John W. Gaulden, AIA, LEED®AP

Managing Director, Principal

A Co-Managing Director of Gensler’s Charlotte office, John brings more than 30 years of experience in design and business to every project. He serves as a trusted advisor, partnering with clients to translate their vision into a design story. John has deep expertise in consulting and master planning and is often called upon to determine the size and scope of a project. He is adept at assembling the right team for each project and ensuring that all design options are explored and the solutions thoroughly developed. John has developed long-standing relationships with his clients, including Fortune 500 companies, commercial real estate developers and highly regarded non-profits. His work has received numerous design excellence awards from such organizations as the American Institute of Architects and The Building Owners and Managers Association International. A Registered Architect, John earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Clemson University and a Master of Architecture from Rice University.