David J. Calkins, FAIA, LEED® AP

Regional Managing Principal

David serves as South Central Regional Managing Principal and a member of Gensler’s Board of Directors and Management Committee. Before assuming these roles, he led our Firmwide Education Practice Area for nine years and frequently presented at state, national and international gatherings for higher education. An award-winning architect, interior designer and member of the prestigious AIA College of Fellows, David holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University. Locally, he sits on both the Governmental Affairs Steering Committee and Design/Build Taskforce for the Texas Society of Architects, the Boards of Directors of the Architecture Center Houston Foundation and the Rice Design Alliance, and is a member of the William Ward Watkin Dean’s Council of the Rice School of Architecture.