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10 Considerations for Transitioning Back to Work in a Post-COVID-19 World
Here are 10 considerations, tools, and methodologies for creating a better workplace experience and attracting people back to the office in a...
Why the New Workplace Ecosystem Is Key to the Future of Work
As we think about the future of work, consider a new workplace ecosystem — a Swiss Army knife approach to choosing the whole suite of places and...
3 Lessons From Today’s Students That Will Shape the Future Workplace
Coupling findings from Gensler’s Workplace Survey and Education Engagement Index research, we’ve identified three key findings that the future...
Design Forecast focuses on design strategies that will define the future of the human experience. With strategic advice, research, and projects from...
How Are Companies and Employees Planning for the Future of the Office?
Amid a constantly evolving pandemic, how are companies and employees planning for a return to the office? Gensler's workplace survey research offers...
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...
US Workplace Survey Winter 2021
Our U.S. Workplace Survey Winter 2021 uncovers what employees are expecting as the return to office begins — and how workplaces can adapt to...
Campus Masterplan 2.0: Including an Integrated Wellness Strategy
Today's student is different. By creating a network of engagements and reinforcements throughout a student’s daily journey, academic institutions can...
Gensler Voices: Alex Fernández on the Art of Drawing to Envision a Better Future
We sat down with Alex Fernandez, design director, Gensler Boston, to ask him about his career path and the impact that design and architecture can...
Beyond the Lab Module: What Scientists Want From New-Age Lab Buildings
We interviewed four scientists with varied fields of research about their workplace experiences to learn how designers can create environments that...
Five Considerations for the New Lab of the Future
We have an opportunity to design a new kind of lab environment — one where ideation and innovation take center stage.
5 Considerations for Designing the Future of Higher Education
Learning has taken a hard hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the experience may lead to a future that is nothing like the past.
Delivering Wellness on Campus so Students Can Thrive
Here are five considerations for colleges and universities to create a campus-wide wellness ecosystem that supports students where they are.
City Pulse Survey 2021
Gensler conducted a City Pulse Survey of 10 cities in February 2021 to see how urban residents were doing as the world approached one year of living...
Towards Justice, Equity, and Design
To bring diverse voices together around issues related to race and diversity, Gensler's Justice, Equity & Design Dialogue series aims to ignite a...
Designing Schools for Equity and Engagement
To design the equitable and engaging post-pandemic school, we looked to three recent projects that exemplify the ideas of connectivity, adaptability...
Labs and Sciences: Consider This for Adaptive Reuse
The lab and life sciences industry is seeing a spike in interest from real estate investors. But building owners should take note: this specialized...
Gensler Voices: Davae Gibson, Gensler Boston
We sat down with Davae Gibson, job captain, Gensler Boston, to ask her about her career path and the impact that design and architecture can have on...
Real Estate’s Big Pivot to Science
For life science organizations in prime markets, there simply remains a shortage of available research-capable space. But by understanding the unique...
Reduce, Reuse, Reclad at One Post Office Square
At One Post Office Square in Boston, an aging concrete office tower offered an opportunity to explore questions about our relationship to the built...
How Developers of Life Sciences Ecosystems Fuel Resilient Communities
Developers should consider these five key factors to help life sciences ecosystems thrive today and fortify resilient communities and cities for...
How Education Can Build an Optimistic, Equitable Future
How can we impart positive change on our schools, colleges, and universities, to ultimately shape more equitable communities?
Tips for Signage and Wayfinding in a Post-COVID-19 World
Signage and wayfinding graphics can introduce healthy practices and help people feel at ease in this time of uncertainty.
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...
Redesigning Mixed-Use Environments for a Post-Pandemic World
What will mixed-use and public places look like after this pandemic?
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.
Future Cities, Future Buildings
Paradigm shifts in building design are accelerated when the ingredients for advanced solutions come together, and the Johnson Controls (JCI...
Designing for All Learners: 5 Myths Debunked
Instead of designing to the mythical “average learner” and adapting to accommodate outliers, it’s time we flip the model and design for all learners.
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.
Reimagining the Hotel Lobby as a Vibrant Social Hub
Many of today’s travelers spend more time in the lobby than in their rooms — and, with a mix of hotel guests and locals, today’s lobby feels more...
A Civic Gateway Rooted in Place
A legendary site in downtown Boston is the catalyst for neighborhood transformation.
The Rise of Academic Incubators
Gensler has launched an initiative to explore the impact of academic incubators on universities, businesses and communities. Leveraging global...