- Gensler topped the Architectural Record's list of top architecture companies by revenue for the fifth year in a row, earning $1.181 billion in 2015.
- Los Angeles-based AECOM once again claimed the second spot at $605 million, with a 30% jump in revenue following its $6 billion acquisition of URS Corporation, followed by Perkins + Will and Jacobs.
- Gensler, based in San Francisco, was the first of any U.S. architecture firm to surpass $1 billion in revenue, a milestone it reached in 2014.
Gensler has designed some of the world's most high-profile projects, including the second-tallest building in the world, the 2,073-foot-tall, 121-story Shanghai Tower, in China. The Los Angeles City Council recently approved the Los Angeles Football Club's proposal for a privately funded, $250 million, 15-acre stadium complex designed by Gensler, and General Electric released plans this week for its proposed $100 million Gensler-designed global headquarters in Boston.
Late last year, Gensler ranked 38th on Glassdoor's Employees' Choice Awards 2016 of the best places to work. M. Arthur Gensler, the company's founder, celebrated the company's 50th anniversary last year. During the Dodge Executive Outlook Conference in October, Gensler shared how he built a company that grew from just three employees to a staff of 5,000 people in 46 locations.
Earlier this year, Gensler released its Design Forecast 2016 — which aims to predict factors in the community sector, workplace sector and lifestyle sector that will shape cities in 2025. Gensler's six megatrends included: a full integration of digital into daily life; 'smarter' environments; design that incorporates speed and seamless experiences; human-connected urban living; an emergence of digital/artisanal maker cultures; and a focus on health and safety.