Firmwide Practice Area Leadership

Tom Heffernan

Firmwide Education Practice Area Leader, Principal

+1 619.557.2531

Over his more than 25-year career, Tom has focused on design for higher education and local government, and has...

Nathan Kim

Firmwide Education Practice Area Leader, Studio Director, Principal

+1 213.327.3875

In his role as a Firmwide Education Practice Area Leader and Principal, Nathan combines more than 15 years of...

Meghan Webster

Firmwide Education Practice Area Leader

+1 312.577.6584

As one of Gensler’s Firmwide Education Practice Area leaders, Meghan co-leads a global team focused on the...

Practice Area Leadership

Ambrose Aliaga-Kelly

Technical Director, Principal

+1 212.492.8696

Ambrose is recognized for his knowledge of Manhattan’s commercial office buildings and his ability to evaluate...

Robin Klehr Avia

Regional Managing Principal

+1 212.492.8611

Robin Klehr Avia’s leadership is a hallmark of her professional reputation — whether she is setting a strategic...

Barbara Bouza

Managing Director, Principal

+1 213.327.3660

Barbara is Co-Managing Director of our Los Angeles office and a Leader of Gensler’s global Health &...

David G. Broz

Education Practice Area Leader, Principal

+1 312.577.7124

A Gensler Principal and Registered Architect, David is a Leader of Gensler’s Education Practice Area and leads...

Madeline Burke-Vigeland


+1 212.492.8699

Maddy has a broad portfolio of projects and a reputation as a leader of successful collaborations with...

David J. Calkins

Regional Managing Principal

+1 713.844.0186

David serves as South Central Regional Managing Principal and a member of Gensler’s Board of Directors and...

Alan Colyer

Firmwide Convention Centers Practice Area Leader, Design Director, Principal

+1 713.356.1360

Alan guides our clients to make informed decisions far upstream of the design process. Working closely with...

Alexander Fernández

Design Director, Principal

+1 617.619.5723

A Gensler Design Director and Principal, Alex’s relentless passion for art and design combined with his keen...

Kenneth I. Fisher

Education Practice Area Strategic Advisor, Principal

+1 617.619.5710

Ken is an advisor to Gensler’s Education Practice Area and the director of a studio focused on architecture...

Jill Goebel

Southeast Design Experience Leader, Principal

+1 202.263.5494

As the Southeast Design Experience Leader, Jill promotes design innovation and impactful storytelling through...

J. Kevin Heinly

Managing Director, Principal

+1 619.557.2523

As Managing Director of our San Diego office, Kevin has been a pivotal force for client development, project...

Robert Jernigan

Regional Managing Principal

+1 213.327.3640

As Co-Managing Principal for the Southwest Region, Rob is responsible for Gensler offices in Los Angeles, San...

Joshua Katz

Studio Director, Principal

+1 212.492.8647

Over 24 years with Gensler, Josh’s diverse portfolio reflects his innate ability to integrate knowledge from a...

Tom Lanzelotti

Technical Director, Principal

+1 212.492.8629

Tom is a go-to resource in the New York real estate industry for building evaluations and phased, complex...

Xiaomei Lee

Managing Director, Principal

+86 (21) 6135.1911

As Principal and Managing Director of Gensler Shanghai, Xiaomei has more than 20 years of experience in...

Jennifer Liu

Studio Director, Principal

+86 (21) 6135.0830

A registered architect with 18 years of experience, Jennifer is recognized for her leadership on workplace...

Melissa Mizell

Design Director, Principal

+1 415.836.4178

Melissa believes that great spaces come as a result of designing with the user point of view in mind, and you...

Maria Nesdale

Education Practice Area Leader, Principal

+44 (0)20 7073 9910

As a Leader of our Education Practice Area, Maria guides teams in designing enhanced educational environments...

Kirsten Ritchie

Consulting Project Director, Principal

+1 415.836.4324

Kirsten serves as one of our firm’s leading sustainability ambassadors, championing healthful and...

Keith Rosen

Design Director, Principal

+1 212.468.4437

Keith’s reputation as a leading designer has been built through three decades of designing interior...

Jay Silverberg

Design Director, Principal

+1 602.523.4937

A nationally recognized architect, Jay has led the design of significant academic, civic, cultural, office...

Karen H. Thomas

Regional Managing Principal; Managing Director, Seattle

+1 206.654.2104

An award-winning architect and community leader, Karen serves on Gensler's firmwide Management Committee and...

Brian Vitale

Creative Director, Principal

+1 312.577.6574

As a Co-Creative Director of Gensler’s Chicago office, Brian is always striving to “find the poetic in the...

Peter Weingarten

Regional Managing Principal

+852 3976 8188

As Co-Regional Managing Principal for Gensler Asia Pacific, Peter directs our firm’s strategic project and...

Li Wen

Design Director, Principal

+1 213.327.3719

With more than 25 years experience as an architect, educator and mentor, Li oversees Gensler’s design quality...