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Research & Insight
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...
Oakland’s Office Space Resurgence: Stitching the Old With the New for a Resilient Future
Oakland is continuing to transform its downtown urban core with a series of historic commercial building renovations that are driving a resurgence...
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...
3 Lessons From Today’s Students That Will Shape the Future Workplace
Coupling findings from Gensler’s Workplace Survey and Education Engagement Index research, we’ve identified three key findings that the future...
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...
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...
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...
Design Forecast 2022: Cities & Urban Design
Cities are at an inflection point and can use this moment to imagine a new community-focused model for growth, one that is more convenient...
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...
Why Inclusive Design Is a Critical Advantage in the War for Talent
For companies who are looking to compete in the war for talent by delivering a positive employee experience, inclusive design is a critical...
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...
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...
5 Considerations for Designing the Future of Higher Education
Learning has taken a hard hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the experience may lead to a future that is nothing like the past.
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...
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 Slow Streets Movement Needs More Black Voices
Even before the pandemic and recent civil unrest, it was clear that communities of color were struggling with urban health, safety, and wellness...
Assembly at North First: Putting Resilient Design to Work in the Wake of the Pandemic
Completed in 2019, Assembly at North First was originally intended to be leased as a single-tenant campus, but the developer asked Gensler to...
How Tech Companies Could Benefit from a Decentralized Approach to Real Estate
Here are a few key considerations that tech companies might want to take into account as they reassess their real estate portfolio.
Design Forecast Bay Area: Shaping the Future of Connected Cities
Gensler's San Francisco Bay Area offices hosted a panel discussion on new strategies being used to shape the future of the Bay Area and the...