Gensler

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Gensler
Private
Industry Architecture
Founded 1965; 53 years ago (1965)
San Francisco, California, U.S
Founders
  • M. Arthur Gensler Jr.
  • Drue Gensler
  • James Follett
Headquarters San Francisco, California, U.S
Number of locations
46 offices in 12 countries[1]
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
  • Andy Cohen, Co-CEO
  • Diane Hoskins, Co-CEO
Services [2]
Revenue US$1.2 billion (2016)[3]
Number of employees
5,000+ (as of 2015)[4]
Website www.gensler.com

M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates, Inc., referred to as Gensler, is an American design and architecture firm headquartered in San Francisco, California.[5][6] In 2015, Gensler generated $1.18 billion in revenue, the most of any architecture firm based in the United States.[7] As of 2015, it operated offices in 46 cities in 16 countries worldwide.[8]

Founding

Art Gensler, along with his wife Drue Gensler acting as office manager, and their associate, James Follett, founded the firm in 1965.[9] The firm originally focused on corporate interiors,[8] but has since diversified into numerous forms of architecture and design, including commercial office buildings, retail centers, airports, education facilities, and entertainment complexes. It is also involved in planning and urban design, brand strategy, environmental graphic design, mission-critical facilities, sustainable design consulting, and other areas.[10]

Staff

As of 2018, the firm employed more than 5,500 people working in 46 offices in 16 countries. Gensler's newest office is in Portland, Oregon, which was opened in 2018.[8]

Recognition

Gensler was awarded the Architecture Firm Award in 2000 by the American Institute of Architects.[11]

In 2015, Gensler was awarded for their proposed London Underline project.[12]

Founder Art Gensler received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Design Futures Council in 2016.[13]

Notable projects

Built

Unbuilt

References

  1. ^ "Gensler offices".
  2. ^ "Gensler Services".
  3. ^ "Gensler revenue".
  4. ^ "Gensler Size" (PDF). AIACC. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  5. ^ O'Connell, Jonathan (August 26, 2012). "Gensler, with Robert Peck on board, expanding consulting practice". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  6. ^ "M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates, Inc". Hoover's. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  7. ^ "Top 300 Architecture Firms". Architectural Record. June 2016. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
  8. ^ a b c Ikenson, Ben (July 2013). "Gensler's Secret Sauce". Metropolis. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  9. ^ Cassidy, Robert (January 3, 2012). "Art Gensler: Still Making a Difference for Clients Every Day". Building Design+Construction. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  10. ^ "About Gensler" (PDF). Gensler. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  11. ^ "Gensler Wins AIA Firm Award". Architecture Week. June 7, 2000. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  12. ^ "Temples and tunnels among winners of top planning awards". London Planning Awards.
  13. ^ "Art Gensler Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Design Futures Council". Design Intelligence. Design Futures Council. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  14. ^ Russell, James S. (October 22, 2008). "JetBlue's New Terminal at JFK Offers Huge Capacity, No Charm". Bloomberg News. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  15. ^ "Abu Dhabi Financial Centre". Genzler. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  16. ^ Glentzer, Molly (April 8, 2011). "Houston Ballet's home points city to Theater District". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  17. ^ "San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2". Genzler. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  18. ^ "The Avenues - Phase III". Genzler. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  19. ^ Divecha, Devina (August 1, 2011). "Gensler to design Facebook's London office". ConstructionWeekOnline.com. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  20. ^ "Duke Kunshan University". Genzler. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  21. ^ "Shanghai Tower". Genzler. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  22. ^ "Tower at PNC Plaza". Genzler. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  23. ^ "Dallas Workspaces Are Going Digital". D Magazine. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
  24. ^ "Farmers Field". Genzler. Retrieved July 7, 2014.

Further reading

  • McKee, Bradford (March 2005). "Art Gensler: The Boss". Architecture. 89 (5). BPI Communications, Inc. p. 127.
  • "Arthur Gensler - AIACC Lifetime Achievement Award" (PDF). AIACC. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  • "Art Gensler proud of design, largest architect firm in world". Retrieved December 29, 2016.

External links

  • Official website
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