GenslerOn

Published by Gensler, a global design firm with 5,000 practitioners networked across five continents, GenslerOn features insights and opinions of architects and designers on how design innovation makes cities more livable, work smarter, and leisure more engaging. Our contributors write about projects of every scale, from refreshing a retailer’s brand to planning a new urban district, all the while explaining how great design can optimize business performance and human potential. For more blog posts, visit: http://www.gensleron.com.

Designing with Office Heroes: Lessons from a network of startup professionals

Prezi office in San Francisco. Photo: © Michael Townsend, via Gensler

Designers | GenslerOn | July 21, 2016
Gensler Design Strategist Katie Rodrigues talks about how the design community can...

The new University of Kansas School of Business building marks a departure from the traditional design model – and, thus, the traditional approach to learning – focusing on innovation, serendipity, and being “future ready.” Image: Gensler.

Higher Education | GenslerOn | June 30, 2016
Academic incubators that bridge school and the workplace are transforming design in...

Cozy hideouts support an emerging work mode that's proving critical to helping workers recharge their batteries. Image © Garrett Rowland. Click here to enlarge

Office Building Design | GenslerOn | June 07, 2016
Workspaces are geared toward socializing and collaboration, but people need quiet, calm...
Why corporate bathrooms stink and how good design can fix this

Bathrooms in hotels, restrooms and even airports tend to carry a touch of class that bathrooms in corporate offices so often lack. Pictured: a ladies room in SFO Terminal 2. Image: Bruce Damonte, courtesy Gensler.

Industry Research | GenslerOn | May 11, 2016
Despite their importance, bathrooms are often overlooked when it comes to building design...

Concept Sketch, Syracuse University, S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Renovation. All images courtesy Gensler

Architects | GenslerOn | March 29, 2016
Hand-drawn concepts allow ideas to emerge and build stronger connections between the...
How museums engage visitors in a digital age

Museums such as the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum are exploring new ways to engage with audiences by investing in technologies to make the experience more interactive. Photo courtesy Gensler

Cultural Facilities | GenslerOn | March 03, 2016
Digital technologies are opening up new dimensions of the museum experience and turning...

Image © Jordan Berta.

Urban Planning | GenslerOn | January 19, 2016
While cities are creating new jobs and attracting new residents, there are warning signs...
Spec for Tech: Designing for the Creative Class

Uptown Station in Oakland provides amenities in a common paseo at the ground floor, where all tenants and the public can pass through, creating a vibrant and active place. Rendering: Steelblue

 

Office Building Design | GenslerOn | January 11, 2016
The new work environment, settings which blur the line between work and life, is inspired...
Image: © Wendy Andrew-Doele

Image: © Wendy Andrew-Doele

Office Building Design | GenslerOn | December 23, 2015
Gensler's Johnathan Sandler discusses efficient alternatives to dull, wasteful workplace...

Images courtesy Gensler

Architects | GenslerOn | December 17, 2015
While utilization is an important metric to inform how frequently a space is used, it’s...
How virtual and augmented reality can shape architecture and design

Virtual reality—devices that block out the external world and present the user with a wholly fabricated visual experience—can be useful to architects and designers. Photo: Nan Palmero/Creative Commons

BIM and Information Technology | GenslerOn | November 03, 2015
Gensler's Alan Robles examines a few ways VR and AR could create value for architecture...
#Thank you for sharing: How social media is reshaping the workplace

Why work on a desktop PC when you can work on a mobile device? Image © Gensler

Office Building Design | GenslerOn | October 16, 2015
The rapid growth of mobile technologies threatens to push the desktop PC into extinction...
6 lessons in campus planning

Photo:  David Nicholas/Creative Commons (via GenslerOn)

Architects | GenslerOn | September 21, 2015
For campus planning, focus typically falls on repairing the bricks and mortar without...

Image: Ryan Gobuty, courtesy GenslerOn

Healthcare Facilities | GenslerOn | August 18, 2015
Flip the Clinic is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project invented to transform the...
Maker spaces: Designing places to test, break, and rebuild

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska Innovation Studio, Phase 1 completion August 2015. Rendering: Gensler

BIM and Information Technology | GenslerOn | July 21, 2015
Gensler's Kenneth Fisher and Keller Roughton highlight recent maker space projects at MIT...
New Museum debuts first museum-led incubator space

NEW INC, the New Museum's incubator. Image © New Museum

Cultural Facilities | GenslerOn | June 28, 2015
Part studio, part shared workplace, part lab, and part professional development program,...
5 trends that will shape the future of scientific labs

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Architects | GenslerOn | June 24, 2015
Scientific research is increasingly focusing on data collection and analytical analysis...
More accurate GPS ready to change the way we shop, interact, and explore

More accurate GPS will foster previously unimaginable connections between mobile device users. Image: Irwin MIller

BIM and Information Technology | GenslerOn | June 03, 2015
New technology reduces location errors from the size of a car to the size of a nickel—a...
The museum of tomorrow: 8 things to know about cultural institutions in today’s society

Digital Revolution at Barbican. Photo: Gensler

Building Team | GenslerOn | May 13, 2015
Entertainment-based experiences, personal journeys, and community engagement are among...
Parks in the sky? Subterranean bike paths? Meet the livable city, designed in 3-D

The Shanghai Tower. All images courtesy Gensler

Building Team | GenslerOn | May 06, 2015
Today’s great cities must be resilient—and open—to many things, including the influx of...
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