Chad Yoshinobu, AIA

Design Director, Principal

A Principal and Co-Founder of Gensler’s Seattle office, Chad is one of a handful of Design Directors responsible for setting the standard of design excellence across Gensler’s global organization. Chad believes that design is about three simple ideas. Design has to be purposeful; it needs to work and work well. Design should be compelling; it should shift the way people think and feel. Design should tell a story; it should be an extraordinary story about our clients, their goals, or their beliefs. Chad has shaped a diverse range of environments, from office buildings, retail stores and hotels to the interiors of technology and sports companies. His client list comprises both local, national and global companies, with projects ranging from 500 to more than 500,000 square feet. Chad is originally from Honolulu, earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon, and has been practicing in the Pacific Northwest for more than 20 years.