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Personal insights and opinions from Gensler's global experts on how design innovation creates more livable cities, smarter workplaces and more engaging leisure destinations.


Designing the First Triple-Certified Green Building in China

Johnson Controls Headquarters Asia-Pacific in Shanghai combines energy efficiency, building well-being design, and smart technology— pushing the boundaries of sustainability.

How Authenticity and Locality Shaped a Luxury Hotel

With a design concept developed around a regional architectural tradition, the Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya brings a new level of luxury to Kuwait City’s skyline.

The Open Office Isn’t Dead

Open plan offices have their fair share of supporters and detractors. Contrary to recent research calling their efficacy into question, Janet Pogue McLaurin argues that an open plan can be just as effective as a private one. What matters is that design aligns with employees’ needs.

Why Branding Is Critical to a City’s Success

Just as businesses can benefit from an effective branding strategy, so do cities. By shaping their own narrative, cities can promote urban growth or revitalization.

But First, Let Me Take a Selfie: Designing Sharable Moments

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 own.

Red Bull Reenergizes a Warehouse Into Their Atlanta Workplace

Southern charm and the high-octane world of Red Bull collide for an enthusiastic atmosphere in their new Atlanta office.