Alan Robles is not an architect, yet he rose through the ranks to become a leader and trusted innovator within the world’s largest architecture firm.
Maybe it’s his beatboxing skills, or his racing talents, or maybe his flair for songwriting. No, we have a feeling it’s because of his creative abilities, especially designing experiential environments for Gensler’s clients.
And for his gifts of seeing into the future and exploring how technologies will impact design and the built environment.
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 11, 2017, Chicago), Robles shares how the AEC Giant firm is preparing its project teams and clients for the coming artificial intelligence revolution.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Over 24 years exploring the relationship between users and their surroundings, Alan Robles has been creating experience environments for clients and projects of every scale around the world. In his role at Gensler, he explores the opportunities found at the fringes of the design practice, searching for the edges of the play space of each design opportunity.
As augmented reality, virtual reality, and digital media have become a more significant part of the engagement and development of "place," Robles has focused his work on exploring the interplay between content and context. Developing the tools for creating stories in places with special attention to the value those stories help communicate within the experience environment.