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Design Forecast identifies the trends and design strategies that are shaping the future with strategic advice, research, and projects across...
City Pulse 2022: Urban Mobility Report
We surveyed residents across 30 cities around the world to understand their mobility experiences, preferences for urban transportation, and opinions...
An aging 1960s-era telecom tower was repositioned into a creative, modern, mixed-use hub in Downtown Denver’s business core.
Activating a Former Gas Station as a Community-Forward Urban Retreat
When the Denver Beer Company approached us to design a new restaurant, ice creamery, and beer tasting room, the concept was to create an inclusive...
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...
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...
What the Workplace Sector Can Learn From Retail’s 20+ Years of Designing Hybrid Experiences
In an increasingly hybrid world, offices, retail stores, and other physical places need to bring people together and create community. Here are four...
3 Guidelines for Making Hybrid Meetings Work for You
For hybrid meetings to work, meeting formats shouldn’t just be an afterthought; to achieve an effective hybrid engagement for everyone, we need the...
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...
Design Forecast 2022: Repositioning & Landlord Services
Landlords and building owners will continue to seize opportunities to convert or reuse existing buildings to provide spaces that support flexibility...
Design Forecast focuses on design strategies that will define the future of the human experience. With strategic advice, research, and projects from...
Design Forecast 2022: Aviation
The aviation industry has been grappling with uncertainty, but it has invested in changes that will further transform the passenger experience...
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...
Gensler City Pulse Survey Fall 2021
We surveyed residents in 15 global cities to understand their experiences as the pandemic continues and to explore implications for the future of the...
The Case for Adaptive Reuse: How The Link Drives Sustainable Design Strategies in Downtown Denver
We transformed a 1960s-era telecom office tower into a creative, modern, mixed-use office building at a fraction of the embodied carbon cost compared...
Now Is the Time to Reinvest in Local Materials
COVID-19 could force us to improve construction's supply chain impact.
Climate Action Through Design
Addressing the built environment’s impact on climate change is both a moral and business imperative. At Gensler, our goal is to make all the...
The Rise of Second-Tier Cities
Gensler's City Pulse Survey confirms that people are looking to leave global cities for more affordable, less dense cities that still offer culture...
The Future of Dining Out
Here are six considerations for restaurant and bar owners in an era of new consumer expectations.
Defining the Future of Our Cities: Five Areas of Opportunity for a Post-Pandemic World
We are witnessing global disruption at an unprecedented scale. But if we can live though disruptions as a new normal, then we may emerge even...
Could Low-Tech Design Prevent Climate Change-Influenced Pandemics?
How should we think about the coronavirus pandemic in the context of climate change? Is there anything we can do differently in the built environment...
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.
Design Forecast Denver: Shaping the Future of Our City
Gensler Denver hosted a discussion about challenges facing cities such as affordable housing, mobility, and climate change.
Gensler’s Todd Heiser and Benjy Ward on why adaptive reuse is about more than just renovation.
Resilient Cities Begin With Resilient People
For over 15 years, Gensler's Denver office has supported some of the most vulnerable among us through their partnership with the non-profit...
10 Key Design Interventions for a Healthier, Happier, and More Productive Workplace
Healthy, happier people are more productive, more likely to collaborate, and more likely to innovate in ways that benefit the bottom line.
Building a More Inclusive University Environment
Small universities are having a hard time providing physical space for their diverse student populations. These campuses are often landlocked and...
The Promise of the Internet of Things in an Airport Environment
In the competitive scramble of airlines and airports to differentiate themselves, the Internet of Things has wide-ranging potential to improve...
How the Built Environment Can Help the Climate Crisis
In the face of the climate crisis, the design industry has an opportunity to make a positive and lasting impact — here are 5 simple steps Gensler is...
How Environmental Graphics can Inspire Culture and Creativity
The big question is, once you secure outstanding talent, how do you keep the creative juices flowing and help employees feel more connected to their...
What makes a world-class airport?
Gleaming new terminals are rising in next-generation cities across the globe; and with these come growing expectations of the airport experience. To...