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What Gensler’s Middle East Workplace Survey Uncovers About How to Attract Talent Back to the Office
Gensler’s Middle East Workplace Survey 2023 examines three ways organizations can attract workers to return to the office.
Middle East Workplace Survey 2023
Our survey of office workers across Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait reveals opportunities to make critical workplace changes to adapt...
Design Forecast identifies trends and design strategies that are shaping the future with strategic advice, research, and projects across Gensler’s 29...
Are People the New Workplace Amenity?
Being with people may be the new workplace amenity — and a compelling reason to draw people back to the office for those that haven’t returned.
Why It’s Time to Demand More From Our Workplace Experience
Here are 10 considerations for reimagining the workplace to deliver more from technology, be bold on resilience, and enhance our humanity, health...
Design Forecast focuses on design strategies that will define the future of the human experience. With strategic advice, research, and projects from...
What Matters Most for Hospitality in Asia Pacific and the Middle East?
These are difficult times, but travel will resume and we recognize that great hotels not only anticipate market changes, but they are also able to...
Why Today’s Universities Need to Be Global Institutions
How can universities mitigate a potential downturn? The answer is transnational education.
Sharing Our Work-From-Home Experience in Asia Pacific and the Middle East
After Gensler staff members in the Asia Pacific and Middle East region began working from home, we launched a survey to assess our people’s...
How Should Office Buildings Change in a Post-Pandemic World?
For those who design and develop office buildings around the world, the current crisis has introduced a new challenge: Once we are cleared to return...
Impact by Design 2020
In Impact by Design 2020, Gensler introduces Strategies for Climate Resilience to improve the impact on climate change in the built environment.
Redesigning Mixed-Use Environments for a Post-Pandemic World
What will mixed-use and public places look like after this pandemic?
Creating Data-Rich Workplaces to Detect and Curb Viral Transmission
Workplaces can be optimized to collect population data — like thermal screening — so agencies and companies can make better informed decisions to...
Cities and the Public Health: Our New Challenge in Urban Planning
Dense cities remain our best bet for providing opportunities and connections — if they’re designed to support residents’ wellness.
Re-Entry for Retailers: Returning to the Store
Retailers can start formulating a plan for re-entry that meets consumers' new expectations of the marketplace.
What Happens When We Return to the Workplace?
It’s not too early to start planning how we can return people to the workplace once the COVID-19 crisis ends.
Redefining Wellness in the Face of Pandemic
The COVID-19 crisis is causing us to redefine all our work around the concept of wellness and re-examine the importance of resilience.
Dialogue 35: TRANSFORMING
THE URBAN EXPERIENCE
TRANSFORMING THE URBAN EXPERIENCE THROUGH DESIGN As cities continue to grow, designers are stepping in to create experiences that connect people to...
The New Shape of Retail Around the World
Across the globe, consumers’ tastes vary, but universally, they expect more from their retail environments than just a place to shop.
Today's Travelers Are Looking for All New Hotel Experiences
Hotels are appealing to next-gen travelers with boutique brands, coworking spaces, and multimodal lobbies.
Navigating the Retail Revolution
Successful brands are transforming the retail experience, despite ongoing volatility in the industry.
Middle East Workplace Survey 2020
An investigation into the changing nature of the Middle East workplace.
Doubling Down on Our Commitment to Resilience
With hundreds of millions of square feet of buildings and interior design projects in the pipeline annually, we believe our impact and role in...
Design Technology's Infinite Possibilities
By combining human potential with machine cognition, we can elevate our capabilities and bring our best to clients.
Dialogue 34: How Workplace
is Shaping the
Future of Cities
HOW WORKPLACE IS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF CITIES No experience shapes people’s lives more than work. From incubating new ideas to addressing climate...
Climate Change Solutions for Workplace Design
Buildings contribute 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions. We have an opportunity to make a big impact.
Data and the Intelligent Workplace
As the building blocks of smart cities, intelligent workplaces combine data and design to help people work smarter.
The New Shape of Building Design
By providing things like large open floor plates, indoor-outdoor transitions, open sightlines, and bridges and stairs between floors, designers can...
Dialogue 33: DESIGNING
DESIGNING CITIES FOR PEOPLE No matter how you look at cities, people are always at the center. For that reason, we believe that human experience is...
Sizing Up the Future of Airports
Airports big and small are welcoming travelers with terminals that reflect their locale.
Academic Incubators Are Seeding a New Wave of Innovation
Academic incubators are becoming engines for new economies, knowledge networks, and R&D.
Designing the Cities of the Future
Modern cities can be built on time-honored principles and shaped by regional culture and local values, as demonstrated at Msheireb Downtown Doha.
More than a Mall, a ‘Retail City’
The Avenues adds new experiences to a regional shopping destination.
AND THE FUTURE
In this issue of Dialogue, we focus on the lifestyle sector and explore the role of convergence, experience, and placemaking in reshaping cities...
The Gensler Experience Index: Hospitality
Design is a key differentiator between a good experience and a great one.
The Gensler Experience Index: Retail
Design is the “X factor” that engages people and keeps them coming back.
Sustainability | Research & Insight
Impact by Design 2018 is Gensler’s third annual publication assessing the performance and resilience of our work
ONE SIZE DOES
NOT FIT ALL
By optimizing human potential, the most sought-after workplaces will attract talent, stimulate innovation, and yield the most successful business...
World of Leisure: The Middle East + Europe
Many perspectives shape leisure in the region. But there’s common ground in customers’ desire for a rich mix of experiences.