Aleksandar Sasha Zeljic, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP® BD+C
Studio Director, Design Director, Regional Practice Area Leader, Principal
With over 22 years of experience across a wide range of complex, high-profile projects, including the award-winning Shanghai Tower, Manila’s Finance Centre Tower and World Plaza, as well as Chicago’s Shirley Ryan Ability Lab and 333 North Green, Sasha strives to design beautifully crafted, high performing, and contextual buildings for clients around the globe. Setting high expectations, Sasha leads projects with complete client focus and delivers innovative work through partnerships. Sasha currently serves as a Lifestyle Studio Director and Design Director with deep experience working on developer-led Office Buildings, Residential, Mixed-Use, and Hospitality projects in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. He also leads the growth strategy across all Gensler practice areas in the North Central region.
In the professional community, Sasha is a strong contributor to organizations such as the United Nations and the International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC), where he participates in annual conferences. He has also served as a member of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), and previously acted as its Chair of Young Professionals Committee. He has authored numerous white papers, presented at global CTBUH conferences, and frequently lectures at universities in the U.S. and abroad.