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Friday
Sep122014

Work in the City: Urban Diversification

Image © Gensler

It is no secret that the global population is exploding, or that the majority of that growth is urban. Cities will inevitably have to accommodate populations that are not only larger but significantly more diverse. This diversity will be expressed across the board, from demographic and international migration patterns, to economic practices, evolving ideas about work and the workplace and the make-up of individual lives. Diversification is a defining feature of the world we live in. Cities are where diverse cultural and lifestyle strands mix, collide, and spur changes that affect many aspects of human life, including work.

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Monday
Sep082014

Project Spotlight: WAMU and the Future of Radio

Image © Alan Karchmer

People often forget that radio helped create the mass media saturated world in which we now live.

Before cable television streamed content 24/7 and the Internet gave us the power to maintain constant contact with friends and colleagues, it was radio frequencies that disseminated information and connected people separated by significant geographic boundaries. Today, radio is just one of many forms of mass media available, but it remains an indispensable component of everyday life (imagine driving in your car in utter silence). Yet radio is not immune to the profound disruption taking place within the media industry today. It’s a medium that’s evolving to meet the demands of 21st century consumers.

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Friday
Sep052014

Gensler Explores Video Storytelling With FSU Students

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This past year, I had the distinct pleasure of working with graduate students from Florida State University's Department of Interior Design. The students were exploring ways to use video storytelling to share their thesis research and design outcomes. At Gensler, we are also exploring how to use video storytelling to keep clients and others informed about design trends.

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Monday
Aug252014

Project Spotlight: The Breakaway Group

The Breakaway Group’s new workspace in Greenwood Village, Colo. Image © Ryan Gobuty

How do you create a workplace that reflects a company’s unique culture and values while augmenting workers’ ability to do their jobs? This was the question a group of designers in Gensler’s Denver office sought to address while working closely with The Breakaway Group on the design of the company’s new workplace.

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Wednesday
Jul022014

Customizing a Mixed-Use Building in Real Time: The Finance Centre Tower 

A rendering of the Finance Centre Tower. Image © Gensler

The Finance Centre Tower is Daiichi Properties’ latest addition to the Fort Bonifacio Global City Skyline. Fort Bonifacio Global City is the emerging central business district in the Philippines capital of Manila. It is representative of the accelerated economic growth of the Philippines, which is currently the second strongest in the Asia after China’s. This growth has stemmed from the country’s burgeoning service sector, which is generating an increased number of jobs and growing the demand for commercial and office real estate. Because places like Fort Bonifacio need more commercial office buildings, the property market in Bonifacio Global City has been significantly bolstered in recent years.

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