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Iteration vs Disruption: Designing for a Great Customer Experience
What does innovation even mean anymore? For the past decade, at least, innovation has been a catch-all for that ‘special sauce’ that gets...
Radical Collaboration: 48 in 48
This blog post is part of a series on purpose-driven design. Not-for-profits spend most of their time doing good, not looking good. One organization...
Gensler Atlanta’s Office Expansion: A Co-Creating Environment for Our Clients
Gensler Atlanta’s office. Photo @ Nigel Marson Photography. When we started thinking about our expansion space for Gensler Atlanta’s office last...
Is There a Future in Retail Banking? Part II
BankUnited defines itself as a Network Bank by creating a cohesive multifunctional environment that integrates meeting and event space with...
Is There a Future in Retail Banking? Part I
In this retail bank, concierge style service desks allow service professionals to have a one-on-one meeting with clients that feels personalized to...
Retail’s New Normal: Lessons from the International Retail Design Conference
A ping-pong table might seem like a curious addition to a shop that sells handbags, luggage and women’s accessories. But for the SoHo flagship...
GlobalShop: A Mixture of New and Old
Pusateri’s market located inside Saks GlobalShop, the largest annual visual merchandising trade show and conference for the retail design industry...
Our annual look at what’s ahead for design examines how we’ll live, work and play a decade out – in the cities of 2025.
The design of the built environment plays a crucial role in mitigating climate change. Gensler signed the landmark Paris Pledge at COP21, to mark our...
Dialogue 28: The Why and How of the New Workplace
As work blends with life, people give more value to experience. Both cities and work settings are being reshaped as a result.
Roundtable: Work in 2025
How will the world of 2025 impact work and the workplace? Four experts in demographics, economics, transportation, and technology share what they...
Dialogue 27: The transformation of community life
Experience is the new measure of community – not just how well it works, but also how good it feels.
Our 2015 Design Forecast highlights the industry trends that will shape design in the year ahead. They reflect six big topics – urbanization...
Defining the Brand, Part 1
With the pervasiveness of brand fatigue these days, consumers are feeling less loyal to brands than ever. At the same time, they are finding new ways...
Dialogue 26: Experiencing a world of leisure, one city at a time
Leisure speaks in the language of its city and culture, with a spirit that brings it alive, authentically of its place.
World of Leisure:
North America — The East
North America’s still a huge market for leisure—entertainment, retail, hospitality and mixed use. But the form leisure takes reflects local and...
Designing for Legacy at the Duke Endowment
In historical terms, legacy is something that is passed down from one time period to another. And in today’s dynamic world, personal legacy is...
Two recent Gensler research initiatives have harnessed the crowdsourced power of multiple cultural, geographic, and practice-area perspectives on the...
Our 2014 Design Forecast highlights the trends that will shape design in the coming decade. They reflect six big topics – workplace, wellness...
Reinventing the Workplace: Wearable Technology
The conference room of the future. With rapid advances in technology, we all work much differently today than we did as recently as 2005. Mobile...
Embracing History to Promote Urban Revitalization
Since World War II, urban renewal policies have played a significant role in shaping cities in the United States. Today, cities continue to evolve as...
Reimagining Cities / Year 1: Redefining the Town Square
Can the town square be relevant in the 21st century? We can improve our cities by creating vibrant town squares that celebrate urban space and...
Leisure & Lifestyle
We now live in at least two places at once. Plugged into smart devices, we interact with others in volleys of brief text, photos and films taken with...
Design that is informed, purposeful, innovative and compelling requires the rigorous engagement of our clients’ business drivers. This goes to the...
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