Government & Defense

We deliver effective and timeless design solutions for federal, state, and local government facilities. Our projects evoke pride in public missions, create secure work environments, stimulate community investment, and conserve resources.
In order to meet people’s needs for health, food, and water, we must create buildings and infrastructure that promote sustainable economies and preserve the natural diversity of the world’s ecosystems.
—Peter Barsuk, Government & Defense leader

Government offices are aligning their real estate with flexible work models.

As government agencies shift toward hybrid models of work, they are reevaluating their space needs and redesigning the workplace to accommodate physical and virtual communication channels.


Public funding will continue to focus on resilience and sustainable infrastructure.

An influx of public funding and increased emphasis on net or near-net zero goals are propelling the need to invest in resilient and sustainable public infrastructure that can reduce long-term costs and better withstand extreme weather events.


Global health issues are also driving the need for better designed public facilities.

In the face of current and anticipated health and weather crises, government agencies are seeking design solutions that can enhance the delivery of public services and experiences. We will see more investments in public health labs as the government improves its readiness.

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Design Forecast 2024
Design Forecast identifies the trends and design strategies that are shaping the future of the human experience and the built environment. We provide strategic advice, research, and projects from all 33 of Gensler’s practices to help clients prepare for transformational times.