Gensler architects include architecture, Architectural 3D visualization, building and construction, design, housing, planning, preservation, facility management, energy and the environment, and landscape architecture and Construction management.

Programming and Space Planning:

  • Interview to determine client needs, schedules and budgets.
  • Establish functional and aesthetics goals.
  • Inventory existing furnishings and other items to be reused.
  • Provide space plans with furniture layouts.
  • Assist in developing the project timeline.

Interior Design

  • Develop budgets on all interior finishes and furnishings, as well as budgets for interior improvements.
  • Assist in material, finish and furnishings analysis, recommendations and specifications.
  • Design all interior details.
  • Provide sketches and/or presentation boards of all interior selections and furnishings.
  • Review and coordinate furniture layouts with lighting and electrical plans.
  • Coordinate fine art and decorative accessories.
  • Coordinate interior plant selections and placement.

Construction Documents

  • Demolition/new partition plans
  • Telephone/electrical plans
  • Reflected ceiling plans/lighting plans
  • Wall and floor finish plans and schedules
  • Interior details and design as required, including cabinets, millworks, etc.
  • Furniture installation drawings

Project Administration

  • Coordinate and review drawings with contractors.
  • Maintain project schedules.
  • Review all bids and pricing.
  • Provide on-site inspections during construction.
  • Provide assistance during move-in.
  • Provide punch lists of all work to be completed

How Much Is This Going to Cost?
It depends on what you want. There are many variables including the size of the project (one room or whole house?), quality of products selected (custom or prefabricated cabinets?), and the timeframe in which the project needs to be completed (two weeks or two months?). Developing the budget is a partnership between the client and the designer. As the client, you should have an active role in developing the budget. If you’re unsure about costs, your designer can help. Be honest with your designer about your budget. A professional designer assesses your needs and helps you determine where to spend and where to save, prioritizing expenses while creating an interior that is within your budget. Also, remember that not everything has to be completed at once. Your designer can develop a long-range plan, consult with you to establish a list of priorities and determine a time line for accomplishing your project.