March 09, 2021

Gensler Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021

World-renowned architecture and design firm among top-ranked in the Architecture category

LOS ANGELES (March 9, 2021) – Gensler has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021.

The list honors businesses that have found resilience in the past year and turned challenges into positive influence. These organizations did more than survive, they thrived — making an impact on their industries, clients, and companies. This year’s Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list features 463 businesses from 29 countries.

Gensler was recognized for its cutting-edge investments in Design Technology and Practice Innovation to leverage the power of combining creativity with compute cognition to transform the practice. Gensler’s proprietary strategies, workflows, and tools enable our designers to develop data-driven designs for neighborhoods, buildings, and interiors, yielding powerful and agile storytelling that accounts for today’s social and health challenges in our decision-making.

“Social justice, health, and climate change are at the core of our responsibility when we design with our communities across the globe. Our investments in technology innovation allow us to leverage the power of data and compute to visualize how we are solving those issues through the power of design” said Joseph Joseph, Global Director of Design Technology, Principal, Gensler.

Now more than ever, the world needs human empathy, creativity, and experience together with technology innovation to solve complex challenges. Our investments in proprietary computational platforms and multi-model data capture allow us to categorize, analyze and spatialize critical societal, climate, and human information as a foundation to designing the future of healthy, equitable, and sustainable cities.

“The world is counting on us as co-creators of the future to deliver a ‘wow’ experience to the humans that occupy our cities.” Continued Joseph, “One of the silver linings of this pandemic is stretching multi-industries and generations to adapt to the power of technological innovation impact on navigating a better future.”

Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out the most groundbreaking businesses across the globe and industries. They also judged nominations received through their application process. The World’s Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March/April 2021) is now available online, as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning March 16, 2021.


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