Archinect - News 2015-08-28T01:13:17-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/131813609/gensler-surpasses-1-billion-in-revenue-for-2014 Gensler surpasses $1 billion in revenue for 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-13T20:10:00-04:00 >2015-07-14T12:03:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/41fkfsk4yau1m093.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gensler surpassed $1 billion in architectural revenue in 2014, setting a record and maintaining its leading status for the fourth consecutive year on RECORD&rsquo;s annual Top 300 Architecture Firms list, which ranks companies based on earnings from the prior year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to&nbsp;<em>Architectural Record</em>, Gensler definitely crushed it in 2014. The firm tallied $1.04B in architectural revenue last year, $778.5M of which was earned domestically. This jives with overall gains in the domestic architectural market, where firms' revenue grew approximately 6% from 2013-2014.</p><p>Coming in second place for the 2014 rankings was AECOM, which pulled in $801.5M. Gensler and AECOM have regularly occupied to spots on <em>Architectural Record</em>'s rankings since the 2006 report, despite fluctuations from the Recession.</p><p>For more on Gensler and it's newly minted status in the 3 comma club:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/130410486/a-studio-of-4-500-inside-gensler-s-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Studio of 4,500: Inside Gensler's Culture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104482643/do-your-homework-the-most-required-skills-to-work-at-the-top-50-architecture-firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Do your homework: The most required skills to work at the top 50 architecture firms</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95345360/gensler-brings-hackable-buildings-to-the-real-estate-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gensler brings &lsquo;hackable&rsquo; buildings to the real estate market</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86653/gensler-s-plan-for-world-domination" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gensler's plan for world domination</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/131706850/editor-s-picks-423 Editor's Picks #423 Nam Henderson 2015-07-13T00:47:00-04:00 >2015-07-16T17:34:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pl/plr6mn228ms1f8m4.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;explored how <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/130410486/a-studio-of-4-500-inside-gensler-s-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a firm the size of Gensler manages to maintain a cohesive studio culture</a>. <strong>midlander </strong>wondered "<em>when did Gensler get so big? I feel like I never heard of them until 10 years ago, then suddenly they were everywhere? Was it organic growth or have they been buying up local firms to expand?</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>The NYT reported the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131253311/david-adjaye-will-design-new-bespoke-studio-museum-in-harlem" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Museum in Harlem</a>, will construct a new $122 million home designed by the British architect David Adjaye on West 125th Street.</p><p>SALT <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131023128/salt-releases-global-tools-1973-1975" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> Global Tools 1973-1975 (<a href="http://saltonline.org/media/files/globaltools_scrd.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a free downloadable book</a>)&nbsp;which compiles/archives the lessons of the "<em>non-school</em>", founded by members of a radical Italian pedagogy group from the 1970s.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bk3iyoqsr092zxrr.jpg"></p><p>One year after Operation Protective Edge, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131189900/the-broken-promise-to-rebuild-gaza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haaretz</a> examined what (if anything) has changed since the 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas, and asks "<em>If we don't learn from our wars, are we doomed to repeat them?</em>"&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/Plusaziz/status/618057795628331008" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">+A</a><a href="https://twitter.com/Plusaziz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ziz</a>&nbsp;thinks "<em>Gaza might as well be the saddest place on Earth&hellip;</em>"</p><p>Anna Daugherty penned a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131331220/francis-tsai-previously-featured-on-archinect-s-working-out-of-the-box-passes-away" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eulogy</a> for Francis Tsai, previo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118985363/megataaaall-shanghai-tower-enters-final-construction-phase Megataaaall Shanghai Tower enters final construction phase Justine Testado 2015-01-22T20:44:00-05:00 >2015-02-14T00:04:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m6/m6a77wj9zswt426t.jpg" width="514" height="719" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Shanghai Tower is projected to be the one megatall tower to be completed this year, according to The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118200781/2014-was-the-tallest-year-by-far-for-skyscrapers-ctbuh-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>2014 Tall Building Data Research Report</em></a>. Since construction began in 2008, the 632-meter structure recently began its final phase.</p><p>Designed by a large collaborative team at Gensler, the approximately US$4.2 billion Shanghai Tower will complete a majestic -- if not overwhelming -- trio of supertall buildings in the Lujiazui neighborhood of Shanghai's developing commercial district Pudong. The adjacent Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center represent "China's past" and "China's present", respectively, whereas the Shanghai Tower will symbolize "China's future."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/db/dbp0bgwxxqgkhks2.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7z/7z401ztnv8s9qmvu.jpg"></p><p>The tower's final phase is focused on constructing the buildings interior, which includes the first several floors and the top floors. It will have 121 stories above ground and 5 stories beneath, and a total area of 538,000 m&sup2; once complete. The tower's shape is twist...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100171363/gensler-la-wants-to-use-drones-to-alleviate-the-scale-limits-of-3d-printing Gensler LA wants to use drones to alleviate the scale limits of 3D printing Paul Petrunia 2014-05-21T14:10:00-04:00 >2014-05-27T18:35:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b1/b150f38be728ed120888e8bbb222aff6.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A fully automated mobile platform for 3D printing capable of producing objects of limitless scale does not currently exist. In the hope of remedying this situation, Gensler&rsquo;s Los Angeles office initiated Mobile 3D Printing, a Gensler research project born from an observation of present-day 3D printing technology and its limitations.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/95345360/gensler-brings-hackable-buildings-to-the-real-estate-market Gensler brings ‘hackable’ buildings to the real estate market Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-03-10T15:26:00-04:00 >2014-03-10T15:26:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i5/i5pf9a2o8jfxky8b.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gensler recently began a research project focused on Los Angeles and D.C., &ldquo;Hackable Buildings &ndash; Hackable Cities,&rdquo; exploring how building owners can adapt their properties to meet changing demand. &ldquo;It really started with some research that we were doing on the evolution of office buildings,&rdquo; said Raffael Scasserra, a Gensler principal. &ldquo;What we were looking at is what is that evolution like? What is it transforming to and what are buildings going to be?&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/85537199/so-il-and-gensler-to-design-creative-cultural-incubator-for-new-museum SO-IL and Gensler to ​design creative​ cultural ​incubator for New Museum Justine Testado 2013-11-01T18:06:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T21:59:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ne/nev5wl7a9k525cph.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The <a href="http://newmuseum.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Museum</a> will be opening an incubator for art, technology, and design next summer in the institution's adjacent building at 231 Bowery in New York. <a href="http://so-il.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SO-IL</a> architects in collaboration with <a href="http://www.gensler.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gensler</a> will design the new 11,000 sq.foot facility, which will be located inside a 19th-century structure that formerly belonged to artists like James Rosenquist and Tom Wesselmann.</p> <p> Developed by Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director of the New Museum and Deputy Developer Karen Wong, the incubator will serve as a collaborative platform of shared educational and professional workspace for more than 60 start-up companies and creative entrepreneurs. The project is the latest addition to program series that aims to challenge the boundaries and relevance of museum practice in the 21st century.</p> <p> Prospective members will go through a rigorous application process before being selected by the incubator's Director and staff committee. Incubator members will then pay a monthly fee in exchange for...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84846738/white-arkitekter-wins-for-a-resilient-rockaway-far-roc-design-competition White Arkitekter wins “For a Resilient Rockaway” (FAR ROC) Design Competition Alexander Walter 2013-10-23T17:45:00-04:00 >2013-10-24T08:28:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/216t3rgp6vpswrcg.jpg" width="514" height="236" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Breaking news from New York City today: the team of Swedish firm White Arkitekter has won the two-phase "For a Resilient Rockaway" (FAR ROC) design competition at the Arverne East site in the Rockaways. [...] The winning team also included members from ARUP and Gensler.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77454300/for-a-resilient-rockaway-far-roc-design-competition-finalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">For a Resilient Rockaway (FAR ROC) Design Competition Finalists</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/69897706/washington-post-co-hires-architecture-firm-gensler-to-design-new-offices Washington Post Co. hires architecture firm Gensler to design new offices Archinect 2013-03-22T18:33:00-04:00 >2013-03-25T20:54:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/to/to5nbf9f71jp8g6t.jpg" width="444" height="444" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Washington Post Co. has hired the architecture firm Gensler to plan and design the company&rsquo;s future workplace as it considers selling its downtown headquarters and relocating. Based in San Francisco, Gensler is one of the largest global architecture firms and has done extensive work in Washington for law firms, universities and think tanks. Spokespersons for the Post and Gensler confirmed the partnership.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/56308055/special-law-for-nfl-stadium-project-unconstitutional-lawsuit-claims Special law for NFL stadium project unconstitutional, lawsuit claims Archinect 2012-08-30T20:14:00-04:00 >2012-09-03T22:57:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jn/jnqnb2qnfvyv6z93.jpg" width="514" height="215" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A coalition of environmental activists and community advocates has mounted the first major legal challenge to a planned downtown [Gensler-designed] Los Angeles NFL stadium, filing a suit Thursday that says a state law intended to assist the project is unconstitutional.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/56164475/robert-peck-ousted-head-of-public-buildings-commission-at-the-general-services-administration-is-hired-by-gensler Robert Peck, ousted head of Public Buildings Commission at the General Services Administration, is hired by Gensler Archinect 2012-08-28T17:02:00-04:00 >2012-09-03T18:45:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1z/1zovdethjdspdjgd.jpg" width="300" height="230" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What constitutes a modern professional workplace is changing rapidly, and Gensler, the San Francisco design and architecture firm, is betting those changes will factor more heavily not only into clients&rsquo; interior design decisions, but every single real estate decision they make. That bet led Gensler to hire a well-known name locally in both design and real estate circles: Robert A. Peck.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/39096782/pratt-institute-student-wins-2012-gensler-brinkmann-scholarship Pratt Institute Student Wins 2012 Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship Alexander Walter 2012-02-23T14:39:00-05:00 >2012-02-23T23:44:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i9/i9yp1daljtv57bgv.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Tina Uznanski, a student in the interior design program at the Pratt Institute, has recently been announced as winner of the 2012 Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship competition. Along with this award, Tina will receive an academic scholarship and a summer 2012 internship with Gensler&rsquo;s London office.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/30215329/sfo-terminal-2-is-the-first-u-s-airport-to-achieve-leed-gold-certification SFO Terminal 2 is the First U.S. Airport to Achieve LEED Gold Certification MikeChino 2011-12-08T12:47:00-05:00 >2012-10-01T17:51:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gp/gpt4vfpdmtv1jy7y.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With innovative mechanical systems, natural daylighting, clear signage and a variety of behind the scenes sustainability strategies, San Francisco International Airport's Terminal 2 has become a destination unto itself. And the LEED Gold certification? Well, that's just an added bonus.</p></em><br /><br /><p> San Francisco's Terminal 2 just became the first airport in the United States to achieve LEED Gold certification, and Inhabitat hit the scene yesterday to bring you exclusive photos of the airy, energy-efficient building renovated by Gensler.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/23306439/firm-gets-a-great-deal-but-does-los-angeles Firm gets a great deal, but does Los Angeles? Archinect 2011-10-09T14:23:37-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/58/58be8978d3d2ff5a734a768661c5cc73.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The public handout will include a three-year holiday from the city's gross revenue taxes &mdash; a deal the city offers to relocating companies, and one that could save Gensler hundreds of thousands of dollars. That would have been enough, you'd think, and hard to argue with. But city officials also paved the way for Gensler to receive a $1-million Community Development Block Grant, a federal program that historically has focused on stimulating economic growth and housing in low-income communities.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/4186088/huge-subsidy-for-stadium-architect Huge Subsidy for Stadium Architect Paul Petrunia 2011-04-25T23:29:37-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ba/baa6829bc1491172fc6d192041fc30d1.jpg" width="250" height="167" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has decided to spend $1 million in federal grants &mdash; money that had been avidly sought by residents of Skid Row &mdash; to instead help out San Francisco&ndash;based Gensler, a 2,800-employee giant that enjoyed $463 million in revenue last year.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/3355992/my-what-a-big-firm-you-have-new-york-s-largest-architecture-firms-see-a-growing-girth My, what a big firm you have: New York's largest architecture firms see a growing girth J. James R. 2011-04-18T18:10:00-04:00 >2012-10-09T12:18:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k4/k48lzw7q242l184v.jpg" width="200" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Out of the city's 20 largest firms, 12 added architects during 2010, while only four cut their staff of architects. Hiring has been across the board, from entry-level posts all the way up to the most experienced.</p></em><br /><br /><p> </p> <p> Paul Katz, of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, said his firm hired 9 new architects at its New York office raising the number at the start of 2009 of 154 to 163 in 2010-- primary factors have included the West Side's Hudson Yards and the redevelopment of Goldman Sachs' Embassy Suites. Perkins Eastman added an astounding 31 architects raising their 2009 figures of 127 to 158 in 2010-- crediting a resurgence of institutional projects spurring new growth despite lagging residential work. The Top 5 ranked firms in the Crain's list all are reported to have at least 100 licensed architects.<br><br> Mr. Perkins, of Perkins and Eastman,<a href="http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20110418/REAL_ESTATE/110419871" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> said to Crain's</a> that his practice by necessity is becoming global with at least 30% of the firm's business coming from overseas.</p>