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The Future of Work in Canada: Insights From Gensler’s Global Workplace Survey
Gensler’s latest global workplace survey reveals that Canadian offices are ripe for post-pandemic reinvention.
Global Workplace Survey Comparison 2023
We surveyed office workers around the globe to understand how the workplace should evolve to meet their needs.
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.
5 Conversations That Define 2023’s Evolving Workplace
Here are five design trends emerging as key drivers for the future workplace.
Will Third Places Be the Future of Workplaces?
Just like third places, the time has come for the office to open up to the city, the neighbourhood, and the public space, rather than withdrawing...
Hospitality Experience Survey 2023
As travel ramps up, our survey explores the growing blend of business and leisure travel, new definitions of luxury hospitality experiences, and...
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.
Implementing Sustainable Design Strategies in the Retail Environment
Here’s how linking sustainability efforts to the customer experience helps grow brand value and move us toward a more sustainable future.
Using Resilient Materials to Make Your Brand Values Tangible
Resilient materials offer an opportunity to tell more rich and meaningful brand stories that offer a vision for an alternative future.
How Biophilia, Biomimicry, and Bioclimatic Strategies Will Transform the Future of Design
By incorporating biophilic, bioclimatic, and biomimicry design strategies, we can raise the bar for what acting sustainably means.
What It Means to Be a “Healthy Building”
Healthy buildings have a direct impact on our ability to thrive. Here are some strategies for future projects seeking to emphasize health and...
How Smart Mixed-Use Environments Can Redefine Urban Spaces
Mixed-use developments, when coupled with smart technologies, can deliver meaningful experiences, while providing developers data insights to...
What Workers Want: Findings from the Canada Workplace Survey
Gensler’s leaders offer guidance on the future of work in Canada, based on findings from the latest Canada Workplace Survey exploring what workers...
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.
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...
What Gensler’s Canadian Workplace Survey Reveals About the New Priorities for Office Design
Gensler's Canada Workplace Survey 2022 survey finds that the office will remain a critical part of the work ecosystem, but there are some challenges.
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.
Design Forecast identifies trends and design strategies that are shaping the future with strategic advice, research, and projects across Gensler’s 29...
Canada Workplace Survey 2022
We surveyed Canadian office workers to understand their preferred mix of experiences in the office to get work done.
Trends to Watch: The Future of Cities Relies on Multiuse Districts
As cities undergo massive transformation, Gensler’s Mixed Use & Retail Centers leader and Cities Research leader discuss what’s next for the future...
The Trends Defining What’s Next for Stranded Assets and Building Transformation
Owners and developers are considering how to convert Class B and C office buildings that sit vacant as tenants flock to modern, amenity-rich...
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...
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...
What We’ve Learned by Assessing More Than 300 Potential Office-to-Residential Conversions
We’ve developed a process for evaluating existing office buildings to determine if they are candidates for multifamily residential conversions.
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...
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...
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...