Paul Samala, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C

Not-for-Profit Practice Area Leader, Senior Associate

As a Design Manager for Gensler Washington D.C. and one of the firm’s Not-For-Profit Practice Area Leaders, Paul applies a goal-oriented and rational approach to the orchestration of design teams and consultants. With 15 years of experience, Paul has managed teams working on a diverse portfolio of projects; from historic redevelopment of structures in emerging neighborhoods to high-rise developments in the Central Business District. A versatile architect, Paul is equally comfortable leading a team through base building and interior design. Paul’s recent work includes the renovation and addition to the Laborers’ International Union of North America Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and the renovation of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington in Rockville, Md. Within the industry, he is part of American Institute of Architects (AIA) DC Chapter. He received his Bachelor’s from Tufts University and his Masters of Architecture from University of Pennsylvania.