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Wednesday
Apr082015

Software Shouldn’t Dictate Process

It’s time for a project management solution as unique as your project. Image © Christine Maurer

Gensler’s La Crosse office has created Profection (TM), a web-based, configurable project information management application that helps clients handle large, multifaceted projects from construction to rebranding to standards implementation.

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Thursday
Apr022015

Stress, Performance and Workplace Design

Are trading floors stressing out financial service professionals? Image © Gensler

Gensler’s Financial Services Firms practice area is investigating the connection between stress, performance, and workplace design—and they’ve focused on a notorious hotbed of stress: the trading floor. The team recently published the first stage of their research, Trading Stress for Wellness. We spoke with research team members Rocco Giannetti, Kimberly Kelly, and Braxton Satterfield to learn more about the project.

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Tuesday
Mar312015

The Value of Repositioning: A Review of Critical Trends and Ideas for Enhancing Building Performance

Gensler's Los Angeles Office. Image © Gensler

Editors’ Note: In late October 2014, a council of architects and designers gathered at the National Association of Real estate Investment Manager’s (NAREIM) Architecture and Engineering Meeting in Chicago to debate new ways real estate may adapt to keep up with the functional and cultural needs of human life. Doug Tichenor, a market analyst in Gensler’s Chicago office, discussed how new function and design can add value to existing core inventory. A version of this article originally ran on NAREIM's website.

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Monday
Mar302015

Millennials Define the Creative Workspace

Facebook's new headquarters in Palo Alto exemplifies a workplace designed to harness Millennials' creativity. Image © Jasper Sanidad

In a recent article published in the Viewpoints, a publication of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers, I argue that the current workspace is no longer ruled by a certain type of company or by the desire to set-up shop at a particular location. Instead the Millennial generation is predominantly shaping how we work and how companies interact with their employees.

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Tuesday
Mar242015

Work Hard, Play Hard Under One Roof

Image © Gensler

“The fitness center has been thoughtfully designed with everything Symantec was looking for: energy, fun, sophistication, modernity, hospitality, state of the art equipment and technology and inspiration.” - Becky Locke-Laden, Workplace Innovation & Program Development, Symantec

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