUSTRY THROUGH CHANGE
Gensler Austin
We Use Design to Create a Better World
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 52 locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves as trusted advisors to 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Guided by determined optimism, we believe the power of design can spark positive change and create a future that promotes equity, resilience, and wellbeing for everyone.
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.
Gensler London
GENSLER VOICES
We are a constellation of stars invigorated by our incredible diversity and global reach. Our team of nearly 7,000 talented design professionals, strategists, innovators, and leaders is driven by a shared purpose to improve how people experience the places we build.
GLOBAL RECOGNITION
In 2022, Gensler was recognized as the #1 architecture firm in the world by Interior Design magazine and the #1 architecture firm in the U.S. by Architectural Record and Building Design+Construction. Last year, Fast Company recognized Gensler twice for being one of the most innovative companies and best workplaces in the world.
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.
225 Wyman, Waltham, Mass.
300m
By 2030, Gensler will have saved 300m metric tons of CO2.
—Climate Action Through Design 2021
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.
NVIDIA, Santa Clara, Calif.
LATEST RESEARCH REPORTS
700k
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.
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
GENSLER’S GLOBAL WORKFORCE
87
COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN
101
LANGUAGES SPOKEN
1000+
UNIVERSITIES ATTENDED
52
OFFICES
10
REGIONS
54.9%
FEMALE
.2%
NON-BINARY
44.9%
MALE
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
Minneapolis
Community of Hope Family Health and Birth Center
Washington, D.C.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Headquarters
Minneapolis
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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