Successful buildings capture the spirit of their surroundings, even as they assert their own identity. They’re visually appealing, healthy, comfortable, flexible, secure and efficient, a pleasure to be in. And they pay their way, adding real value for their owners and users.
Gensler architecture reflects our knowledge of how people and organizations use and experience place and space. We work collaboratively with clients, communities and end users to create buildings that work well on every level, inside and out. We deliver them across our global markets with a consistently high standard of service.
Our designers, strategists, and programmers help transform a brand’s business, culture, and experience through the built environment by developing branded communications, spaces, and experiences that define, inspire, and engage consumers. Informed by behavioral research on how people use space, we identify design solutions uniquely tailored to client needs. Our integrated team brings diverse areas of expertise to deliver insights that drive rich experiences and a return on investment for brands.
Cities & Urban Design
Rapid urbanization, demographic change, and the maturing digital age continue to challenge the spatial distribution of people and resources across cities and the globe. Thoughtful urban design can connect nature, technology, and people. The places we design are rooted in local culture and act as a catalyst for socially sustainable urban transformation. Our urban designers and strategists are guided by the belief that sensitive planning can simultaneously serve people and spur growth.
Consulting & Real Estate Services
Research-driven visionary thinking helps drive performance within organizations while enhancing a competitive advantage. Gensler’s Research Institute and global team of design thinkers, consultants, and strategists partner with our clients to build trust with their stakeholders and make data-informed decisions about the intelligent design of environments and experiences. Our team captures critical insights to inform strategic design solutions with services including research, design strategy, process design, change management, space management, innovation consultancy, and analytics services.
Digital Experience Design
Gensler’s Digital Experience Design (DXD) practice connects the worlds of physical and digital design by delivering holistic strategies and integrated designs for the built environment.
Our work extends from immersive brand experiences to connected customer experiences and smart building design. Our innovative digital experience designers and strategists partner with clients and collaborate across Gensler’s global practice areas to envision and deliver engaging and connected environments.
Gensler designs interior spaces for living and working. Interior performance can be measured in human and organizational terms: higher productivity, greater creativity and innovation, increased patronage or sales. Hitting the mark means designing not just for visual impact, but also for health, comfort, flexibility and ease of use.
Our designers work collaboratively and strategically to deliver innovation, quality and sustainable performance. Our projects are international in scope and range from offices to stores, academic and civic buildings, convention centers, and entertainment and cultural venues.
We see sustainable design as a triple win: good for business, people and the planet. Since 1970, when we designed an energy-efficient “office of the future” for Pacific Gas & Electric, our design practice has considered how decisions made today affect our lives tomorrow. Today, Gensler is a global sustainability leader. Our credits include the first U.S. office building to use under-floor air distribution, and later the first retail rollout prototype, data center and car dealership to earn LEED® certifications. Recognizing these pioneering achievements, the U.S. Green Building Council presented us its Leadership Award for Organizational Excellence in 2005.