Gensler Archives

IIDA’s PRIDE Awards recognize excellence in interior design

EDUCATION DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD: SmithGroupJJR's project represents the first building for Saint Xavier University's new campus in Gilbert.

The International Interior Design Association is the only worldwide design organization that solely focuses on commercial work. It has more than 13,000 members in 33 chapters around the globe, including the IIDA Southwest Chapter. Annually, IIDA’s major events include the PRIDE Awards, recognizing excellence in interior design projects; the UnVeiled trade show; a charity build… Read More →

Architect John Williams joins Gensler

Gensler announced John Williams, AlA as a senior project architect of its Phoenix firm. Williams brings more than 35 years of experience to his new role at Gensler, with expansive technical expertise and demonstrated leadership in managing projects for both public and private sector clients. He is a registered architect and third generation Arizonan who… Read More →

Gensler’s new Workplace Sector membership

Gensler, the leading global design firm, announced Dawn Hart and Melissa Holm as the new leadership team for the firm’s local Workplace Sector. Collectively, they have worked on over 10 million square feet of corporate interior projects for both public and private clients.  Dawn Hart, NCARB, LEED-AP BD+C – Associate, Workplace Sector Leader A registered architect,… Read More →

RED Awards 2015: Best Higher Education Project

2015 RED Award logo
by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Events

On Feb. 26, AZRE hosted the 10th annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2014 and the construction teams involved. RED Award trophies were handed out in 10 project categories, to six brokerage teams and safety, subcontractor, architect, general… Read More →

RED Awards 2015: Architect of the Year

2015 RED Award logo
by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Events

On Feb. 26, AZRE hosted the 10th annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2014 and the construction teams involved. RED Award trophies were handed out in 10 project categories, to six brokerage teams and safety, subcontractor, architect, general… Read More →

AZRE announces 2015 RED Awards finalists

RED-Awards-Logo10

Every February for the last 10 years, AZRE magazine has shone a spotlight on the commercial real estate industry through its annual Real Estate Development (RED) Awards. This year, a record number of projects and brokerage teams were nominated for a chance to be recognized at this year’s RED Awards. For tickets to this year’s… Read More →

Manufacturing facility begins conversion into Millennial-focused office space

Courtesy of Gensler

Construction and conversion has begun for The Circuit Tempe, a 190KSF high density class-A office project at 615 S. River Dr. Formerly an industrial manufacturing facility for Jabil Circuit, the sizable building has been dramatically re-designed to serve as the Valley’s first speculative large-scale, millennial focused office property.  Situated on the Loop 101 and University… Read More →

Esplanade to undergo Gensler-designed renovations in 2015

Esplanade rendering, courtesy of CBRE

The Esplanade has announced that the mixed-use development will undergo renovations to its ground plane and retail space with work slated to begin in first quarter 2015. Renovation plans currently include strategies to open up the three main entry points to the retail portions of the property to make them more inviting and accessible to… Read More →

Office Mate: The creative endgame for functional obsolescence

The C3 office building, in Los Angeles, was re-imagined by Gensler to include more "front doors" for suites, which are depicted by the colorful stairways on the building's exterior.

Forget the corner office. These days, it’s about the coffee shop around the corner, the food trucks outside the lobby, the light rail that passes an office building every 15 minutes. The work place is all about the worker. Employee and entrepreneur are synonymous. Human resource departments are working in concert with building owners, managers,… Read More →

RED AWARDS 2014: Merit for Iconic Development

red-header-2014
by in AZRE Magazine | Events

On Feb. 26, AZRE hosted the 9th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2013 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in… Read More →

RED AWARDS 2014: Best Tenant Improvement Project

red-header-2014
by in AZRE Magazine | Events

On Feb. 26, AZRE hosted the 9th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2013 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in… Read More →

Dawn Hart Joins Gensler

Gensler_HartDawn_color, WEB
by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine | Featured | Newsmakers

Gensler announced Dawn Hart has joined the design firm’s Phoenix office as an interior design project manager. Hart brings more than 25 years experience in the Phoenix metropolitan area to her new role at Gensler, with demonstrated leadership in managing interiors projects for both public and private clients. “Highly valued for her leadership, Dawn brings… Read More →

A Glimpse Into 2013 AIA Arizona Awards Chair Jay Silverberg

EPPH_Silverberg_Jay, WEB

Jay Silverberg, AIA Principal | Design Director with Gensler 2013 AIA Arizona Design Awards Chair What kind of design trends or innovations did you see in this year’s submissions? This year’s submissions were highly contextual to our desert environment and regional in their response. Thoughtful use of material, site position and  shade to develop indoor/outdoor… Read More →

Melrose Gateway Sign Installation Commemoration Nov. 20

Gensler__Melrose Final Rendering_CUT

District 4 Councilman Tom Simplot and community members will celebrate the installation of a new gateway arch across Seventh Avenue just north of Indian School Road with an event 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. “The Melrose District and Seventh Avenue as a whole are two of the most vibrant, growing areas of central Phoenix. It’s… Read More →