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Gensler — Career Opportunities

Design Strategist

Careers Site Location: Bangalore, India



Gensler is a global design firm, with 46 offices and 5,000+ employees worldwide. Gensler helps clients succeed by focusing on the needs of the people they serve, whether they are employees, customers, sports fans, students, passengers or guests. Founded in 1965, Gensler has deep expertise in design and architecture across 31 practices, including commercial office buildings, professional services, retail, aviation, planning and urban design, entertainment and hospitality, sports stadiums and education facilities. The firm also holds practices focusing on brand strategy, environmental graphic design, mission-critical facilities, and has recently invested in consulting for real estate workplace and sustainable design.

At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve challenging problems. Whether you’re into sketching new ideas, hacking a building or growing client relationships in global markets, there’s something here for everyone.

Design Strategist :

We’re looking for a Design Strategist who is passionate about  tackling tough problems using unconventional insights into people, processes and the places where they collide. An ideal fit would be someone who has a design background and  who can inspire people around them, and brings a fresh perspective to their work, and work collaboratively within individual studios and across geographies.
As a design strategist, you will address real estate and facilities, the workplace, information solutions and business strategy…all with the objective of improving organizational performance.Ideal candidates possess a background in designing for the built environment and have demonstrated exceptional management through past academic and/or professional achievement.

Responsibilities :

  • Collect qualitative data and qualitative feedback from end users.
  • Synthesis of information and the impact on space supply and occupancy demand data, business goals, and organizational culture .
  • Develop creative design concepts that illustrate options of how the organization can be supported.
  • Create powerful ways to visualize and express the tradeoffs associated with various concept and planning scenarios .
  • Assist in the information design of data and findings for client reports and presentations.
  • Interface with Gensler design studios to ensure the seamless transition of design strategy to design implementation.
  • Develop proposals, including scope and compensation.
  • Collaborate with client’s other third party service providers including real estate brokers, consultants, project managers, etc.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Master’s degree in architecture, interior design, environmental design, urban design, real estate, design strategy, organizational development, organizational psychology, or similar fields
  • A background in the design of the built environment (architecture, interior design, urban design, etc).
  • Professional experience of 2-3 years related to your field of study; your experience may include relevant internships and/or co-op experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong graphic and persuasive writing skills.
  • Familiarity with research methodologies and processes.
  • Solid presentation development ability.
  • An interest in user research, design strategy and space programming.
  • A high degree of flexibility and ability to work on multiple projects at once.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills are critical.
  • Comfort in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously is a must.
  • Candidates should be self-starters, quick-learners, and exude an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • The following technical skills :
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign).
  • Basic skills in AutoCAD and/or Revit.
  • Basic skills in Sketch-Up and other 3D and multi-media technologies is a plus.





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