Published by Gensler, a global design firm with 5,000 practitioners networked across five continents, GenslerOn 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:
Sustainability | January 16, 2018 | GenslerOn 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 | GenslerOn 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 | GenslerOn Brenden Jackson

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

Architects | October 30, 2017 | GenslerOn 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 | GenslerOn 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 | GenslerOn Hiro Aso

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 | September 07, 2017 | GenslerOn 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 | GenslerOn 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 | GenslerOn John J. parman

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

A rendering of the Hub on Causeway

The Hub on Causeway. Rendering courtesy of Gensler

Retail Centers | July 27, 2017 | GenslerOn David Glover

Consumers expect more from retailers and brands than ever before.

Image © The Student Hotel, Photography by Kasia Gatkowska

Architects | July 19, 2017 | GenslerOn Jonathan Breen and Diana Lee

The Student Hotel is representative of a new model for delivering housing solutions for students globally. 

Architects | June 29, 2017 | GenslerOn Tama Duffy Day

Out of the many insights that night, everyone agreed that the healthcare industry is ripe for disruption and that communities contribute immensely...

AEC Tech | May 23, 2017 | GenslerOn William Ringer

As AI proves safe, big business will want to reduce overhead.

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

Hotel Facilities | May 19, 2017 | GenslerOn Nicola Law

There’s a shift from accommodating to specific market niches towards places that can adapt to changing moods and activities.

Image © Carvana.

Building Automation | April 27, 2017 | GenslerOn Deeg Snyder

Significant changes are underway as automotive manufacturers and retailers try to anticipate consumer demands in changes in their business models....

Moffitt Cancer Center Core Laboratory. Image © Gensler

Architects | April 13, 2017 | GenslerOn Justin Cratty and Erik Lustgarten

While most labs are designed to achieve that basic functionality, a transformational lab environment prioritizes a science organization’s most valu...

Image: Jasper Sanidad.

Building Team | March 28, 2017 | GenslerOn Nick Bryan

Restroom access affects everyone: people with medical needs or disabilities, caretakers, transgender people, parents with children of the opposite...

Image © George Clerk.

Hotel Facilities | February 20, 2017 | GenslerOn Claire Richmond

Change is inevitable and it impacts on everything, not least on the way we design.

Motorola Mobility’s Chicago Headquarters fuses cutting-edge technology and workplace design to become a benchmark for the creative office. Image © Gensler.

Education Facility | February 07, 2017 | GenslerOn Meghan Webster

As companies are increasingly looking for people who can do things like communicate clearly, solve complex challenges, lead teams, and define strat...

Sports and Recreational Facilities | January 26, 2017 | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings Jennifer Williams

Human performance facilities are emerging as a new way for people to attend to their overall wellness.

One Museum Place, Shanghai. Image © Gensler.

High-rise Construction | January 04, 2017 | GenslerOn Russell Gilchrist

In spite of the ability to build tall and taller buildings—usually fully glazed, often in extreme climates with increasingly smart technologies—it...

CBRE Masonic Temple in Glendale, California. Image © Gensler/Ryan Gobuty.

Office Building Design | December 14, 2016 | GenslerOn Kevin Rosenstein

More, and more, companies are emphasizing the importance of creating a meaningful sense of place in the office environment for all of their employe...

Image © Gensler

Augmented Reality | December 12, 2016 | GenslerOn Alan Robles

With the Trimble Software for Microsoft’s HoloLens device we’re able to bring into the physical world what exists only digitally.

Mecklenburg County Land Use Environmental Service Agency, Charlotte, NC, Image © Gensler.

Architects | December 01, 2016 | GenslerOn Bob Peck

Government work settings ranked the lowest in their effectiveness across the four work modes: focus (individual) work, collaboration, socializing (...

The Washington Post's nerve center. Image © Garrett Rowland.

Office Building Design | November 14, 2016 | GenslerOn Sumita Arora, Co-Leader of Gensler’s Global Media Practice

The converged environment is a live-streaming workplace, a zone where news and content flow continuously and speed to market is everything.

Costa Rica Convention Center. Image © Gensler

Building Team | November 07, 2016 | GenslerOn Lorraine Francis, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Biomimicry takes inspiration from nature’s form, processes, and ecosystems to solve human problems. This design method, which incorporates lessons...

Image © Gensler

Architects | October 14, 2016 | GenslerOn Martin Gollwitzer

As technology continues to evolve, we have to simultaneously adapt and help our clients think beyond the short term, writes Gensler's Martin Gollwi...

Image © Gensler

Office Building Design | September 30, 2016 | GenslerOn Lena Kitson + Kimberly Foster

No matter how lavish the amenities, they’ll prove ineffective in making any kind of positive impact if they don’t align to a company’s culture and...

Image © Gensler

Architects | September 19, 2016 | GenslerOn Diane Hoskins

Over the past 100 years, how we work has changed dramatically, and these changes have impacted workplace design.

City Point Brooklyn - Food Hall Study images.

Architects | September 13, 2016 | GenslerOn Toshi Kasai, Design Director, Hospitality Architecture, Gensler

Food halls have not only become an economical solution for restauranteurs and chefs experiencing skyrocketing retail prices and rents in large citi...

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