A view of Downtown Shanghai's skyscrapers, rising above a Huangpu River full of boats leaving wakes visible in the fading light of sunset.

U.S. Architecture Firms With the Most Revenue

Architectural Record has released its annual ranking of U.S. architecture firms by revenue.

June 15, 2022 - Architectural Record

Project site, New Orleans waterfront.

River District Megadevelopment Moving Forward in New Orleans

The project, led by Gensler, will span 39 acres of residential units, retail, and cultural attractions.

June 22, 2021 - The Architect's Newspaper

Sidewalk Labs and Collaborators Design a 35-Story Timber Building

The recently revealed Proto-Model-X building would reach new heights for timber.

January 28, 2020 - Sidewalk Talk

Hollywood Walk of Fame

New Master Plan for L.A.’s Hollywood Walk of Fame

The plan will detail $4 million in improvements to one of the city’s biggest tourist draws.

June 23, 2019 - Urbanize Los Angeles

A Peek into Gensler's Creativity Boosting Workshop

A recent Gensler workshop to brainstorm the design process reaffirms the importance of design charrettes, idea sharing, or brainstorming for every project, writes San Diego Gensler Design Director Marin Gertler.

October 20, 2018 - UrbDeZine

Gas Station

Reimagining the Gas Station

If electric vehicles are the future, can gas stations be re-imagined into centers promoting exercise and healthy eating?

February 16, 2018 - Modern Cities

New York Skyline Fisheye

12 Big Ideas for the New York City of the Future

Faced with a surging population and a need for big new ideas, Crain's recently tasked 12 design and planning firms to conjure up creative ideas for the city.

November 2, 2016 - Crain's New York Business

Gateway Tower

Planetizen Week in Review: June 10, 2016

A two-minute-and-thirty-five-second tour of the news and events from the week in planning.

June 10, 2016 - Planetizen

Gensler Spire Concept

A 2,000-Foot Skyscraper Imagined for the Site of Chicago's Infamous Spire

Global architecture firm Gensler is doing its job to get the ball rolling on the dormant former site of the Spire project designed by Santiago Calatrava.

June 9, 2016 - Curbed Chicago

Imagining Neighborhoods Filled with 3D Printed Homes

Gensler, along with partners in China, is exploring ways to implement 3D printing technology. It's time for planners to start letting their imaginations run wild with possibilities.

May 24, 2015 - Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research

Modular Street Squares Turn NYC's "Leftover" Spaces into Public Amenities

New York City's 5.3 million square feet of “leftover” street space provides a prime opportunity to create public amenities and a more resilient city. Eric Tan and his colleagues at Gensler have created modular "Street Squares" to fill the void.

October 4, 2013 - Fast Company Co.Exist

Reimagining Public Space for Increasingly Crowded Cities

David Gensler, Co-CEO of the design mega-firm, describes the speculative work produced by Gensler's global offices for unearthing and re-imagining "unexpected open space" in "our increasingly built-up and built-out urban environments."

May 7, 2013 - Fast Company Co.Exist

The World's Largest Architecture Firms

Vanessa Quirk discusses the results of Building Design's annual listing of the largest architecture firms in the world. The architecture and engineering behemoth Aecom has claimed top spot (up from number 2 last year) with 1,370 employees.

February 13, 2013 - Arch Daily

Chicago's Answer to NYC's High Line Will Generate Power & Food

A proposed plan from Gensler and 4240 Architecture would turn an abandoned rail line in Chicago into an energy-generating, food-growing powerhouse. Oh, and a park too.

November 2, 2009 - Fast Company

Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

Top Websites

The best of the Internet—since 2002.

Top Apps

Planning apps for a brave new world.

Top Schools

The definitive ranking of graduate planning programs.

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.