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Ben Tranel, AIA, LEED® AP


Ben is an architect focused on the transformational power of design. Over his 16 years in Gensler’s San Francisco office, Ben has grown the firm’s practice, refined its working methods, and strengthened its relationships, both locally and abroad. His portfolio spans mixed use, residential, office, hospitality, civic, and cultural projects. Highlights include the 632-meter Shanghai Tower, The Tower at PNC Plaza in Pittsburgh, multiple developments in the Bay Area, and the recently completed headquarters building for Alexandria Real Estate in Pasadena, California. Ben regularly participates in design reviews at local schools, and presents frequently at conferences. He has been honored twice with “40 Under 40” awards, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a Masters of Architecture from Columbia University.