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Why Cities Like San Francisco Need More Place Positivity
Today there is a lot of talk about ‘placemaking.’ This post explores the power of human connection, and importance of story, in building up our...
Office-to-Residential Conversions: Mandates, Myths, and Possibilities
Experts weigh the opportunities, myths, and challenges of converting increasingly vacant office buildings into much needed housing.
How Augmented Reality Can Drive More Engaged Communities
New and emerging technologies are bringing even more opportunity to enhance the ways communities engage with the cities around them.
Introducing the Club Workplace
A neighborhood workplace that combines the work-oriented spaces of a Hub office with the convenience of a reduced commute.
5 Ways Educational Anchor Institutions Can Catalyze Economic Recovery
As post-pandemic cities struggle to rebound, educational anchor institutions can be an important player in helping local economies recover.
Transforming a Generational Asset Into a Class A Tower
The reinvestment in 633 Folsom transformed a 1960s asset to reduce carbon and reanimate a vital urban corridor.
Gensler Voices: Argelia Bárcena on Serendipitous Moments with Lasting Impact
We sat down with Argelia Bárcena
, from our
Gensler San Francisco office, to discuss what's ahead for architecture and design and the power of...
Rethinking Engagement: Strategies for Immersive Design
How can we drive and sustain meaningful engagement between our clients’ spaces and their employees, partners, and customers? Immersive experiences...
Younger Generations Work Differently. What Does This Mean for the Future Workplace?
It is crucial to understand generational differences to support a productive and engaged workforce.
3 Key Ingredients to Creating a Competitive Advantage in the Future of Work
Why HR, Corporate Real Estate, and Brand need to come together to help companies build a thriving workplace.
Why We Need to Rethink Housing to Address the Homelessness Crisis
DignityMoves Founder and CEO Elizabeth Funk discusses why new thinking is necessary to help solve the housing and homelessness crisis.
The Internet of Places: How Will Web3 Transform the Built Environment?
See how new tech trends in AI, VR, and Web3 will transform the built environment.
Trends to Watch Shaping the Future of Urban Mobility
Gensler’s research, planning, and transportation experts discuss how residents’ mobility experiences, opinions, and preferences are shaping how...
Revitalizing, Reinventing & Rethinking Downtown San Francisco: A Conversation With Mayor London Breed
Here are six key takeaways from Gensler's discussion with San Francisco Mayor London Breed and panelists on how we can revitalize downtown San...
Why Embedding Inclusive Design From Start to Finish Is Critical
The journey towards an inclusive design outcome must start by engaging those for whom the design is intended.
How Office-to-Residential Conversions Could Revitalize Downtown San Francisco
One of the easiest ways to create diversity in office-centric downtowns is to convert existing office buildings to other uses. Residential is an...
3 Surprises Impacting the Return to the Office
Our workplace research uncovered three surprising truths impacting the new role of the office, and what might bring workers back.
Building Buzz: Strategies for Energizing the Workplace
How do you design for “buzz” in the workplace — that intangible phenomenon that bridges the anticipation of coming into work with the experience once...
10 Spaces That Are No Longer Optional to Create a Great Workplace Experience
What amenities can bring people back to the office? Here are 10 spaces that have the greatest impact on workplace effectiveness and experience.
From Vacancy to Vibrancy: Reimagining the Future of Downtown San Francisco
We look at a new vision for downtown San Francisco: a central business district transformed into a vibrant, sustainable, and resilient mixed-use...
Design Forecast identifies trends and design strategies that are shaping the future with strategic advice, research, and projects across Gensler’s 29...
Airports Can’t Stop. Here’s How to Keep them Functional During Construction.
We share fresh optimism and new ideas about how to improve the airport construction process moving forward. It starts, of course, with what travelers...
Nature + Nurture in the Inclusive 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...
City Pulse 2022: Urban Mobility Report
We surveyed residents across 30 cities around the world to understand their mobility experiences, preferences for urban transportation, and opinions...
LinkedIn Omaha’s future-focused headquarters uses sustainable materials and strategies at every turn to support employee and building health...
The Future Is Mixed Use: How Principles of Mixed Use Design Will Restore Our Communities
Mixed-use projects are pivotal in making our communities more enjoyable and resilient. Here are four principles for creating mixed-use environments...
U.S. Workplace Survey 2022
The future of the office is about creating the right experiences. Beyond collaboration, employees want the office to be a great place to get work...
Harvey B. Milk Terminal 1 Renovation
Reductions in energy, carbon, and waste impacts makes SFO’s Harvey B. Milk Terminal a sustainable benchmark for future airports by setting new...
Climate Action Through Design
Our Climate Action Through Design Report presents solutions for transforming the built environment to achieve a net zero carbon impact across our...
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 Housing Crisis: Finding Hope in Innovation
The pandemic exacerbating the housing crisis in many U.S. cities. For residential architects and designers to make a difference, we must embrace...
How LinkedIn’s Omaha Headquarters Fosters Community and Equity
Designing a thoughtful brand experience is a powerful tool in building engagement and alignment between employee and purpose, and this is exemplified...
Optimizing Hybrid Meetings for Neurodiversity and Inclusion at Work
Our inclusive design guidelines for hybrid meetings benefit all — regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, neurodiversity, socioeconomic...
Why Designing for Climate Action and Sustainability Is an Imperative
We sat down with the global leaders of Gensler’s Climate Action & Sustainability practice to discuss what’s next for climate action and sustainable...
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...
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...