Arthur Gensler: Building a Global Architecture and Design Firm

Fifty years ago Art Gensler founded in San Francisco what is now the largest architecture and design firm in the U.S. — and one of the largest in the world. Today we help Gensler celebrate that milestone by releasing our new life history interview with its founder. This wide-ranging interview covers Gensler’s family background, upbringing, and education; his early jobs as an architect; and the founding and subsequent expansion of his own firm.

The interview delves into topics such as the transformation of architectural practice and technologies, the development of green building standards, and the globalization of professional services firms, among dozens of other topics.