Gensler is a worldwide architecture and design firm that aims to create more livable cities, smarter workplaces and more engaging leisure destination to their clients.
The headquarters based in San Francisco, runs in 46 cities in 16 countries. Gensler generated the most revenue of any architecture firm based in the US.
Robin Klehr Avia
Representing the new York office Robin Avia is the Regional Managing Principal. She works in Gensler since1980 and has helped to grow the Northeast and Latin America regions from a single office of 24 people to nearly 1,000 professionals in eight offices.
In 2014, the New York office received the prestigious AIANYS Firm Award in recognition of its notable achievements in design, community service, education and distinguished service to the profession. Robin has collaborated in some of the world’s most respected corporations including The New York Times and Condé Nast.
Biography: from San Francisco to the worldThe American design and architecture firm M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates, Inc., internationally known as Gensler. Founded in 1965 by Art and Drue Gensler, and their associate, James Follett, initially dedicated on corporate interiors, through the year has been expanded into different expertise in the architecture and design field ; commercial office buildings, retail centers, airports, education facilities ,entertainment complexes, master planning.
The culture of design
Most of the architecture and design ﬁrms distinguish themselves by their signature style, Gensler adapted with each job to the demands of the client.
Arthur Gensler named this tactic the “rubber band theory”, the idea of inspiring designers to challenge clients without pushing the company style that their trust was compromised.
For Gensler innovation comes from understanding the needs of the people and communities, for them delivering design that is informed, purposeful, innovative and compelling means that encourage people.
“if it doesn’t solve a problem, it’s not really design”
Gensler sees design as strategy in action, focused on results. We help our clients envision a better future and get there successfully. We help them leverage design’s power to generate innovative solutions that effect real transformation. This strategy is what characterize the ﬁrm as it grew.
Gensler says. “Art (one of the founders) believed if it doesn’t solve a problem, it’s not really design. “
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Iconic project New York:
New Museum of Contemporary Art- New York
Tokyo-based architects SANAA partnered with Gensler to realize this competition-winning design for the 52,000 square-foot New Museum on the Bowery. The museum accommodates four flexible gallery floors and a host of support and public space, including an auditorium, int a tight footprint. A dramatic, glass-enclosed “skyroom” tops the museum and offers panoramic views of New York City.
Gensler continued its relationship with the New Museum through collaboration on a series of complex, large-scale art installations, including Carsten Höller’s “Slide” and Chris Burden’s “Ghost Ship” and “Twin Quasi-Legal Skyscrapers.” Most recently Gensler collaborated with the Museum to design NEW INC, the first museum-led Incubator.
Architectural Record has named the “Top 300 Architecture Firms” in the United States, ranking the nation’s most successful practices based on their architectural revenue from 2014. Gensler, whose annual revenue surpassed one billion USD, maintained the lead for the fourth consecutive year.
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JFK International Airport- Queens, New York
The Tower at PNC Plaza – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Barneys New York
The New York Times Company- New York, New York
The Alexander – Indianapolis, Indiana
Motorola mobility QH- Chicago, Illinois
22 squared- Atlanta, Georgia
ICT, Centro Nacional de Congreso y Convenciones de Costa Rica- San José, Costa Rica
Shore Hotel – Santa Monica, California
Myriad Botanical Gardens- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma