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Passionate about solving complex urban problems and with a particular expertise in the integration of infrastructure...
As an Urban Planner in Gensler's London Office, Michaela focuses on complex urban projects with an expertise in the...
As Regional Managing Principal for the Greater China Region, Xiaomei closely oversees the growth and development of...
Carlos is a Co-Managing Director of Gensler Miami, focusing on the growth and leadership of the office. He brings...
A survey of cities using transit-served urban centers to spark renewal.Dialogue Article
As we approach a new normal for urban density, the cities that are best positioned for the future are evolving along...dialogue BLOG
and Shawn Gehle What are the true limiters to future urban development? This proposition ignited CAPACITY, the...Blog Archive
Analyzing what drives downtown resurgence and its surrounding areas.Gensler Research Institute
Image: Wikimedia. Driven by robust growth, New York’s Department of City Planning projected the city’s population to...Blog Archive
Work in the City is a yearlong initiative directed at key drivers redefining how the rapidly changing landscape of...Blog Archive
Cities like Los Angeles are becoming more attractive to corporate tenants who want to leverage the amenities...Blog Archive
It is no secret that the global population is exploding, or that the majority of that growth is urban. Cities will...Blog Archive
TRANSFORMING THE URBAN EXPERIENCE THROUGH DESIGNDialogue Issue
How do we address the challenges presented by urban centers largely built in the building boom of post-World War II...Blog Archive
This issue discusses the role of design in creating the places where people live, work, and play in urban centers...Design Forecast
Gensler Chicago hosted a conversation around formulating a collective vision for an economically thriving and...dialogue BLOG
The UK, London and the South East have, for many years, been the focus of the nation’s conversations around economic...Blog Archive
Gensler's London Underline won Best Conceptual Project at the 2015 London Planning Awards. As highlighted in the...Blog Archive
Can China create better cities? For China’s cities to grow while maintaining a sense of community, we must enrich...Gensler Research Institute
Gensler Oakland’s 3D model of Oakland. It’s no longer breaking news that the Bay Area is one of the most expensive...Blog Archive
Creating a tool to help urban planning projects address social and environmental impact without sacrificing...Gensler Research Institute
Denver and Seoul see airports keying economic growth and global standingdialogue BLOG
The Livability IssueDialogue Issue
Vibrant communities are the building blocks of our fast-paced, increasingly urban world. To help cities thrive...dialogue BLOG
Cities are cool. I find myself increasingly fascinated with how attractive city living is for so many new urban...Blog Archive
Building a framework for residential conversion for underperforming office buildings.Gensler Research Institute
Gensler New York's The Guild. In a recent Financial Times article, Kate Allen chronicles the rush back into urban...Blog Archive
What is the commercial value of open space? Property owners, developers, and investors are willing to pay a premium...Gensler Research Institute
Ian Mulcahey takes a look inside Ice Watch Paris at COP21. Video ? Gensler COP21 is an international diplomatic...Blog Archive
Sports developments are benefiting more than just fans of the game by becoming hubs for local economic growth and...Dialogue Article
Airports big and small are welcoming travelers with terminals that reflect their locale.Dialogue Article
This post is part of a blog series related to Dialogue 30, "The Livability Issue.” As designers and planners, we...Blog Archive
It’s hard for many of us at Gensler Los Angeles to believe that we are about to hit our five year anniversary of...Blog Archive
Modern cities can be built on time-honored principles and shaped by regional culture and local values, as...
This post is part of a blog series related to Dialogue 30, "The Livability Issue.” As we wait to see the full...Blog Archive
The word “resilience” sparks thoughts of natural disasters. Three current Gensler projects show that it’s really...Dialogue Article
Gensler’s Detroit office hosted a discussion on urban innovations and their impact on the future of a mobile...dialogue BLOG
Because every project we work on is either part of the problem or part of the solution, we made a commitment to...dialogue BLOG
University of Kansas Capitol Federal Hall. Photo: Garrett Rowland. This post is part of a series in which we look at...Blog Archive
Jordan Berta. I see a picture of a girl sitting near New York City’s Highline, gazing out on an empty street. It’s...Blog Archive
This post is part of a series related to Uniting Healthcare + Community. In many places across the U.S., hospitals...Blog Archive
As we consider the future of cities, we must also be cognizant of the forces of change that will impact how we...dialogue BLOG
Downtown San José’s thriving Farmer’s Market is just one example of the City’s increasing efforts to adapt existing...Blog Archive
Learning from San Francisco’s Urban Tech Boom.Gensler Research Institute
The lines between traditionally segregated cities and suburbs are blurring as the breakdown between the spatial...Blog Archive
THE QUESTION OF THE CITY How will Houston accommodate 100,000 new residents annually for the next 10 years? What...Blog Archive
Addressing sea level rise and major storms threats in vulnerable cities.Gensler Research Institute
Confidential mixed-use project. This post is part of a series, “What Makes My City Livable?” on how cities make the...Blog Archive
What does the explosive growth of shared electric scooters tell us about the changing dynamics of city life? And how...dialogue BLOG
The Baby Boomers and their parents made home ownership a central component of the American Dream. Millennials are...Blog Archive
Two recent Gensler research initiatives have harnessed the crowdsourced power of multiple cultural, geographic, and...Dialogue Article
America’s Urban Campus emerged as a seminal idea at a Dialogues panel discussion out of Gensler’s Chicago office...Blog Archive
With 42 million inhabitants, set to grow to 120 million by 2050, China’s Pearl River Delta is experiencing...Blog Archive
The new front door for the Jeppesen Terminal at Denver International Airport. The problem with the buzz these days...Blog Archive
The idea of sustainability, as we currently understand it, just doesn’t hold for the developing world.dialogue BLOG
This post is part of our series on Vibrant Communities. On June 11, I had the privilege of giving a TEDx talk, at...Blog Archive
Gensler Singapore hosted a panel examining the impact that repositioning smart cities might have on a...dialogue BLOG
Future visions for aligning mobility and development – LA Forward. This post is part of a series, “What Makes My...Blog Archive
Illumina’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Headquarters will promote scientific innovation through better...Blog Archive
Non-communicable diseases (NCD) are responsible for 63% of annual deaths, making them the leading cause of death...Blog Archive
In my last post on the connection between cities and health I outlined what I see as both an opportunity and a...Blog Archive
Work was a silo, but now we stack, embed, and overlay it with the rest of life to create great synergies and...Dialogue Article
Playa Jefferson, Looking through the Commons. In my last post, I attempted to define what designers mean when we say...Blog Archive
A few months ago, a fellow Gensler blogger raised this issue in relation to the workplace. The number of jobs...Blog Archive
If there’s one area Costa Rica could improve upon, it’s the coexistence of its largest city San José with the...dialogue BLOG
Jason Pugh, the incoming president of the National Organization of Minority Architects and a practitioner at...dialogue BLOG
In the face of the complex system of racial injustice, it can feel daunting to try to make a difference, but as...dialogue BLOG
It's time to re-imagine the future of London. Gensler’s London office is situated within the City of London, or the...Blog Archive
On a normal day, Seattle’s Westlake Park is a bustling public plaza, traversed by tourists, shoppers, and commuters...Blog Archive
San Francisco’s Visitor Information Center. / Michael Townsend. There is something about the size and scale of a...Blog Archive
Of the more popular words that characterise growth in the nine years since the 2008 recession is innovation! The...Blog Archive
An exploration of factors that are likely to transform everyday life in ways that reshape its design and experience.Design Forecast
Live, Work, Play developments will dictate the future of urban and suburban planning. Current development practices...Blog Archive
Today’s society is more urban, digital and fast-paced than ever before. The downside of this is the overall loss of...Blog Archive
This article originally appeared in the Architects' Journal (subscription required). Hamburg is a city defined by...Blog Archive
Source: deposit photos Looking for a new home? What if I told you that a Passive House could reduce your annual...Blog Archive
Video ? Gensler In 2013 Gensler launched a three-year initiative called Reimagining Cities aimed at prompting a...Blog Archive
Thrifting has become a staple for young people in urban enclaves. The appeal of putting a unique stamp on an outfit...Blog Archive
What role do the arts play in Houston’s culture? My wife and I moved to Houston over 40 years ago and truly love...Blog Archive
Here are several opportunities commercial real estate developers can consider when converting or repositioning...dialogue BLOG
Does Los Angeles have a public transit future? To counteract L.A.’s car identity, creative public transportation...Gensler Research Institute
How will the world of 2025 impact work and the workplace? Four experts in demographics, economics, transportation...Dialogue Article
Why do some brands thrive in new markets while others fall flat? An understanding of local context and an openness...Gensler Research Institute
Four world cities, separated by oceans and continents, have much in common, yet are uniquely themselves. Each has...Dialogue Article
North America’s still a huge market for leisure—entertainment, retail, hospitality and mixed use. But the form...Dialogue Article
Investigating opportunities to mitigate climate change through design and architecture.Gensler Research Institute
Gensler's San Francisco Bay Area offices hosted a panel discussion on new strategies being used to shape the future...dialogue BLOG
As the building blocks of smart cities, intelligent workplaces combine data and design to help people work smarter.Dialogue Article
How can boutique hotels cater to the desires of today’s travelers?Gensler Research Institute
How do large companies manage their real estate assets to support an international workforce? Three CRE leaders in...Dialogue Article
Gensler’s New York office hosted a discussion on how we can build a better, more equitable city for future...dialogue BLOG
Gensler Houston hosted a panel to discuss topics ranging from mobility, to climate change, and the future of...dialogue BLOG
This post is part of a series related to Uniting Healthcare + Community. Several months ago, my son fractured his...Blog Archive
Academic incubators are becoming engines for new economies, knowledge networks, and R&D.Dialogue Article
Cities across the country need more housing but aren’t building it. In California, this challenge has become a...Blog Archive
What makes for a positive retail experience?Gensler Research Institute
This post is part of a series on the rise of healthcare accelerators, and fostering collaborative medicine through...Blog Archive
Mumbai coastline. Photo: Dhurandar. In 2017, retailers in Europe are focusing on accelerating change in the...Blog Archive
Medical travel is a growing trend, as increasingly, more people are traveling to seek care. Anyone who’s ever...Blog Archive
Can existing buildings adapt to stay relevant? In established markets like the United States, the future of office...Gensler Research Institute
Paradigm shifts in building design are accelerated when the ingredients for advanced solutions come together, and...dialogue BLOG
An exploration into the issues impacting the public library and how design can support its changing role in...Gensler Research Institute
An inside look at how we satisfy the insatiable demand for data.Dialogue Article
1871, Chicago’s new co-working space, incubator and business accelerator. . Even though we have designed coworking...Blog Archive
New pressures on their teams are leading organizations to offer balanced and flexible work settings that adapt to...Dialogue Article
Gensler's Los Angeles Office. Editors’ Note: In late October 2014, a council of architects and designers gathered at...Blog Archive
At nearly 500-meters high, Suzhou Zhongnan Center represents a new paradigm for tall building design and vertical...dialogue BLOG
When Phil Washington took the helm of the LA Metro in 2015, he spoke about connecting transit-oriented communities —...dialogue BLOG
We believe human experience is the future of design. People are the one constant in this era of dramatic...dialogue BLOG
This post originally appeared on the blog jordangoldstein.net. Several months ago, I spoke on a Bisnow panel that...Blog Archive
This Class A office building (right) and five story empty warehouse (left) both sold for similar prices per square...Blog Archive
Our 2017 Design Forecast considers how design will deliver tomorrow’s vibrant cities, rich personal experiences, and...Design Forecast
Editor’s note: This blog post is part of the GenslerOn Rio 2016 blog series. As Brazil hosts the 2016 Summer Olympic...Blog Archive
Chicago's skyline, like those in cities around the world, is about to be populated by more high rise buildings...Blog Archive
What have London & Tokyo got in common? Both are modern cities with Olympics experience. That AND the Gensler...Blog Archive
Here are five considerations for setting up a successful logistics center that will meet the challenges in last-mile...dialogue BLOG
The Garage at Northwestern, This year Pamela Delphenich (PD) led a series of conversations on key issues surrounding...Blog Archive
The University of Chicago may be best known for its ivied quadrangles and collegiate gothic building stock, but it...Blog Archive
Gensler’s Washington, D.C. office hosted a hyperlocal conversation focused on what the resilience challenge means...dialogue BLOG
Creating a spatial prediction model to respond to shared, electric, and autonomous vehicles and their impact on the...Gensler Research Institute
Well-designed supertall buildings like the Shanghai Tower, pictured on the right, can help reduce energy usage...Blog Archive
In 1916, Navy Pier was the only pier built of the original five called for in Daniel Burnham’s plan for the city of...Blog Archive
Gensler Charlotte hosted a discussion about critical issues of affordable housing and homelessness facing our...dialogue BLOG
Gensler’s Newport Beach office hosted a panel discussion on topics ranging from mobility to interconnected...dialogue BLOG
High-profile tech companies and consumer brands are relocating to Washington, DC. And they’re not coming for the...dialogue BLOG
Building upon our BoomTown framework to understand the essential elements for multigenerational communities.Gensler Research Institute
As brands blend and the digital merges with the physical, a new type of convergence is defining the built...Dialogue Article
A deep dive into the changing German workplace and how they can improve productivity and satisfaction through...Gensler Research Institute
This post is part of a series in which we look at the critical role that the architecture and design play in global...Blog Archive
“I don't want to be in the suburbs. I want to be in the City. That’s where the girls are and the action and the...Blog Archive
On November 19th, 2015, the Denver International Airport (DEN) Westin Hotel and plaza will open to guests. Not only...Blog Archive
The 2014 FIFA World Cup proved that when it comes to leisure, Latin America is a player. Sports are big, but the...Dialogue Article
Companies are looking for a faster and more efficient way to ship goods to consumers. Intermodal transportation...dialogue BLOG
What are the long-term implications that will change how we experience shopping and leisure destinations?dialogue BLOG
COVID-19 could force us to improve construction's supply chain impact.dialogue BLOG
Client insights from Gensler Morristown's panel discussion on workplace performance.dialogue BLOG
Gensler’s New Jersey office hosted a panel discussion on topics ranging from social equity, to new modes of...dialogue BLOG
Gensler Dallas hosted a panel discussion exploring global trends in workplace and office building design, and how...dialogue BLOG
As work increasingly happens anywhere, what are companies doing to get people to come in to the workplace?Dialogue Article
We investigated how the U.S. Postal Service can best use its existing real estate to further its mission in the...Gensler Research Institute
Gensler’s top clients, design visionaries, and thought leaders co-create the future.Dialogue Article
As global leaders come together to address how the collective community can help reduce CO2 emissions, we understand...dialogue BLOG
Are today’s communities prepared for our rapidly growing, healthy, and savvy aging population?Gensler Research Institute
This blog is part of a series, BoomTown, examining how we design communities for all ages. The evidence is...Blog Archive
Partners HealthCare's new LEED Gold campus. This post is part of a series in which we look at the critical role that...Blog Archive
Banfield Pet Hospital. / Ryan Gobuty. This post is part of a series in which we look at the critical role that the...Blog Archive
Image: Pexels. Today, designers, developers and city planners who struggle to predict and prepare for an autonomous...Blog Archive
An education nonprofit is employing design and creative thinking to give underserved youth a place to explore their...Dialogue Article
Why the future of health and wellness is human-centric and localized.Dialogue Article
Pedro Szekely. On Friday, Aug. 19, London launched its first Night Tube service, which provides night-time services...Blog Archive
Blackstone Residence Hall, This post is part of our series on Vibrant Communities. Several months ago we wrote about...Blog Archive
Data has a way of ruthlessly illuminating reality. Take the most recent Census Bureau numbers, which shed light on...Blog Archive
The Town Hall Apartments at the Center on Halsted This past Sunday, hundreds of thousands marched jubilantly in...Blog Archive
This post is the first in Academic Incubators, a series in which Gensler designers will explain what academic...Blog Archive
Center 78 in Warren, New Jersey. I once read that over 80 percent of the office buildings in New Jersey were built...Blog Archive
Many perspectives shape leisure in the region. But there’s common ground in customers’ desire for a rich mix of...Dialogue Article
With a design inspired by the city, its surrounding natural environment, and DEN’s iconic tents, the Westin Hotel is...Blog Archive
Modern cities can be built on time-honored principles and shaped by regional culture and local values, as...
Exploring the top trends in sports, such as sports-anchored districts, wellness spaces, and off-season revenue...
Workplace Forecast: Liberated from old constraints, prepared to go where their talents are best supported, an urban...
These are the trends that Gensler designers and architects are focused on in the coming year to help our clients...
Lifestyle Forecast: Leisure’s need for a customer experience that’s real, authentic, and seamless is a challenge for...
Community Forecast: Contemporary life’s disruptions and opportunities form the working agenda for cities and their...
Exploring the top trends in critical facilities, such as supercomputing, colocation data centers, and command...
Exploring the top design trends in office buildings, from workplace mobility to high-performance systems to mass...
To make a positive difference, we have to design for the needs of people first.
Exploring the top trends in technology companies, including coworking, the rise of big data, the humane workplace...
As the lead strategic planning consultant for California College of the Arts (CCA), Gensler developed a...
Jet.com’s rapid growth required an expansion of their Hoboken, NJ, workspace into the 7th floor. In response to...
New York City is expected to exceed 9 million residents by 2030. How can urban design help a city like New York that...
As the City of Sandy Springs approached its 10-year anniversary, it began to look ahead to the next decade of...
Overlooking Chapultepec Park and enjoying expansive views of the city’s most recognizable landmarks, this global...
Anticipating a global shift to clean and renewable energy, the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy...
This new business center reflects the global nature and entrepreneurial spirit of the college’s students, while...
Walmart’s new 350-acre home office will be fully integrated into the community, and inclusive of the natural beauty...
London – Global architecture and design firm Gensler, celebrates the completion of its new European Headquarters at...Press Release
Celebrating its 10th year, the Scholarship honors the work of promising architecture students from under-represented...Press Release
World’s largest architecture, design and planning firm leads discussion on building performance and CO2 emissions in...Press Release