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Gensler’s Design Forecast 2021 explores design strategies for a post-COVID world, offering trends, insights, and practical advice our clients and...
6 Considerations for Transitioning Back to School
Here are some tools and considerations to guide academic institutions in transitioning back to campus.
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...
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...
The Future of Dining Out
Here are six considerations for restaurant and bar owners in an era of new consumer expectations.
Tips for Signage and Wayfinding in a Post-COVID-19 World
Signage and wayfinding graphics can introduce healthy practices and help people feel at ease in this time of uncertainty.
How Will Hotels Rebound from COVID-19?
Seven key considerations that will change how we travel and experience hotels.
10 Considerations for Transitioning Back to Work in a Post-COVID-19 World
Real estate and facilities teams are challenged with implementing new ways of working that balance business continuity with employee safety.
Redesigning Mixed-Use Environments for a Post-Pandemic World
What will mixed-use and public places look like after this pandemic?
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.
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.
Will Campus Life Translate to a Virtual Environment?
COVID-19 has forced us to embrace a new reality rooted exclusively in virtual interactions. While we reflect on how educational institutions...
Redefining Wellness in the Face of Pandemic
The COVID-19 crisis is causing us to redefine all our work around the concept of wellness and re-examine the importance of resilience.
Remote Working Offers an Opportunity to Experiment and Learn
As COVID-19 disrupts our lives, working from home is now a sudden reality. How can we apply the best practices and tools that make a...
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...
The New Shape of Retail Around the World
Across the globe, consumers’ tastes vary, but universally, they expect more from their retail environments than just a place to shop.
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.
Design Forecast Cascadia: The Future of Human Experience
Gensler’s Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver offices hosted a conversation on why human connection and experience will be the driving forces behind...
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.
Adaptive Reuse Strategies for a Net-Zero Future
Here are 3 successful examples of when developers chose adaptive reuse strategies over new builds.
Doubling Down on Our Commitment to Resilience
With hundreds of millions of square feet of buildings and interior design projects in the pipeline annually, we believe our impact and role in...
Design Forecast presents a comprehensive look at design around the globe, with over 100 pages of insights, research and industry trends. Register...
Design Technology's Infinite Possibilities
By combining human potential with machine cognition, we can elevate our capabilities and bring our best to clients.
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...
Climate Change Solutions for Workplace Design
Buildings contribute 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions. We have an opportunity to make a big impact.
Managing a Work Anywhere Culture
As work increasingly happens anywhere, what are companies doing to get people to come in to the workplace?
Data and the Intelligent Workplace
As the building blocks of smart cities, intelligent workplaces combine data and design to help people work smarter.
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.
The New Shape of Building Design
The New Shape of Building Design
By providing things like large open floor plates, indoor-outdoor transitions, open sightlines, and bridges and stairs between floors, designers can...
A How-to for Creative Placemaking and Tactical Urbanism
Pop-up, temporary, and semi-permanent public space projects have evolved past being mere experiments. They now form a substantial part of urban...
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...
Urban Strategies for Coastal Resilience
Addressing sea level rise and major storms threats in vulnerable cities.
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.
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...
Social Design, Creative Spaces, and the Future of Healthcare
From drop-in clinics to virtual visits, healthcare has become more convenient and accessible.
Academic Incubators Are Seeding a New Wave of Innovation
Academic incubators are becoming engines for new economies, knowledge networks, and R&D.
The Water Is Rising
With thoughtful resilience strategies, coastal cities can be part of the solution to deal with climate change.
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.
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...
How Authenticity and Locality Shaped The Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya
The Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya brings a new level of luxury to Kuwait City’s skyline, yet it has a distinctly Kuwaiti feel.
The Gensler Experience Index: Hospitality
Design is a key differentiator between a good experience and a great one.
Redesigning the Guest Experience
citizenM is enabling its hotels to meet guests’ changing expectations.
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...
A Civic Gateway Rooted in Place
A legendary site in downtown Boston is the catalyst for neighborhood transformation.
The Gensler Experience Index: Retail
Design is the “X factor” that engages people and keeps them coming back.
Shaping the Future of Cities
Gensler’s top clients, design visionaries, and thought leaders co-create the future.
Harnessing the Power of Urban
Cities are playing a larger role in the identity of downtown workplaces, and companies are embracing the urban rather than closing it off. When...
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...
World of Leisure:
North America — The West
North America’s still a huge market for leisure—entertainment, retail, hospitality and mixed use. But the form leisure takes reflects local and...