December 3, 2015

Timeline: 50 Years of Gensler

Gensler through the years.

1965: firm founded by Art Gensler.

1967: first major contract Bank of America.

1970: two offices, 45 staffers.

1974: first of 600+ projects for The Gap.

1981: ranked #1 Interior Design Giant.

1984: Steelcase Design Center, Los Angeles.

1985: Art Gensler inducted into Interior Design ‘s Hall of Fame.

1985: Capital Bank, Miami.

1987: Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco.

1988: first overseas office in London.

1990: celebrates 25th anniversary. Interior Design magazine cover, January.

1993: new offices in Atlanta, Detroit, New Jersey, Tokyo, Hong Kong.

1995: first major hospitality renovation at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

1998: awarded Government Communications Headquarters, Cheltenham, U.K., one of the largest European projects.

1998: the Gensler Design Excellence Awards program is established.

2001: Toys “R” Us flagship, New York.

2003: London Stock Exchange.

2004: JetBlue T5 terminal, John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York.

2005: awarded the U.S. Green Building Leadership Award.

2006: earns Most Admired by Peers accolade in Interior Design Giants survey.

2007: gServe community program established.

2007: New York Times headquarters.

2009: wins world’s largest development projects in CityCenter, Las Vegas.

2009: first firm inducted into Interior Design ‘s Hall of Fame. Interior Design magazine cover, July.

2012: Hyundai Card Air Lounge, Incheon International Airport, Seoul, Korea. 

2013: publishes the U.S. Workplace Survey.

2014: Interior Design magazine cover, April.

2015: Denver International Airport Westin Hotel and Transit Center.

2015: celebrates 50th anniversary.

2015: forty-six offices, 5,000 staffers, 31 practice areas.

> See more from the November 2015 issue of Interior Design

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