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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...
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...
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