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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...
District Winery, one of DC’s latest waterfront amenities

District Winery, one of DC’s latest waterfront amenities. Image © Prakash Patel

Architects | Gensler | December 01, 2017
The nature of waterfront redevelopment has been evolutionary, in the truest sense of the...
Architects | Gensler | October 30, 2017
What do we think the future will look like 30 years or so from now? And what will City:...
University of Kansas Capitol Federal Hall

University of Kansas Capitol Federal Hall. Photo: Garrett Rowland.

Green | Gensler | October 04, 2017
To keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius of warming, the International...
A newly developed waterfront space in London

London is creating and redeveloping spaces with strong cultural offerings. Image © Mike Stezycki.

Architects | Gensler | September 19, 2017
What does Good Growth mean and how do we set about achieving it?
A man sits in a cafe

Image Jeff Sheldon,

Senior Living Design | Gensler | September 07, 2017
Despite our enhanced understanding of how integral socialization and engagement are to...
Photo: Eastridge Center 2017 – A Pacific Retail Property

With a 30-foot interior digital wall, large-scale exterior murals, and pocket parks, Eastridge Center isn’t your typical mall. Photo: Eastridge Center 2017 – A Pacific Retail Property

Gensler | August 24, 2017
Find out how Gensler transformed one of Silicon Valley’s largest shopping destinations...
People sitting in an indoor collaboration space

JLABS @ TMC, part of a network of life science incubators meant to catalyze discovery in the field. Photo: Shau Lin Hon, Slyworks Photography.

Healthcare Facilities | Gensler | August 11, 2017
Healthcare exemplifies how technology innovations like digital connectivity and...
A rendering of the Hub on Causeway

The Hub on Causeway. Rendering courtesy of Gensler

Retail Centers | Gensler | July 27, 2017
Consumers expect more from retailers and brands than ever before.

Image © The Student Hotel, Photography by Kasia Gatkowska

Architects | Gensler | July 19, 2017
The Student Hotel is representative of a new model for delivering housing solutions for...
Architects | Gensler | June 29, 2017
Out of the many insights that night, everyone agreed that the healthcare industry is ripe...
AEC Tech | Gensler | May 23, 2017
As AI proves safe, big business will want to reduce overhead.

Gensler’s Sleep Set 2016 concept. Image © Gensler.

Hotel Facilities | Gensler | May 19, 2017
There’s a shift from accommodating to specific market niches towards places that can...

Image © Carvana.

Building Automation | Gensler | April 27, 2017
Significant changes are underway as automotive manufacturers and retailers try to...

Moffitt Cancer Center Core Laboratory. Image © Gensler

Architects | Gensler | April 13, 2017
While most labs are designed to achieve that basic functionality, a transformational lab...

Image: Jasper Sanidad.

Building Team | Gensler | March 28, 2017
Restroom access affects everyone: people with medical needs or disabilities, caretakers,...

Image © George Clerk.

Hotel Facilities | Gensler | February 20, 2017
Change is inevitable and it impacts on everything, not least on the way we design.
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