Darrel is one of three Leaders of Gensler’s Firmwide Commercial Office Building Developers Practice Area, which stands out amongst leading global design firms for its collaborative leadership model. As a Principal, Design Director and Studio Director for Gensler San Diego, Darrel is helping grow the office into the area’s largest architectural practice. A true client partner and advocate, he leads projects of various types and sizes, building a strong reputation as a strategic thinker in the real estate industry. Darrel is a long-time member of NAIOP and a member of the Downtown San Diego Partnership planning group. He is a former co-instructor at the NewSchool of Architecture & Design in San Diego and previously was a partner at a local legacy architectural firm. Darrel’s leadership has been recognized through design awards, including an AIA Merit Award and TOBY Award from BOMA International.