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Healthcare Facilities | July 15, 2019 | Gensler Dialogue Amy Carter, Bethany Callihan, and James Crispino

Below are five strategies to improve access and patient experience.

How the Internet of Things will transform airport environments

Auckland Airport — Auckland, New Zealand. Photo courtesy Gensler

Airports | May 20, 2019 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Scott Gorenc, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Designer, Gensler

Connected devices and their wealth of data have led to significant improvements in operational efficiency and passenger experience in airports.

April 30, 2019 | Gensler Dialogue Diane Hoskins

Our data reveal what is truly going on in the current workplace, with insights on how workplace design can deliver new value to organizations.

It’s time for office amenities to get to work

At Campari Group’s new North American headquarters in New York, four distinct bar-like experiences offer more than just a place for employees and guests to blow off steam. Photo courtesy Gensler

Architects | April 08, 2019 | Gensler Dialogue Amanda Carroll, IIDA, CID, LEED AP, Workplace Leader, Principal, Gensler

Amenities with the greatest impact on effectiveness and experience are those that directly support the work needs of individual employees and their...

How the built environment can help the climate crisis

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Sustainability | November 05, 2018 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Anthony Brower

Our buildings and cities will have to experiment with new climate responsive forms, and in many cases, the built environment will require dramatic...

Leland Federal Building

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

Sustainability | October 03, 2018 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Chris Mundell And Maria Perez

Many companies are influenced by the misconception that only some projects can qualify as sustainable.

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 | September 17, 2018 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Ryan Cavanaugh

One way to solve for the future is to disrupt the expected.

Office Building Design | August 27, 2018 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Janet Pogue McLaurin

The degree of open or enclosed doesn't matter in high-performing work environments. If the space is designed to function well, all individual space...

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 | August 06, 2018 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Anthony Brower

The architecture, engineering, and construction industry will have to make major adjustments in the years ahead now that many state, city and local...

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 | July 18, 2018 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Jane Stull

When our Gensler La Crosse office relocated last year, we leveraged the opportunity to support an agile workplace strategy (aka, no assigned seatin...

teachers in a coLab
Education Facility | June 25, 2018 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Santiago Rivera

Known as the Teacher coLab, the rejuvenated space takes inspiration from academic incubators in higher education.

Green | May 25, 2018 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Alicia Gomez Jimenez

The healthcare community is looking at adopting integrated care systems in which outdoor healing and therapeutic gardens are an essential complemen...

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Architects | May 03, 2018 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Audrey Handelman

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 | April 19, 2018 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Tom Vecchione And Erin Saven

Here are five ways that amenities can help developers and building owners attract and secure tenants by appealing to their inhabitants.

Healthcare Facilities | March 28, 2018 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Ahmed Zaman

Sound can also be healing. It promotes a culture of quietness and enhances environments, not just for patients but also for caretakers.

Architects | March 26, 2018 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Lorraine Morgan, CID, NCIDQ and Evgeniya Chadovich

The City of San Diego is home to the fourth largest homeless population in the U.S.

Office Building Design | March 13, 2018 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Johnathan Sandler And Luke Rondel

Workplace data is being put to use by corporate service groups to provide a better employee experience and empower the businesses that are their cu...

Architects | February 27, 2018 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Debora Novarini And Circe Mendez

The concept of “selfie walls” has been around for years, but with their growing popularity they have begun to evolve and take on a life of their ow...

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 | February 20, 2018 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Ryan Cavanaugh

It is critical to not view the physical branch as just another sales channel, but as an important touchpoint along a customer’s journey.

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

Architects | February 14, 2018 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Joe pobiner

2017 saw the continuation of the evolution of expectations on the part of consumers, developers, office workers, and cities.

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 | February 06, 2018 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Ryan Cavanaugh

Retail is embracing new generations. For the last 10 years, all the chatter has been about millennials and how to appease their desire for ease of...

Sustainability | January 16, 2018 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Katie Mesia

Major cities, like Washington, D.C., make up less than 2% of the world’s landmass, but they contribute 77% of the world’s CO2 emissions.

Office Building Design | December 15, 2017 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Jennifer Gebhardt

Once you secure outstanding talent, how do you keep the creative juices flowing and help employees feel more connected to their company’s culture?...

District Winery, one of DC’s latest waterfront amenities

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

Architects | December 01, 2017 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Brenden Jackson

The nature of waterfront redevelopment has been evolutionary, in the truest sense of the word.

Architects | October 30, 2017 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Joe Pobiner

What do we think the future will look like 30 years or so from now? And what will City: 2050 be like?

University of Kansas Capitol Federal Hall

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

Green | October 04, 2017 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Diane Hoskins

To keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius of warming, the International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that the global buildings sector...

A newly developed waterfront space in London

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

Architects | September 19, 2017 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Hiro Aso

What does Good Growth mean and how do we set about achieving it?

A man sits in a cafe

Image Jeff Sheldon, unsplash.com

Senior Living Design | September 07, 2017 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Laura Latham, Tama Duffy Day, and Lee Lindahl

Despite our enhanced understanding of how integral socialization and engagement are to long-term health, we continue to perpetuate a senior housing...

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

August 24, 2017 | Gensler Dialogue Blog Rose Hung

Find out how Gensler transformed one of Silicon Valley’s largest shopping destinations into an immersive lifestyle destination.

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 | August 11, 2017 | Gensler Dialogue Blog John J. parman

Healthcare exemplifies how technology innovations like digital connectivity and artificial intelligence are playing out in ordinary life.

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