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Gensler Dialogue Blog

Published by Gensler, a global design firm with 5,000 practitioners networked across five continents, Gensler Dialogue Blog 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: https://www.gensler.com/research-insight/blog.

How the Internet of Things will transform airport environments

Auckland Airport — Auckland, New Zealand. Photo courtesy Gensler

Airports | Gensler | May 20, 2019
Connected devices and their wealth of data have led to significant improvements in...
How the built environment can help the climate crisis

Courtesy Pixabay

Sustainability | Gensler | November 05, 2018
Our buildings and cities will have to experiment with new climate responsive forms, and...
Leland Federal Building

The G.T. "Mickey" Leland Federal Building in Houston. Image © Joe Aker.

Sustainability | Gensler | October 03, 2018
Many companies are influenced by the misconception that only some projects can qualify as...
Comcast Studio Xfinity

For Comcast Studio Xfinity's new flagship in Washington, D.C., Gensler created an engaging experiential brand program that informed the store's interior design and created a warm, social, and inviting environment. Image © Chris Leonard.

Retail Centers | Gensler | September 17, 2018
One way to solve for the future is to disrupt the expected.
Office Building Design | Gensler | August 27, 2018
The degree of open or enclosed doesn't matter in high-performing work environments. If...
The CSU Northridge Sustainability + Recycling Center

The CSU Northridge Sustainability + Recycling Center includes a rooftop photovoltaic system, which offsets the energy required to support the building's administrative functions. Glazed, north-facing overhead windows bring in natural light that enhances the work environment for staff and creates a daylight autonomous environment. The design eliminates the need for artificial light in the building during daylight hours. Ryan Gobuty, Image © Gensler.

Energy | Gensler | August 06, 2018
The architecture, engineering, and construction industry will have to make major...
A day in the life of an ‘agile worker’

A mix of sit-stand stations and collaboration areas support agile working. Image © Gensler/John Ryan.

Office Building Design | Gensler | July 18, 2018
When our Gensler La Crosse office relocated last year, we leveraged the opportunity to...
teachers in a coLab
Education Facility | Gensler | June 25, 2018
Known as the Teacher coLab, the rejuvenated space takes inspiration from academic...
Green | Gensler | May 25, 2018
The healthcare community is looking at adopting integrated care systems in which outdoor ...

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Architects | Gensler | May 03, 2018
What’s stopping us from creating more Permanent Supportive Housing? 
The shared amenity space at the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech

The shared amenity space at the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech. Image © Max Touhey

Architects | Gensler | April 19, 2018
Here are five ways that amenities can help developers and building owners attract and...
Healthcare Facilities | Gensler | March 28, 2018
Sound can also be healing. It promotes a culture of quietness and enhances environments,...
Architects | Gensler | March 26, 2018
The City of San Diego is home to the fourth largest homeless population in the U.S.
Office Building Design | Gensler | March 13, 2018
Workplace data is being put to use by corporate service groups to provide a better...
Architects | Gensler | February 27, 2018
The concept of “selfie walls” has been around for years, but with their growing...

BankUnited defines itself as a Network Bank by creating a cohesive multifunctional environment that integrates meeting and event space with traditional banking functions. Photo © Christopher Payne.

Architects | Gensler | February 20, 2018
It is critical to not view the physical branch as just another sales channel, but as an...

Interior of the new Legacy Hall in Plano, Texas. Image © Gensler.

Architects | Gensler | February 14, 2018
2017 saw the continuation of the evolution of expectations on the part of consumers,...

In this retail bank, concierge style service desks allow service professionals to have a one-on-one meeting with clients that feels personalized to their needs, rather than a long, transaction-oriented teller line. Photo (C)Tim Griffith.

Retail Centers | Gensler | February 06, 2018
Retail is embracing new generations. For the last 10 years, all the chatter has been...
Sustainability | Gensler | January 16, 2018
Major cities, like Washington, D.C., make up less than 2% of the world’s landmass, but...
Office Building Design | Gensler | December 15, 2017
Once you secure outstanding talent, how do you keep the creative juices flowing and help...
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