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Creating a Beautiful, Energy-Efficient Building for Harbin Bank
Harbin Bank’s new headquarters in Beijing is both aesthetically pleasing and high performing. By maximizing natural daylight and energy efficiency...
The Smart and the Beautiful: Dichotomies in Workplace Design (Part One)
DLA Piper’s Chicago office. Photo: Steve Hall © Hall+Merrick. This is the first entry in a two-part series exploring how the design dichotomy of the...
Five Drivers Influencing the Future of Learning
It used to be that learning was relegated to the classroom. But now, learning happens everywhere. The future of education is learner-centered, tied...
Designing the First Triple-Certified Green Building in China
Johnson Controls, a leading provider of intelligent building technology and energy efficiency solutions, is investing in social capital and the...
Factors Fueling a New Era for Campus Planning
Northwestern's new San Francisco satellite space is one example of how the institution is integrating its global brand into campus spaces. . Earlier...
Creating a Place to Gain Human Ability
This post is part of a blog series related to Dialogue 30, "The Livability Issue.” “Bring the right minds and passion to the table to achieve...
Dear Office Worker, The Future Is Free-Address
CBRE Los Angeles Headquarters, /Ryan Gobuty Dear Office Workers, It’s about your stuff. I’m talking about the picture of your dog, your coffee cup...
High-Performance Computer Brings Billion Dollar Returns
© Matthew McFarland | Gensler We all can imagine how many people have bought a high-performance sports car—in some cases shelling out hundreds of...
Re-Imagining an American Icon
The Willis Tower is one of the world’s tallest buildings. At ground level, however, something is noticeably absent.
Let’s Get Physical: Design Possibilities for the Digital Classroom
Motorola Mobility’s Last year, we ran a blog series on Reimagining Learning in which our team defined six learning behaviors—acquire, experience...
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...
Designing Vibrant Communities
Vibrant communities are the building blocks of our fast-paced, increasingly urban world. To help cities thrive, these communities must be connected...
New pressures on their teams are leading organizations to offer balanced and flexible work settings that adapt to rapid change.
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...
Under the Hood: Office Buildings and Headquarters
The pressures that drive workplace change, especially the need to accommodate more people in less space, have a direct impact on the buildings and...
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.
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...
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.
Our 2014 Design Forecast highlights the trends that will shape design in the coming decade. They reflect six big topics – workplace, wellness...
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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