Regional Leadership

Judy Pesek

Regional Managing Principal

+1 512.867.8121

 |  LinkedIn » As South Central Regional Managing Principal and a founding member of Gensler’s Workplace Taskforce, Judy...

Cindy Simpson

Regional Managing Principal

+1 214.273.1584

 |  LinkedIn » Cindy is a Co-Regional Managing Principal of the South Central Region and a member of Gensler’s Board of...

Office Leadership

Kirsten Cessna

Managing Director, Principal

+1 214.866.2408

 |  LinkedIn » Kirsten is the Managing Director for Gensler Austin. Her 15-year career exemplifies her talent for...

Todd Runkle

Managing Director, Principal

+1 512.867.8113

 |  LinkedIn » Todd is Managing Director of Gensler Austin. Under his leadership the office has grown from five professionals...


David Kramer

Digital Experience Design Leader, Principal

+1 512.867.8226

 |  LinkedIn » As Gensler’s Digital Experience Design global studio community co-leader, David believes that by leveraging...

David Lynch

Studio Director, Principal

+1 512.867.8134

 |  LinkedIn » David is an award-winning architect with more than 30 years of experience. His career began in California...

Edward Muth


+1 512.867.8138

 |  LinkedIn » Ed has more than 19 years of architectural experience successfully leading corporate campus, commercial office...

John Houser

Design Director, Entertainment Leader, Principal

+1 512.867.8154

 |  LinkedIn » John is a Design Director in Gensler’s Austin office and Entertainment Leader for Gensler’s South Central...

Jonathan Emmett

Design Director, Principal

+1 512.867.8247

 |  LinkedIn » Jonathan is a Principal and Design Director who has dedicated his career to the design of sports venues and...

Kirk Funkhouser

Studio Director, Principal

+1 512.867.8110

 |  LinkedIn » Since joining the firm in 2011, Kirk has managed some of the largest projects at Gensler, including the Golden...

Luis Santi-Merayo

Design Director, Principal

+1 512.867.8116

Having been educated and practicing in Spain and Portugal prior to moving to the U.S., Luis brings a unique...

Steve Hudson

Regional Operating Officer, Principal

+1 713.844.0145

 |  LinkedIn » Steve is a licensed CPA and the Regional Operating Officer for our South Central Region. His career spans more...

Travis Albrecht

Design Director, Principal

+1 512.867.8109

 |  LinkedIn » Travis is a Design Director in Gensler’s Austin office and Design Resilience Leader for the firm’s South...