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For other uses, see Gensler (disambiguation).
Private company
Industry Architecture
Founded 1965
Founder Art Gensler
Drue Gensler
James Follett
Headquarters San Francisco
Number of employees
>3,500 (as of October 2012)[1]
San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2, San Francisco, California, USA

M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates, Inc., referred to as Gensler, is an American design and architecture firm headquartered in San Francisco.[2][3] In 2012, Gensler generated the most revenue of any architecture firm based in the United States for the second year in a row.[4] As of 2015, it operates offices in 46 cities in 16 countries worldwide.[5]


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]


As of 2015, the firm employs more than 5,000 people working in 46 offices in 16 countries. Gensler's newest offices is at the Custard Factory in Birmingham UK which was opened in 2016.[5]


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

In 2015 Gensler was awarded for their proposed London Underline project.[8]

Founder Art Gensler received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Design Futures Council in 2016.[9]

Notable projects


  1. 1.0 1.1 "About Gensler" (PDF). Gensler. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  2. O'Connell, Jonathan (August 26, 2012). "Gensler, with Robert Peck on board, expanding consulting practice". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  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 July 7, 2014. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Ikenson, Ben (July 2013). "Gensler's Secret Sauce". Metropolis. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  6. Cassidy, Robert (January 3, 2012). "Art Gensler: Still Making a Difference for Clients Every Day". Building Design+Construction. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  7. "Gensler Wins AIA Firm Award". Architecture Week. June 7, 2000. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  8. "Temples and tunnels among winners of top planning awards". London Planning Awards. 
  9. "Art Gensler Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Design Futures Council". Design Intelligence. Design Futures Council. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  10. Russell, James S. (October 22, 2008). "JetBlue's New Terminal at JFK Offers Huge Capacity, No Charm". Bloomberg News. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  11. "Abu Dhabi Financial Centre". Genzler. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  12. Glentzer, Molly (April 8, 2011). "Houston Ballet's home points city to Theater District". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  13. "San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2". Genzler. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  14. "The Avenues - Phase III". Genzler. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  15. Divecha, Devina (August 1, 2011). "Gensler to design Facebook's London office". Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  16. "Duke Kunshan University". Genzler. Retrieved July 7, 2014. </
  17. field "Farmers Field" Check |url= value (help). Genzler. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  18. "Shanghai Tower". Genzler. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  19. "Tower at PNC Plaza". Genzler. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 

Further reading

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

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