Design Director, Principal

With more than 25 years experience as an architect, educator and mentor, Li oversees Gensler’s design quality and talent development firmwide. A Design Director in Gensler’s Los Angeles office and a Design Experience Leader for the firm, Li co-leads our Los Angeles Research and Development team, which has produced a number of highly visible and award-winning projects. Li’s passion for communicating the process of design led to the creation of several publications that capture the design thinking behind some of Gensler’s most innovative work. His projects and ideas have received numerous awards and frequent publication. A past Board member of the AIA Los Angeles Chapter and former Executive Board member of the AIA California Council, Li has also taught at the University of Southern California School of Architecture. He earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a Master of Architecture from Yale and holds a Certificate in Architecture and Urbanism from the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies along with a Certificate in Cultural Studies from Beijing University.