Dan's 30-year career reflects his passion for design, architecture and international business leadership. He led Gensler’s Pacific Northwest and Asia Regions for 18 years, and served as former chairman and longtime member of Gensler’s Board of Directors, offering guidance to managing directors across 46 international offices. Dan helped establish the Midwestern offices and led Gensler’s expansion in the West. As Managing Principal in San Francisco, Dan added offices in the Pacific Northwest, including San Francisco, San Jose, San Ramon and Seattle. Dan assumed responsibility for our Tokyo office in 1995, and has since expanded Gensler’s presence to Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Bangalore and Sydney. Dan is passionate about designing livable cities, as well as sustainable building and urbanization principles. He has helped lead some of the firm’s most important projects, such as the Shanghai Tower, the tallest building in China. Dan is a strong advocate of leading by example, sharing his understanding of what it means to be a global design firm by mentoring the next cohort of designers and architects. He helped define and build Gensler’s governance structure, creating a framework for the practice to be passed from one generation to the next. His focus on infrastructure, succession planning and a long-term view has been instrumental in the firm’s global growth.