“What we do is not just permanent work, but work that sets up the future. But we add so much to the environment and people’s lives by creating spaces, areas, and activities that were never dreamed of before and we know that with each generation there is an evolution and change.” ARTHUR GENSLER
Arthur Gensler, Founder of global architecture, design and planning firm Gensler, was awarded the IFI PRIZE; highest accolade and world recognition of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers’ (IFI). Gensler was praised for his commitment to elevating the practice of Interior Architecture/Design to new professional standing throughout his ongoing 50-year career. His firm is renowned worldwide as a model for the architectural profession and a leader in commercial interiors, including in its portfolio such projects as the first of 600 GAP stores, the multi-decade San Francisco Airport (SFO) project, and China’s tallest building, Shanghai Tower.
The IFI PRIZE jury credited Gensler with consistently defining the profession’s standards for cultural and managerial best practices, and successfully promoting the value of good design to clients worldwide. “Throughout, Art has demonstrated commitment to serving the design community as a leader, educator and mentor, and continues to share his most meaningful insights with the next generation of entrepreneurs and design leaders.”