Bonnie Reese

Consulting & Real Estate Services Leader, Strategy Director, Associate

Bonnie is a Consulting & Real Estate Services Leader in Gensler’s South Central region and a Strategy Director, based in the firm’s Austin office. An experienced strategist with a background in qualitative research, she is uniquely adept at translating human needs and behaviors into strategies for design. The scope of her consulting work spans from master planning for a medical campus and creating digital solutions for STEM learning, to designing frameworks to map the future of the data economy. Bonnie has collaborated with clients across a variety of industries, including Adobe, American Airlines, AT&T, the City of Austin, the University of Texas, and Vodafone. Most recently, she has focused on opportunities to transform the way we work and behaviors in the urban landscape in response to the pandemic. Prior to Gensler, Bonnie was a leader at frog design and also ran her own design consultancy firm. In addition, she has taught design at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and has frequently spoken at events such as Digi.City Connects, Neocon, and The Texas Tribune Festival.

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