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Friday
Apr062018

Centro de Convenciones de Costa Rica: A Beacon for Sustainability

Costa Rica Convention Center. Image © Andrés García Lachner/Gensler.

On the eve of the official inauguration of the Costa Rica Convention Center in Heredia— 10 kilometers north of the country's capital, San José—a state-of-the-art, iconic new building rises as a new landmark for the city, and the entire country. As the country’s first convention center and a vivid example of Costa Rica’s commitment to sustainability, the Centro de Convenciones de Costa Rica will attract thousands of visitors and locals.

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Tuesday
Oct242017

Why Climate Action Is a Business Imperative 

Banfield Pet Hospital. Image © Gensler/ Ryan Gobuty.

The architecture and design community has a lot of virtues—we are a creative, thoughtful and entrepreneurial bunch. Most us are also genuinely focused on using our work to make a positive impact for our clients, our communities and our broader world. Just like any other industry, however, architects and designers can be guilty of short-term thinking, and this is especially true when it comes to climate action. Working through organizations like the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the World Green Building Council (World GBC), the industry has set some laudable goals in terms of lowering the environmental impact of our work, but we have failed to set the standards needed to reach them. These goals include achieving carbon neutrality in the design for all new building and interiors projects by 2030, and achieving carbon neutrality in the design for all new and existing buildings before 2050.

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Wednesday
Sep202017

The Solutions to Climate Change Are Already at Our Fingertips

University of Kansas Capitol Federal Hall. Photo: Garrett Rowland.

Climate change is the environmental challenge of our time, and one of the most pressing issues facing our cities and communities today. Because every project we work on is either part of the problem or part of the solution, we have made a commitment to measure the environmental impact of our work, and publish the results annually to drive discussions with peers and partners, clients, and communities about the best ways to make progress in the future. This is the focus of our Impact by Design 2017 report, published earlier this week.

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Thursday
Feb232017

Join Gensler at SXSW 2017

Gensler is once again headed to SXSW (March 12-15, 2017) and we’d love to connect with you on the ground in Austin! Here is where you will find our panels and speakers at SXSW Interactive this year. Our panels follow, and please connect with our attendees via SXSW Social.

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Friday
Jul152016

Uncovering Providencia: Gensler Goes to Venice Biennale

Image © Gensler

In April and May, Gensler made its first appearance at the La Biennale di Venezia (15th International Architecture Exhibition) and the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam. The challenge: to envision a “living plan” for a new port town in the Amazon as a model of sustainable development—in the form of a dinner table installation.

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