A brand new story to tell . . .

We have some exciting news to share with all of you: We have joined Gensler to lead the Lifestyle Brand Studio in Gensler’s Boston office.

We bring with us Korn Design’s incredible team of dynamic, passionate designers and brand strategists. Together we will continue, with dedication, to serve and collaborate with you, our highly-valued clients and colleagues.

We started Korn Design more than 25 years ago, devoted to our team, our clients and a bold authentic approach to building fearless brands that catalyze change through human-centered design. We are proud of what we have accomplished, inspired by the creative territories we have explored and most importantly very grateful for your trust and the opportunity to create such incredible work with all of you.

Moving forward, you can count on the same personal attention and working relationships that you’ve had with us and our team over the years, now with the added benefit of Gensler’s incredible global platform behind us. We will continue to work to ensure your needs are met and expectations exceeded, what you’ve always come to expect from us.

As you might imagine, a decision of this magnitude was not made lightly. We have had a long history of collaboration and friendship with Gensler over the years. Through the lens of this exciting new possibility we began to see many synergies that run deep between us making this integration all the better.

In getting to know Gensler both as an organization and as individuals, first and foremost we share a culture that puts people first, places a premium on client service, focuses on building meaningful relationships, serving community and is driven by innovation not ego.

Each of its 46 offices are made up of smaller, distinctive “studios” with deep expertise in a variety of focused practice areas that connect across the firm, sharing knowledge and resources while maintaining a more intimate way to serve clients and an appropriate scale for each project team to foster true collaboration. In meeting global Gensler leadership, we grew a much deeper appreciation for their dedication, to create positive enduring change through thoughtful design, social innovation and civic engagement.

Gensler’s global reach and multi-disciplinary platform will allow us to take our unique approach to developing meaningful brands and experiences into new corners of the world, to serve our clients more holistically, and to continue to collaborate with all of you, our long-term creative partners and colleagues, in new ways.

As of today, you can find us in Gensler’s Boston office at One Beacon Street.

We look forward to many more years of charting into new territories with you and making the world more beautiful while we’re at it!

All and only the best,

Denise Korn, Creative Director        Javier Cortés, Studio Director


About Gensler

Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 46 locations and more than 5,500 professionals networked across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful. For more information, visit

Discover the power of a brave new brand.