Since joining Gensler in 2000, Laurent has developed a breadth of experience working with brands across retail, hospitality and workplace for the financial services, media, technology, fashion and beauty industries. He has a reputation among clients and peers for designing hospitality-like environments in the workplace that inspire an elevated experience, attract top talent and foster collaboration. Having grown up in France, Laurent started his career in retail and approaches every opportunity with a fresh perspective. He is a Design Director and Northeast Regional Design Leader, leading large teams on headquarter projects like COTY, Société Générale and Warner Music Group. Laurent is a two-time recipient of the IIDA International Design Award, in recognition of his leadership in the industry and dedication to excellence. Passionate about education, he is considered a mentor and a resource in the New York office. Laurent serves on the Board of Trustees for the HCST Foundation, a non-profit serving quality Public Education in Hudson County, N.J.