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The UnOffice: Workplaces for More Than Productivity
The next evolution of the workplace should be designed for hybrid work, embracing both productivity and unproductivity.
Why Inclusive Design Is Critical to Workplace Transformation
Designing for inclusivity has become a critical table stake in the post-pandemic workplace.
Trends to Watch: The Evolution of the Sciences Workplace
In the Puget Sound region and beyond, the science industry is growing in our post-pandemic economy.
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.
Gensler Voices: Jacob Simons on the Power of Community
We sat down with Jacob Simons, Northwest Regional Strategy Practice Leader in our Gensler Seattle office, to discuss the power in leaving a legacy of...
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.
The Future of Travel? Start With the Future Traveler.
To be truly inclusive, airports must address a diversity of passenger and employee needs.
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...
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...
Design Forecast identifies trends and design strategies that are shaping the future with strategic advice, research, and projects across Gensler’s 29...
Trends to Watch Shaping the Future of ESG
Gensler’s Climate Action & Sustainability leaders discuss the trends and challenges they are seeing as clients lay out ESG goals and how those trends...
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...
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...
To Further Your ESG and Carbon Commitments, Start With Signage
When looking for an impactful, actionable, and timely way to support ESG and carbon goals, we suggest starting with a fundamental, yet often...
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...
Matching Mission to Action Will Enable Organizations to Stand Out
When companies act graciously and generously, people come to fully appreciate just how genuine their mission really is. If you want your organization...
A Framework for Fostering Climate Resilience and Preparedness in the Built Environment
Within Gensler's U.S. Climate Action Survey 2022, we introduce a new roadmap for climate action through design that is anchored by four pillars...
Labs and Sciences: Consider This for Adaptive Reuse
The lab and life sciences industry is seeing a spike in interest from real estate investors, but this specialized industry brings its own unique real...
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...
Why the New Workplace Ecosystem Is Key to the Future of Work
As we think about the future of work, consider a new workplace ecosystem — a Swiss Army knife approach to choosing the whole suite of places and...
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...
The Trends Shaping the Future of Hospitality
What are the biggest trends impacting hotel operators in the next five years? Gensler Hospitality Leader Tom Ito discusses what’s next for...
The Future of ESG in Architecture
A team at Gensler is changing the challenge of measuring the impact of ESG goals by developing design guidance and strategy to add clarity and...
The Lab Building of the Future is NEXT
The traditional method of designing new science buildings needs to evolve from what the building looks like, to how it needs to be optimized for each...
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...
4 Key Insights Shaping the Future of Innovation Districts
What are the core fundamentals of how innovation districts work, and how is the industry changing as a result of COVID and market dynamics? Here are...
Campus Masterplan 2.0: Including an Integrated Wellness Strategy
By creating a network of engagements and reinforcements throughout a student’s daily journey, academic institutions can normalize wellness and shift...
The New Hybrid Sciences Office Will Blend Tech Workplace, Hospitality, Brand Design, and Storytelling
To cultivate work environments that enable our sciences clients to innovate, we must look beyond traditional conventions of buildings and workspaces...