One of a handful of "pure design" firms, M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates (Gensler) consistently ranks among the largest architectural firms in the US. Founded as a tenant development company in 1966, the company has grown to include offices in more than 40 cities. Gensler offers architecture, interior design, urban design and planning, strategic consulting, and graphic services to almost every industry sector. The employee-owned group also heads the ranks of interior design companies in the US, where it is a leading designer of government institutions, banks, offices, retail facilities, and schools.
Major projects the firm has handled include the 18-million sq. ft. CityCenter project in Las Vegas, the JetBlue terminal at Kennedy Airport in New York, the Terminal B Concourse at Mineta San Jose International Airport, the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries' Center for Environmental Innovation and Education, and the 1,650-foot (121 story) Shanghai Tower, which will be one of the tallest buildings in the world.
Gensler has offices throughout the US, as well as across Asia, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. With offices in international locations such as China, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, and the UK, the firm is a top player among international designers and ranks among the top commercial property designers in London. – less