Gensler Voices: Dijana Dejanovic on the Importance of Inclusivity in Strengthening Design
This Q&A is part of a series of interviews with Gensler architects, designers, and others in the firm about their career journey, and the impact that design and architecture can have on our communities and the human experience. Here, we sit down with Dijana Dejanovic, Gensler London:
What are you most excited for when it comes to the future of architecture and design?
One of the most exciting aspects of the future of architecture and design is the increasing focus on the impact the built environment has on climate change. Architects and designers are continually coming up with innovative ways to design buildings that minimize the impact on the environment.
Additionally, the importance of designing spaces that prioritize health and well-being, social interaction, access to fresh air and selection of natural materials will also be at the forefront. The growing use of new technologies is also very exciting as it provides designers with different tools to create innovative solutions, immersive experiences and present designs in more interactive ways.
How do diverse backgrounds and experiences make Gensler a better design firm?
Diversity in background and experience is a significant asset for a firm like Gensler. When a firm and its design teams consist of individuals with different cultural and professional backgrounds, it can lead to a more innovative work environment. Team members from different backgrounds bring with them a wider range of perspectives and experiences that can help create more successful designs. Working in a diverse firm also fosters better and more respectful communication between colleagues and Gensler continues to value and leverage the strengths of its team.
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