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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.
How Affinity Districts Find Purpose in a Transactional World
Affinity districts offer an alternative to the purely transactional approach of selecting a place to live or work and herald a return to values-based...
4 Strategies for Amplifying Health and Well-being in Residence Halls
Gensler’s design for an on-campus housing project for CSULB takes a holistic approach to sustainability, focusing on student health, well-being, and...
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...
City Pulse Survey Spring 2022
Our City Pulse Survey Spring 2022 surveyed city residents in 25 cities across the world to understand how residents are feeling about their cities...
3 Key Strategies to Build Your Brand and Culture in a Reimagined Future
Here are three key drivers of change and areas of focus for brands to reset and realign with people’s needs in a changing world.
Why Designing for Climate Action and Sustainability Is an Imperative
In this interview, we sat down with global leaders for Gensler’s new Climate Action & Sustainability practice to discuss what’s next for climate...
Net Zero Design Is the Key to Building a Resilient, Post-Pandemic Future
As we re-envision the way that buildings, developments, and even cities promote health, we must reimagine how the built environment supports the...
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...
Modular by Design: The Promise of Prefab for Expressive Design
Designers are pushing the perceived limitations of modular construction as a way to build efficiently and safely while preserving time, cost, and...
Innovation Districts, Affinity Districts, and the City of the Future
There is a spectrum of innovation happening within cities because of market changes, behaviors around COVID, and technological innovation. Here's a...
The Key Elements of Successful Innovation Districts
What are the core fundamentals of innovation districts, and what makes them successful? People, place, and partnerships are key.
The Trends Shaping the Future of Hospitality
What are the biggest trends impacting hotel operators in the next five years? Gensler Hospitality Leader Tom Ito discusses what’s next for...
The Future of ESG in Architecture
A team at Gensler is changing the challenge of measuring the impact of ESG goals by developing design guidance and strategy to add clarity and...
Design Forecast focuses on design strategies that will define the future of the human experience. With strategic advice, research, and projects from...
4 Key Insights Shaping the Future of Innovation Districts
What are the core fundamentals of how innovation districts work, and how is the industry changing as a result of COVID and market dynamics? Here are...
The Trends Redefining Sports Venues in 2022 and Beyond
Every fan coming to the game expects a higher level of experience. So, how can sports venue design enhance the spectator experience?
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...
2022 and Beyond: Unlocking What’s Next for Consumer Experiences
What are the future opportunities that brands should consider when designing retail and consumer experiences, both in the short-term and long-term...
3 Urban Planning Trends That Will Shape How We Live in the Endemic-COVID Era
Planners and strategists will play a key role in developing better, more targeted, community-oriented design solutions. Here are three trends that...
The Future of Live Music Venues
After analyzing pre-COVID trends, the industry’s pandemic response, and projections of post-vaccine preferences, we’ve identified six design and...
4 Ways Electric Mobility Will Reshape Our Cities
In the past few years, we've hit a tipping point for electric mobility. But the real game-changing story is largely being overlooked: electric...
Work From Home Needs a Home for Work
How can residential design evolve to support the growing at-home workforce? Gensler's Residential Experience Index offers some insights.
Designing a Black-Owned Gallery to Elevate Artists of Color
At Gallery 90220, a new Black-owned art space in South L.A., Gensler's designers leveraged the power of design to literally create a platform to...
From Indifference to Serendipity: Experiments in the Art of Living Together
The pandemic presents an opportunity to rethink housing; architecture can and should play a critical role as an agent that tilts the outcome of each...
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...
Reset: The Future Law Firm Workplace
The recent work-from-home experience has proven that attorneys can do without big private offices, lots of paper and files, and underutilized space...
Creating Resilient Urbanism With Streetscape Design
Our streetscape spaces have the potential to be vital agents in the fight against climate change and in creating livable cities.
Wellness Design at the Intersection of Equity and Sustainability
Enhancing the wellness for the future of our cities requires a twofold approach — creating more equitable and accessible spaces across underserved...
The Mental and Physical Benefits of Our Plazas, Parks, and Sidewalks
Scientific studies back up what many already feel is true: our mental and physical health is inextricably linked to the connections between ourselves...
Why Investing in Public Space Matters for Cities and Real Estate Developers
Right now, perhaps no other location or space type is in higher demand than pedestrian-friendly, outdoor public space.
Mixed Reality Futures for Connected Transit
To stay relevant, transit systems must focus on new and novel ways to optimize rider experience.
Design for the New Hybrid Workplace
As we plan for the new workplace, we need new design tools to meet the new design demands, and advances in technology and design tools is driving...
Learning About Resilience at the UCLA Congo Basin Institute
Funded by the University of California at Los Angeles and the Institute of Tropical Agriculture, the Congo Basin Institute is a research and...
Empowering Citizens to Transform Their Cities
Here are seven tips for creating successful community outreach and connecting with your constituents during the pandemic and beyond.
Rebuilding Consumer Confidence in Our Shopping Destinations
What are the long-term implications that will change how we experience shopping and leisure destinations?
Designing Spaces to Help People Feel Emotionally Safe in the Workplace
How can we help people feel emotionally safe when they venture outside their own homes and interact in public or private spaces?
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?
Transitioning to a Virtual World of Health & Wellness
The landscape of virtual care has leapt ahead a decade or more amidst the current health crisis, and it is creating a massive shift in operations at...
Is the Virtual Fan Experience Ready for the Big Game?
Until fans are allowed back inside sports arenas, what can we do now to enhance the fan experience virtually?
Understanding the Touchless Workplace
In the workplace, digital solutions and experience platforms have improved guest check-in, conference room booking, company communications...
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.
Using This Moment to Improve City Life
The current crisis raises serious questions that we’ll need to address before we get back to anything resembling normal: How well-suited are cities...
CitySpace: Gensler’s Uber Elevate Skyport Concept Reimagines the Future of Cities
he Future of Cities relies on designers to consider mobility, human experience, climate change, connected cities, and social impact.
Urbanism and the Pursuit of Happiness
Cities are magnets for those who seek better jobs, opportunities, and more diverse communities. But does city life make us happy? We look at some of...
Building a Bridge for L.A.'s Homeless Population
An emergency housing program provides critical interim housing for Los Angeles’ homeless.
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.
City of Hope Honors Gensler With Spirit of Life Award
City of Hope Honors Gensler With Spirit of Life Award