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The Hospitality-Driven Workplace
To better attract, engage, and retain talent in the workplace, it will be critical that organizations take a cue from hospitality, viewing employees...
Amenities at the Edge: Where the Workplace Meets the Street
We have an opportunity to reimagine the ground floor of our cities — reinventing sidewalk-facing storefronts to serve the community, not just the...
The Future of Work Is Seasonal
Our lives are influenced by seasonal and cyclical events, so what if our work behaviors followed suit? We explore the possibilities of seasonal work.
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.
The Housing Crisis: Finding Hope in Innovation
The pandemic changed the demand for housing in many U.S. cities, exacerbating the nationwide housing crisis in the process. For residential...
How LinkedIn’s Omaha Headquarters Fosters Community and Equity
Designing a thoughtful brand experience that brings the right stories to life is a powerful tool in building engagement and alignment between...
How Brands Can Amplify a Purpose-Driven Culture
We know that purpose is a key factor in building a strong culture, a driver of organizational success and employee engagement. So how can...
Optimizing Hybrid Meetings for Neurodiversity and Inclusion at Work
Here are some inclusive design guidelines for hybrid meetings to benefit all participants — whether they’re virtual or in person, and regardless of...
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...
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...
How Inclusive Design Supports Resilience and Climate Preparedness
We have an opportunity to design places that are inclusive for all people that can also promote resilience and make preparedness more accessible in...
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...
Residential Experience Index 2022
Our report uncovers findings from global residents to better understand the most important drivers of positive living experiences and highlights a...
Inclusive by Nature, Impelling by Nurture: The Future of the Tech Workplace
As tech companies plot their partial return to the workplace, some are ready to embrace our latest challenge: How we take insights from the past two...
A Workplace Designed for Trust and Empowerment
As the first new workplace designed to fully align with LinkedIn’s future vision, the company's Omaha, Nebraska offices point the way to what a fully...
Design Forecast 2022: Technology
There’s never been a more critical time for the tech industry to experiment with new work models and embrace initiatives that rebuild community and...
Design Forecast focuses on design strategies that will define the future of the human experience. With strategic advice, research, and projects from...
3 Trends That Are Here to Stay in 2022
In January, Gensler will release Design Forecast 2022, an annual publication that dives deep into the latest trends driving industry and business...
How Architects and Designers Can Continue to Prioritize Inclusivity in 2022
Roger Smith and Lisa Cholmondeley, co-directors of Gensler’s Center for Research on Equity and the Built Environment, talk about designing for...
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...
Reflecting on the First Year of Black Lives and Design Grants
Gensler’s Black Lives and Design grants fund research dedicated to addressing systemic racism, unconscious bias, and social justice.
Residential Experience Briefing Fall 2021
We surveyed residents across nine global markets to understand their experiences and the implications for the future of residential development.
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...
Meet the New 9-to-5: An Enhanced Approach to Hybrid Work
As we plot our returns to the workplace, there’s an urgent need to craft new routines that address the new behaviors that we’ve honed in during our...
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...
Gensler Voices: Zoe Xu, Gensler San Francisco
We sat down with Zoe Xu, interior designer, Gensler San Francisco, to ask her about her career path and the impact that design and architecture can...
Gensler Voices: Fannie Cheung, Gensler San Francisco
We sat down with Fannie Cheung, technical director, Gensler San Francisco, to ask her about her career path and the impact that design and...
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...
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...
Employee Engagement Will Be the New Measure of a Brand’s Success
As organizations prepare to reunite with employees in the workplace, they have an opportunity to realign their brands with purpose, and engage...
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...
Rebuilding Community in the Post-Pandemic World
When we can return to the office and resume other in-person activities, creating places for people to spend time together and rebuild community — not...
A Workplace With Heart: Inclusive, Connected, and Unmuted
The future workplace must be built on an ecosystem that brings people, place, and technology together, giving agency and equity to all work modes...
The California Wildfires Are Yet Another Wake-Up Call for Resilient Design Strategies
The recent surge in wildfires and hurricanes we’re experiencing now are a wake-up call for climate action. Here are seven design strategies we can...
Designing More Inclusive, Accessible Transit Systems for All
To create healthier, more inclusive cities, we must promote more equitable mobility services and make transit more accessible to all users.
The Arena at the Heart of an Evolving Community
With an emphasis on hospitality, San Francisco’s Chase Center bolsters a growing neighborhood.
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...
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...
Urban Strategies for Coastal Resilience
Addressing sea level rise and major storms threats in vulnerable cities.