Leadership

Gensler uses a collaborative model of senior leadership. Our Board of Directors sets overall strategy and policy. Executive Directors Andy Cohen, David Gensler and Diane Hoskins run the firm, working with and through our Management Committee. Together, they direct and integrate our practices, offices, and design and delivery teams to serve our clients effectively on a global, 24/7 basis. 

Behind each client is a worldwide network of architects, designers, planners and consultants led by 208 Principals in 46 locations, a firm with an international reputation for innovative design, superb delivery, and efficient management of its teams and projects.

Please view our 2014 Appointments website to meet our newest Gensler Principals, Senior Associates and Associates.

Andy Cohen

Title: Executive Director, Vice Chair

Andy Cohen is a champion of design excellence at Gensler, and a mentor to the design leadership of our practices and offices. As an Executive Director, he oversees initiatives related to design, client development and strategic growth. He's also the Regional Managing Principal for the Southwest, including our offices in Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Phoenix and San Diego. In that role, he helped build Gensler's airport, entertainment, hospitality and mixed-use practices. An architect, he is a graduate of Pratt Institute and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Diane Hoskins

Title: Executive Director

Diane Hoskins oversees Gensler's practices and professional development, focusing on learning, recruiting, and career development to ensure that we will always have the expertise and talent to serve our clients effectively across our markets. She is our Regional Managing Principal for the Southeast, including our offices in Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Tampa and Washington, D.C. An architect and LEED-accredited professional, she graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. She received an Outstanding Impact Award from the Council of Real Estate Women, and is a Regent of the American Architectural Foundation and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

David Gensler

Title: Executive Director

David Gensler oversees Gensler's performance as a business enterprise, focusing on the strategy and policy issues that come with our being a leading global design firm. He directs our Firmwide Resources Group, which includes communications and marketing, finance, human resources, risk management, and technology support and development. In addition, he oversees the firm's Asia and European practices in conjunction with the Managing Principals of those regions. A former Gensler Regional Managing Principal for Europe and LEED-accredited professional, he worked as an investment banker and management consultant before joining the firm. An economics graduate of Dartmouth College, his MBA is from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Board of Directors

Title: 2013

Top Row (L-R): Vice Chair Andy Cohen, FAIA, IIDA; David Gensler, Assoc. AIA, LEED® AP; Diane Hoskins, FAIA, LEED® AP

Middle Row (L-R): Joseph Brancato, AIA; Scott Dunlap, AIA, LEED® AP; Rob Jernigan, FAIA, LEED® AP; Chair Robin Klehr Avia, FIIDA

Bottom Row (L-R): Carlos Martinez, FIIDA, LEED® AP; Julia Simet, IIDA, LEED® AP; Secretary Dan Winey, FAIA, IIDA, LEED® AP

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About Us
As architects, designers, planners and consultants, we partner with our clients on some 3,000 projects every year. These projects can be as small as a wine label or as large as a new urban district. With 2,000+ professionals networked across more than 30 locations, we serve our clients as trusted advisors, combining localized expertise with global perspective wherever new opportunities arise. Our work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability and the belief that design is one of the most powerful strategic tools for securing lasting competitive advantage.

 

Download Gensler's Fact Sheet (pdf) for more information regarding the the services we provide, markets we support, our locations and our leadership.

 

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