March 06, 2017

Gensler Design Director Randy Guillot Elevated to FAIA

WASHINGTON — Gensler is proud to announce that Randy Guillot has been elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member, recognizing not only the achievements of the architect as an individual, but also an architect’s contribution to the profession and to society.  

“I am honored to be elevated to Fellowship in the AIA,” Guillot said. “Recognition in the Design category is especially gratifying, as I have dedicated my career to advancing the holistic and optimistic design of healing, learning, research and workplace environments. Seeing these often-overlooked building types and spaces recognized for design excellence is extremely gratifying.”

Currently a Design Director in Gensler’s Chicago office, and over a career spanning almost three decades, Randy’s work has created new kinds of architecture for healing, learning and working by understanding the multidisciplinary nature of these activities. This has resulted in sculptural, exuberant buildings celebrated not just for their critical design success, but also for how they have changed access to healthy, dignified, optimistic and engaging environments for all.

“My driving mission has always been to create places that inspire connection and collaboration among the people who inhabit them,” Guillot said. “My work demonstrates a deep understanding of and respect for the power of human interaction.”

Prior to joining Gensler in 2016, Randy led the design for some of the most progressive clinical and research workplace buildings in the country. These include the University of Minnesota Clinics and Surgery Building; IU Health Neuroscience Center of Excellence; Froedtert Health & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Clinical Cancer Center and the Center for Advanced Care; as well as multiple projects on the campuses of Advocate Health. Randy’s search for beauty, clarity and authenticity rooted in place and culture has also driven his work for those less fortunate and most vulnerable. Randy’s award-winning overseas projects in Turkey, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Egypt and India are driven by sustainable design practices and a positive outlook for our collective future.