Aleksandar Sasha Zeljic, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C

Design Director, Principal

With nearly 20 years experience on a wide range of complex, high-profile projects – including Shanghai Tower, Manila’s Finance Centre Tower and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago – Sasha strives to design beautifully crafted, high performance buildings for clients around the globe. He serves as a Design Director in Gensler’s Chicago office and the Tall Buildings Practice Area Leader for the firm’s North Central region, working to deliver innovative solutions for clients through his continued passion for excellence. In the professional community, Sasha is a strong contributor to organizations such as UN-Habitat and the International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC); has authored numerous white papers; and serves as the Chicago chapter chair of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), in addition to playing an active role with its Young Professionals Committee. He is a sought-after speaker for conferences and is a frequent lecturer at local, national and international universities. Sasha holds a B.Arch and M.Arch from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, as well as an M.Arch from the University of Illinois in Chicago.