Gensler

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Gensler
Type Private company
Industry Architecture
Founded 1965
Founder(s) Art Gensler
Drue Gensler
James Follett
Headquarters San Francisco
Employees >3,500 (as of October 2012)[1]
Website www.gensler.com
The Tower at PNC Plaza, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2, San Francisco, California, USA

M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates, Inc., referred to as Gensler, is a global design and architecture firm headquartered in San Francisco, California.[2][3] In 2012, Gensler generated the most revenue of any architecture firm based in the US for the second year in a row.[4] As of 2013, it operates offices in 43 cities in 14 countries worldwide.[5]

Founding[edit]

Art and Drue Gensler, and their associate James Follett founded the firm in 1965.[6] The firm originally focused on corporate interiors,[5] 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.[1]

Staff[edit]

As of 2014, the firm employs more than 4,200 people, working in 46 offices in 16 countries. Gensler's newest offices are Mexico City and Sydney.[5]

Recognition[edit]

Gensler was awarded the Architecture Firm Award for 2000 by the American Institute of Architects.[7]

Notable projects[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Gensler". Gensler. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  2. ^ O'Connell, Jonathan (August 26, 2012). "Gensler, with Robert Peck on board, expanding consulting practice". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  3. ^ "M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates, Inc.". Hoover's. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ Fixsen, Anna (July 2013). "Top 300 Architecture Firms". Architectural Record. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  5. ^ a b c Ikenson, Ben (July 2013). "Gensler's Secret Sauce". Metropolis. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  6. ^ Cassidy, Robert (January 3, 2012). "Art Gensler: Still Making a Difference for Clients Every Day". Building Design+Construction. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  7. ^ "Gensler Wins AIA Firm Award". Architecture Week. June 7, 2000. Retrieved 07-07-2014. 
  8. ^ "Shanghai Tower". Genzler. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  9. ^ "Tower at PNC Plaza". Genzler. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  10. ^ "San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2". Genzler. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  11. ^ Russell, James S. (October 22, 2008). "JetBlue's New Terminal at JFK Offers Huge Capacity, No Charm". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  12. ^ Glentzer, Molly (April 8, 2011). "Houston Ballet's home points city to Theater District". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  13. ^ "Duke Kunshan University". Genzler. Retrieved 2014-07-07. </
  14. ^ Divecha, Devina (August 1, 2011). "Gensler to design Facebook's London office". ConstructionWeekOnline.com. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  15. ^ "Abu Dhabi Financial Centre". Genzler. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  16. ^ field "Farmers Field". Genzler. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  17. ^ "The Avenues - Phase III". Genzler. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 

Further reading[edit]

  • McKee, Bradford (March 2005). "Art Gensler: The Boss". Architecture 89 (5) (BPI Communications, Inc). p. 127. 

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