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GENSLER

UK ARCHITECTURE/ MIPIM 2006

Gensler is a global architecture, design, planning and consultancy firm working with clients to support their strategies and improve business performance through design excellence. For 40 years, Gensler has been creating commercially sound places to enhance the quality of life and work, empower people and transform organisations.

With more than 2,000 people across 28 offices worldwide, Gensler uses local and international expertise to assist clients from a variety of sectors. These include professional-services and consulting firms; banking and financial institutions; governments; technology and healthcare companies; telecommunication and development companies; educational institutions; hospitality, retail and entertainment companies; and airports and transportation agencies.

Gensler Europe has its headquarters in London and includes the resources and expertise of an office in Amsterdam.

It is responsible for Gensler's work in the UK, Europe and most of the firm's projects in the Middle East.

The London office currently employs more than 140 people. Recent projects include the new London Stock Exchange; Apple's first European flagship store in the West End of London; the 100,000m 2 campus for GCHQ; Ropemaker Place; the master plan for the new Dubai International Financial Centre; and 'The Gate', a building that houses Middle Eastern organisation.

Recognised internationally as a leading architecture and design practice, Gensler ranked number one for the 24th consecutive year on Interior Design's giants list. Engineering NewsRecord also ranked Gensler number one for architecture in its Top 500 Design Firms. Projects by Gensler Europe have been honoured by numerous design awards, such as FX International and a prestigious Lord Mayor of London Award in recognition of its work in the community.

Gensler's design for GCHQ won the British Council for Offices award for Best Corporate Workplace, as well as the British Construction Industry Special Judges' Award. Gensler Europe was named Interior Designer of the Year by Building Design.

More recently, its Clifford Chance project won another British Council for Offices award in the 'Large Fit-Out of Workplace' category for the London region. Its work on the Apple store also won a Retail Week award and commendations by RED and the National Association of Shopfitters.

Integrated services support companies from a wide variety of sectors at every stage in the real estate and facilities cycle, from initial strategy and design to implementation and management.

Gensler's service set includes: strategic consulting;

masterplanning and urban design; architecture; interior design;

building-design consultation; retail architecture/design and rollout;

product strategy/design; brand strategy and design; graphic/ signage design; facility-management support; and informationmanagement consultation.

Contact: Gensler Architecture, Roman House, Wood Street, London EC2Y 5BA, tel 020 7330 9600, fax 020 7330 9630, website www. gensler. com

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