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    Gensler Wins AIA Firm Award

    by ArchitectureWeek

    Gensler has won the American Institute of Architects' Year 2000 Architecture Firm Award. In announcing the award, AIA President Michael J. Stanton, FAIA, stated, "Gensler is America's foremost collaborative practice. The firm exemplifies how the creative mix of disciplines, all with 'place' as their focus, adds richness and value to buildings and their settings. Gensler has led our profession in bringing sustainability into mainstream corporate practice."

    Stanton added, "The Year 2000 is an appropriate time to honor a firm that has consistently pushed the boundaries of architecture. The design expression of Gensler's buildings reflects its clients' renewed understanding that place matters, that architecture has strategic value. Gensler's example points to architecture's central importance in a new and global economy."

    Gensler ranks among the world's largest architecture and design firms, with 17 offices and 1,860 people. Gensler is widely credited with making interior design an integral part of architectural practice. The firm also specializes in airport terminals, film/television studios, theme parks and retail/entertainment centers, hotels, and urban-scale mixed-use developments.

    As the Year 2000 AIA Architecture Firm Award winner, Gensler joins such distinguished company as I.M. Pei & Partners, Cesar Pelli & Associates, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

    For a story about one of Gensler's buildings, see Building for "Harmony with Nature," in this issue of ArchitectureWeek.



    ArchWeek Photo

    Gensler, known for its corporate interiors, designed this employee cafˇ for the Shaklee Corporate Headquarters.
    Photo: Paul Warchol

    ArchWeek Photo

    Gensler teamed with Ove Arup & Partners to create this energy efficient headquarters for Shaklee.
    Photo: Ove Arup & Partners

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