Benjy Ward, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C

Regional Design Leader, Principal

Benjy is a Registered Architect with more than 20 years of varied design experience. A Principal and Firmwide Design Leader in Gensler’s Chicago office, he previously served as Regional Design Leader in our Shanghai office. Benjy brings a global perspective to his work, which includes international airports, luxury retail, urban planning and high-rise, mixed-use buildings. He applies a unique, analysis-driven design process to every project, specializing in 3-D and computational applications to better understand space and building performance. Benjy’s commitment to delivering innovative solutions led to the creation of Poppy Seed, a mobile application that maps memories and moods to help understand urban spaces. Benjy received his B.A. in Architecture with a minor in Urban Studies from Lehigh University and his Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2005, he was named a top young professional by Architectural Record.