Robin Klehr Avia, FIIDA

Regional Managing Principal

Robin Klehr Avia’s leadership is a hallmark of her reputation—whether she is setting a strategic vision for the firm or directing high-profile projects for influential organizations such as Condé Nast, The New York Times or The Ford Foundation. Since joining the firm in 1980, Robin has helped grow the Northeast and Latin America regions from a single office to nearly 1,000 professionals in eight offices, leading Gensler into new markets in Canada, Central America and South America. In 2014 the New York office received the AIANYS Firm Award for distinguished service to the profession and community. Robin also serves on Gensler’s Board of Directors, chairs our Executive Committee, and is a member of the Gensler Management Committee. Robin’s projects have won countless national design awards, and her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Interior Design and more. She was recently profiled in “The Power Architects That Are Reshaping New York City,” part of Commercial Observer’s Power 100 list, celebrating the most influential individuals in real estate. Robin holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and an honorary doctorate from the University of Tennessee. She is a board member for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Trustee Emeritus of the Dwight-Englewood School, and advisory board member for the New York School of Interior Design. Robin served on the national board of the International Interior Design Association and was elected to its College of Fellows in 2000.