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US Workplace Survey Summer 2021
Top-performing companies are three times more likely to increase their real estate footprint post-pandemic, according to findings from Gensler’s...
Why Understanding the BIPOC Student Experience Is Critical to the Future of Education
With a research grant from Gensler’s Center for Research on Equity and the Built Environment, this research aims to understand the complexities of...
Gensler Voices: Brooks Morelock, Gensler New York
We sat down with Brooks Morelock, design director, Gensler New York, to ask him about his career path and how design can help raise awareness about...
Why Now Is the Time to Rethink Workplace Amenities
As global enterprises prepare their return to the office, many are asking: what amenities might deliver the greatest returns in today’s evolving work...
The Fifth Façade: Rethinking Urban Rooftops for the Post-Pandemic Office Building
Rather than being a sign of exclusivity, rooftop spaces are becoming one of the biggest opportunities in real estate development and an essential...
Gensler Voices: Chang-Yeon Cho, Gensler New York
We sat down with Chang-Yeon Cho, Design Analytics Lead, Gensler New York, to ask him about his career path and the impact that design and...
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...
Gensler Voices: Rhandi Green, Gensler New York
We sat down with Rhandi Green, job captain, Gensler New York, to ask her about her career path and the impact that design and architecture can have...
Digital Transformation of Healthcare Design
Technology for health and healthcare is being woven into our daily lives, and health is now solidly “digital first.” Here are four fundamental...
Sketching the New Hybrid Workplace
In this look at the future of hybrid work, Gensler architects and workplace designers shared their visions for the post-pandemic workplace and how it...
Egress Made Easier: Product Design That Stands Out
By taking an approach that consciously stretches beyond the codes, Gensler is designing products that are more instinctive, more inclusive, and more...
Gensler’s Design Forecast 2021 explores design strategies for a post-COVID world, offering trends, insights, and practical advice our clients and...
Reshaping the Retail Experience: Where Do We Go From Here?
Leading with service across all retail channels — whether physical, digital, or virtual — will result in deeper connections that will drive loyalty...
Gensler Honored As First Firm to Win Three AIA COTE Top Ten Awards for Sustainable Design
Three Gensler projects were recognized for excellence in sustainable design at the 2020 American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment...
The Transformation of the Built Environment Requires a Digital Mindset
As our physical and digital behaviors continue to converge, design for the built environment will require not just advanced technology, but an...
Digital Communications Tips for Workplace Reentry
Here are four best practices for digital communications when preparing employees for their reentry to the workplace.
Real Estate Design Strategies for Leasing in a Post-COVID Market
Here are four key strategies that building owners and developers can leverage to have more informed conversations with prospective tenants in the...
How the Pandemic Has Shaped Our Understanding of the Trading Floor
Now that COVID-19 has challenged the norm, Gensler is examining how design should support trading floor activity.
4 Considerations for the New Retail Environment
How can retailers make customers feel engaged and at ease as we emerge from these challenging times?
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?
What Not-for-Profits Can Teach Us About Equity and Inclusion
Not-for-profits are leading the way on issues of inclusion and equity because they understand that the work they do is part of something greater than...
6 Considerations for Transitioning Back to School
Here are some tools and considerations to guide academic institutions in transitioning back to campus.
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.
Insights From Gensler’s U.S. Work From Home Survey 2020
The Gensler Research Institute published its U.S. Work from Home Survey 2020, featuring findings on the experience of working from home during the...
How Companies Can Support Work-From-Home Best Practices in the Long Term
As businesses eye a strategic and safe return to the office, here are the operational mechanisms they should consider in order to support partial...
Most People Want to Return to the Office — But They Expect Changes
We’ve proven we can easily and efficiently work from home. But we can’t effectively do all work activities from home. In fact, the workplace may be...
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...
Back to the Office
Informed by workplace strategy research, Gensler has created "Back to the Office: Return Strategies for the Workplace and Office Buildings," a...
The Future of Dining Out
Here are six considerations for restaurant and bar owners in an era of new consumer expectations.
What Going Back to School Might Look Like
What does the future of education look like, and what should schools be doing now to prepare?
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...
Giving Back Has Never Been More Important
In this time of crisis, we need to double down on our community impact efforts.
How Will Hotels Rebound from COVID-19?
Seven key considerations that will change how we travel and experience hotels.
For Law Firms, COVID-19 Has Accelerated the Inevitable
The overnight shift to working from home is upending the model of how much real estate law firms really need.
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.
Graduation Goes Digital for the Class of 2020
Graduation Goes Digital for the Class of 2020
How can we use digital technologies to push events like virtual graduation ceremonies beyond traditional thinking?
What Happens When We Return to the Workplace?
It’s not too early to start planning how we can return people to the workplace once the COVID-19 crisis ends.
Digital and Virtual Connections Have Quickly Become a Brand’s Livelihood
In this time of social distancing, brands are finding new ways to authentically connect with their audiences through digital and virtual experiences.
Designing Healthcare for Surge Capacity
We need health and wellness systems that continue to give people more choice and we need those systems to flex and respond to pandemics like COVID-19.
THE URBAN EXPERIENCE
TRANSFORMING THE URBAN EXPERIENCE THROUGH DESIGN As cities continue to grow, designers are stepping in to create experiences that connect people to...
Design Forecast New York: Designing a Better World: Equitable and Actionable Solutions
Gensler’s New York office hosted a discussion on how we can build a better, more equitable city for future generations.
Reimagining the Museum Experience for a Digital Era
The AKC Museum of the Dog combines hands-on moments with classical displays to engage visitors.
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.
Adaptive Reuse Strategies for a Net-Zero Future
Here are 3 successful examples of when developers chose adaptive reuse strategies over new builds.
Navigating the Retail Revolution
Successful brands are transforming the retail experience, despite ongoing volatility in the industry.
The Future of Climate Policy Starts in Our Cities
Densely populated urban areas are epicenters for greenhouse gas emissions, but the policies made by local legislatures are informing global solutions...
Design Forecast presents a comprehensive look at design around the globe, with over 100 pages of insights, research and industry trends. Register...
Dialogue 34: How Workplace
is Shaping the
Future of Cities
HOW WORKPLACE IS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF CITIES No experience shapes people’s lives more than work. From incubating new ideas to addressing climate...
Managing a Work Anywhere Culture
As work increasingly happens anywhere, what are companies doing to get people to come in to the workplace?
Giving Talent What They Want
Organizations are attracting the best talent by creating workplaces that boost innovation with great work experiences.
Dialogue 33: DESIGNING
DESIGNING CITIES FOR PEOPLE No matter how you look at cities, people are always at the center. For that reason, we believe that human experience is...
Micromobility, Third Lanes, and Tomorrow’s Streetscapes
From scooters to e-bikes, new modes of mobility are starting to reshape our streets.
Focus On: Affordable Housing
As cities grow, there’s an urgent need to provide residents with housing they can afford.
Research Spotlight: Millennials at the Museum
Our research reveals the impact that young museum-goers are having on cultural institutions.
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...
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.
The Digital Converges with the Physical
Gensler’s Digital Experience Design practice creates personalized and connected experiences.
AND THE FUTURE
In this issue of Dialogue, we focus on the lifestyle sector and explore the role of convergence, experience, and placemaking in reshaping cities...
Placemaking and the art of Mixed Use
As more people turn to technology for their daily transactions, designers of mixed-use developments are focusing on placemaking to deliver meaningful...
Hospitality with a Human Touch
Hotels are embracing authenticity, curation, and personalization to attract guests.
Quick Take: Beth Novitsky on Brands and the Promise of Experience
Today’s consumers expect easy access to anything, regardless of where they are or what time it is. We sat down with Gensler’s Beth Novitsky to talk...
As brands blend and the digital merges with the physical, a new type of convergence is defining the built environment.
ONE SIZE DOES
NOT FIT ALL
By optimizing human potential, the most sought-after workplaces will attract talent, stimulate innovation, and yield the most successful business...