Gensler is an American design and architecture firm headquartered in San Francisco. Art and Drue Gensler, and their associate, James Follett, founded the firm in 1965. The firm originally focused on corporate interior design, but has since diversified into numerous forms of architecture and design, including commercial office buildings, retail centers, airports, education facilities and entertainment complexes.
Gensler designs interior spaces for living and working. They believe interior performance can be measured in human and organizational terms and that hitting the mark means designing not just for visual impact, but also for health, comfort, flexibility and ease of use.
It is also involved in planning and urban design, brand strategy, environmental graphic design, mission-critical facilities, sustainable design consulting and other areas. As of 2015, the firm employs more than 4,800 people working in 46 offices in 16 countries. Gensler’s newest offices are Mexico City and Sydney.
Its purpose is to bring innovation, quality and sustainable performance with international projects in scope and range.
Interesting Facts about Gensler
1. During the last year, Gensler worked in 114 countries with 2,390 clients. They represent:
— 55 of Fortune magazine’s 100 top Global 500 companies
— 40 of the 50 top-ranked Fortune 500 companies
— 4 of the top 5 energy companies in the Americas
— 9 of Interbrand’s 10 Best Global Brands
— 25 of the top 25 largest US law firms
— 43 of the biggest US companies by market value
— 8 of the top 10 retailers in the US
— 4 of the 5 largest companies in China
— 10 of the top 10 consumer products companies
2. Gensler regards sustainable design as a guiding principle for all building and interior projects. As designer of the first large-scale U.S. office building to use underfloor air systems, Gensler has been at the forefront of the movement for responsible design that considers the impact of decisions made today on our lives tomorrow.
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In 2014 and the ancient year, the company has been ranking by Engineering New-Records as 1st and 2nd (respectively) in the TOP 100 Green Buildings Design Firms.