Concept Sketch, Syracuse University, S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Renovation. All images courtesy Gensler
Architects | March 29, 2016 | GenslerOn Alex Fernández
Hand-drawn concepts allow ideas to emerge and build stronger connections between the design and the audience, as Gensler Principal and Design Director...
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 | March 03, 2016 | GenslerOn Marina Bianchi
Digital technologies are opening up new dimensions of the museum experience and turning passive audiences into active content generators, as Gensler's...
Urban Planning | January 19, 2016 | GenslerOn Peter Weingarten
While cities are creating new jobs and attracting new residents, there are warning signs that suggest this current urban boom lacks the necessary sust...
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 | January 11, 2016 | GenslerOn Ben Tranel
The new work environment, settings which blur the line between work and life, is inspired by cities and the attributes that all great urban environmen...
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Office Building Design | December 23, 2015 | GenslerOn Johnathan Sandler
Gensler's Johnathan Sandler discusses efficient alternatives to dull, wasteful workplace meetings.
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Architects | December 17, 2015 | GenslerOn Joan Meyers
While utilization is an important metric to inform how frequently a space is used, it’s important to consider activity data.
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
Gensler's Alan Robles examines a few ways VR and AR could create value for architecture and design professionals.
Why work on a desktop PC when you can work on a mobile device? Image © Gensler
Office Building Design | October 16, 2015 | GenslerOn Philip Tidd
The rapid growth of mobile technologies threatens to push the desktop PC into extinction. When this happens, the most pertinent question for workplace...
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Architects | September 21, 2015 | GenslerOn Pamela Delphenich, FAIA
For campus planning, focus typically falls on repairing the bricks and mortar without consideration of program priorities. Gensler's Pamela Delphenich...
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Healthcare Facilities | August 18, 2015 | GenslerOn Tama Duffy Day, GenslerOn
Flip the Clinic is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project invented to transform the patient-clinician experience. In their language, “flips” are act...
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska Innovation Studio, Phase 1 completion August 2015. Rendering: Gensler
BIM and Information Technology | July 21, 2015 | GenslerOn Kenneth I. Fisher and Keller Roughton
Gensler's Kenneth Fisher and Keller Roughton highlight recent maker space projects at MIT and the University of Nebraska that provide just the right m...
NEW INC, the New Museum's incubator. Image © New Museum
Cultural Facilities | June 28, 2015 | GenslerOn Bevin Savage-Yamazaki
Part studio, part shared workplace, part lab, and part professional development program, NEW INC connects design with technology, the arts with the ma...
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Architects | June 24, 2015 | GenslerOn Erik Lustgarten, AIA
Scientific research is increasingly focusing on data collection and analytical analysis of that data, meaning the "lab of the future" will more closel...
More accurate GPS will foster previously unimaginable connections between mobile device users. Image: Irwin MIller
New technology reduces location errors from the size of a car to the size of a nickel—a 100 times increase in accuracy. This is a major technological...
Digital Revolution at Barbican. Photo: Gensler
Building Team | May 13, 2015 | GenslerOn Diana Lee and Richard Jacob
Entertainment-based experiences, personal journeys, and community engagement are among the key themes that cultural institutions must embrace to stay...
The Shanghai Tower. All images courtesy Gensler
Building Team | May 06, 2015 | GenslerOn Andy Cohen
Today’s great cities must be resilient—and open—to many things, including the influx of humanity, writes Gensler co-CEO Andy Cohen.
"It’s time for a project management solution as unique as your project," writes Gensler's Mark Thole. Illustration: Christine Maurer, courtesy Gensler
With over 200 solutions on the market, construction software is one of the most complex and fragmented markets, writes Gensler's Mark Thole.
The Alzheimer's Association Memory Cafe. Image: Shau Lin Hon
Healthcare Facilities | April 08, 2015 | GenslerOn Jamie Huffcut
Gensler's Jamie Huffcut discusses mental health in the U.S. and how design can affect behavioral health.
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Architects | March 30, 2015 | GenslerOn Maddy Burke-Vigeland, AIA, LEED AP
"Designers need to be trained to solve their clients’ problems through design while leading their own firms to become sustainable practices," says Gen...
Houston’s TMCx links students and researchers at The Texas Medical Center campus to bio-tech start-ups and their investors. Image © Gensler
University Buildings | March 18, 2015 | GenslerOn Jill Goebel and Christine Durman
Gensler's Jill Goebel and Christine Durman discuss the role of design in academic incubators, and why many universities are building them to foster st...
Illustration: © Macaulay Campbell
Architects | March 07, 2015 | GenslerOn Marc Bruffett
The logic behind the push to cultivate chance encounters supposes that innovation is akin to a lottery. But do chance encounters reliably and consiste...
The new College Avenue Commons at Arizona State University. Image © Bill Timmerman
Architects | February 03, 2015 | GenslerOn Brian Watson and Mark McMinn
Just as urban housing fits into the city as a whole, student housing can be integrated into the campus network as a series of living/learning neighbor...
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During the past five years, people have begun to actively seek out third places not just to get a day’s work done, but to develop businesses of a new...
Gensler's San Francisco office. Image © Gensler
Architects | December 28, 2014 | GenslerOn
Numerous studies and mountains of evidence confirm what common sense has long suggested: healthy, happier workers are more productive, more likely to...
Almost 90% of all retail sales are transacted in stores, and 95% of all retail sales are captured by retailers with a brick-and-mortar presence. Photo: Gensler
Architects | December 08, 2014 | GenslerOn
According to a shopping preferences study conducted by A.T. Kearney, as many as two-thirds of shoppers go to a physical store before or after making a...
Illustration: Douglas Wittnebel
Architects | November 26, 2014 | GenslerOn
Most people affiliate the maker culture with metal working, welding, ceramics, glass blowing, painting, and soldering. But it also includes coding and...
As work and the other aspects of our lives blend, lifestyle becomes the primary lens through which all facets come into focus. In this light, individ...
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Architects | October 01, 2014 | GenslerOn
As a designer of mission critical facilities, I’ve learned that it’s really difficult to build data centers to keep pace with technology, yet that’s a...
The University of Kansas School of Business. Image Gensler
Architects | September 17, 2014 | GenslerOn
It seems that the most recent buildings to pop up on college campuses are trying to do more than just support academics. They are acting as hubs for a...
Good branding brings the built environment to life. Images: Gensler
Architects | August 13, 2014 | GenslerOn
When most colleges and universities consider their brands, they rarely venture beyond the design and implementation of a logo, writes Gensler Design D...