Audrey Handelman, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB

Design Resilience Leader, Studio Director, Senior Associate

Audrey is an experienced architect, designer, and project leader who serves as the Design Resilience Leader for Gensler's Retail practice. Having been with the firm for over 15 years, she has worked on a wide range of projects including retail stores for technology, athletics, and apparel brands, movie theaters, hotel and resort designs, a city master plan and amusement park near Beijing, the Ashes and Snow Nomadic Museum, restaurants, and several religious projects. Her strengths lie in being an inclusive leader, maintaining strong client and colleague relationships, and creating dynamic and relevant designs that are conscious of their impact on the end user, the community, and the environment.

Audrey is currently involved in several Gensler research projects that work to identify key performance indicators and measurable impact in environment, wellbeing, and social equity that are specific to architectural typologies. She is a leader in Gensler's community impact group and regional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion group, and is also involved in several pro-bono projects. In her free time, Audrey volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster youth and serves on its executive Board of Directors.

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