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The Housing Crisis: Finding Hope in Innovation
The pandemic changed the demand for housing in many U.S. cities, exacerbating the nationwide housing crisis in the process. For residential...
4 Strategies for Amplifying Health and Well-being in Residence Halls
Gensler’s design for an on-campus housing project for CSULB takes a holistic approach to sustainability, focusing on student health, well-being, and...
3 Considerations for Rethinking NYC Office Buildings
With outdated properties seeing higher vacancy rates and less interest in leasing activity, here are three considerations to rethink the potential of...
What We've Learned by Assessing More Than 300 Potential Office-to-Residential Conversions
With office vacancies increasing and confidence in Class C buildings declining in multiple markets across North America, we’ve developed a process...
5 Ways to Rethink the Future of Residential Development and Design
Gensler’s Residential Experience Index unpacks the fundamental question: what makes a great living experience? Here are five key findings from our...
Residential Experience Index 2022
Our report uncovers findings from global residents to better understand the most important drivers of positive living experiences and highlights a...
To Reinvigorate Downtown Cores, Developers Should Adopt a Mixed-Use Mindset
To retain and attract post-pandemic tenants in urban cores, developers will need to adopt a mixed-use mindset, with a focus on the human experience...
Modular by Design: The Promise of Prefab for Expressive Design
Designers are pushing the perceived limitations of modular construction as a way to build efficiently and safely while preserving time, cost, and...
Reimagining Mass Housing Developments in Sub-Saharan Africa Through a Circular Cities Lens
Challenges to deliver adequate housing in a sustainable manner touch every corner of the globe, but nowhere is the situation more urgent than in...
Multiuse, Connected, and Resilient Buildings Will Win Tomorrow’s Tenants
In this episode of the Gensler Design Exchange, design and development experts discuss how buildings can stand out and be more resilient in today’s...
Design Forecast 2022: Residential
As people are willing to forgo some building amenities, residential design will focus on affordability, quality, and space to improve the in-unit...
Trends Shaping the Future of Mixed Use and Retail Centers
Mixed use spaces are in demand because mixed use provides flexibility, diversity, and a range of experiences. So, what’s next for mixed-use...
Cities Are Rebounding, But Their Relationship With Residents Is Changing
For the first time since we began surveying global city residents in May 2020 — during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic — living...
Residential Experience Briefing Fall 2021
We surveyed residents across nine global markets to understand their experiences and the implications for the future of residential development.
The Future of Residential Design Must Balance Affordability, Satisfaction, and Experience
Among the factors impacting people’s decisions about where to live, what matters most? Gensler’s Residential Experience Index seeks to understand...
Hospitality’s Growing Influence on Mid- to High-End Residential Design
Today’s consumers are looking for complementary services that can ease the burden of daily chores and enhance their overall living experience. Here...
Rethinking Longevity in an Age-Inclusive World
Here are five strategies for reimagining longevity in an age-inclusive world.
Work From Home Needs a Home for Work
How can residential design evolve to support the growing at-home workforce? Gensler's Residential Experience Index offers some insights.
The Benefits of Converting Class C Office Into First Class Residential
From coast-to-coast, clients are facing a similar challenge: in order to future-proof older buildings, they’ll need to make their buildings more...
From Indifference to Serendipity: Experiments in the Art of Living Together
The pandemic presents an opportunity to rethink housing; architecture can and should play a critical role as an agent that tilts the outcome of each...
How to Bring Older Office Buildings Back to Life Amid a Struggling Commercial Real Estate Market
Here are several opportunities commercial real estate developers can consider when converting or repositioning under-performing office buildings.
How Companies Can Support Work-From-Home Best Practices in the Long Term
As businesses eye a strategic and safe return to the office, here are the operational mechanisms they should consider in order to support partial...
Will the Work From Home Trend Impact Residential Design?
As working from home gains acceptance and more roles are fulfilled in remote settings, the fundamental principles of workplace design will still...
Redesigning Mixed-Use Environments for a Post-Pandemic World
What will mixed-use and public places look like after this pandemic?
How We're Innovating to Create Housing for All
To respond to the global need for more housing — and more affordable housing — we’re exploring ideas that include co-living spaces, senior living...
Is There Still a Difference Between Live, Work, and Play?
As our lives blend together, our spaces need to become more hybrid as well.
The Inertia of Home
For tenants, moving is expensive, unsettling, and time-consuming. For owners, high turnover is costly because of repairs and maintenance between...
Designing Intergenerational Communities
Building upon our BoomTown framework to understand the essential elements for multigenerational communities.
Building a Bridge for L.A.'s Homeless Population
An emergency housing program provides critical interim housing for Los Angeles’ homeless.
Focus On: Affordable Housing
As cities grow, there’s an urgent need to provide residents with housing they can afford.
Placemaking and the art of Mixed Use
As more people turn to technology for their daily transactions, designers of mixed-use developments are focusing on placemaking to deliver meaningful...
Designing Innovative Solutions for Homelessness
Creating a plan to develop and implement Permanent Supportive Housing for the homeless quickly and inexpensively.
Are today’s communities prepared for our rapidly growing, healthy, and savvy aging population?
Design Parameters for Urban Office-to-Residential Conversion
Building a framework for residential conversion for underperforming office buildings.
In the Mix
Work was a silo, but now we stack, embed, and overlay it with the rest of life to create great synergies and adjacencies. Welcome the newly...
Design for Active Aging
Can design better support today’s active aging population? Today's aging population is anything but traditionally senior.
Inspired by Shanghai’s tradition of parks and neighborhoods, China’s tallest mixed-use building will complete the world’s first super-highrise...