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Design Forecast identifies trends and design strategies that are shaping the future with strategic advice, research, and projects across Gensler’s 29...
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 Hybrid World
Here are 10 considerations, tools, and methodologies for creating a better workplace experience and attracting people back to the office in a hybrid...
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 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...
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?
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...
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...
Justice, Equity & Design Dialogue Series: Conversations with Eden Robinson, Greg Hoffman, and Lesley Lokko
Our Justice, Equity & Design Dialogues are a call-to-action to take a leadership role in driving change within our firm and industry, and with our...
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...
7 Ways Creative Leaders Can Build Inclusive Organizations and Solutions: Lessons From a CMO
We invited Greg Hoffman, former Chief Marketing Officer and innovation leader at Nike, to share his thoughts about diversity, equity, and inclusion...
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 Right Materials
Architects and designers can decrease embodied carbon levels through the building materials they choose to work with. Gensler’s Climate Action...
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...
Community Impact Is a Key Strategy in Returning to the Office
Community impact has the potential for positive, long-lasting benefits on our workforce and our culture.
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, then we may emerge even stronger and more...
Gensler’s Todd Heiser and Benjy Ward on why adaptive reuse is about more than just renovation.
Today's Travelers Are Looking for All New Hotel Experiences
Hotels are appealing to next-gen travelers with boutique brands, coworking spaces, and multimodal lobbies.
The Sports/Community Connection
Sports developments are benefiting more than just fans of the game by becoming hubs for local economic growth and community partnership.
Is There Still a Difference Between Live, Work, and Play?
As our lives blend together, our spaces need to become more hybrid as well.
Climate Change Solutions for Workplace Design
Buildings contribute 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions. We have an opportunity to make a big impact.
5 Amenities That Are Worth the Investment
Data and insights from the Gensler Research Institute find that amenities that support effective work habits are crucial to an office’s overall...
Giving Talent What They Want
Organizations are attracting the best talent by creating workplaces that boost innovation with great work experiences.
Micromobility, Third Lanes, and Tomorrow’s Streetscapes
From scooters to e-bikes, new modes of mobility are starting to reshape our streets.
Smart Cities Should Be Human Cities
A layer of technology isn’t what makes a city “smart.” The tech must be used for purpose — seeking to bring the living, breathing, urban citizen a...
Forecasting Design Shifts Under Future Vehicle Technologies
Creating a spatial prediction model to respond to shared, electric, and autonomous vehicles and their impact on the built environment.
Are Law Firms Ready to Work Remotely?
The legal industry and most other industries are reshaping their workplaces. The most innovative of the bunch are taking less space and collaborating...