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Carlos Martínez, AIA, FIIDA, LEED® AP

Creative Director, Principal

Carlos is the Creative Director of Gensler’s Northeast region and brings more than 30 years of experience providing thought leadership and innovative solutions in architecture, design, and business strategy. Located in the New York office, he focuses on piloting transformational thinking across the region, as well as fostering the next generation of design talent at Gensler and shaping the strategic role of design in the firm’s client enterprises. He previously served on Gensler’s Board of Directors and Management Committee and has received numerous honors and accolades, including an induction into the International Interior Design Association’s College of Fellows and Gensler’s prestigious Don Brinkmann Award for design excellence.

His work has appeared in Interior Design, Contract, and other publications. For more than 25 years, he was a visiting professor of design at The Art Institute of Chicago as well as a board member of various renowned non-for-profit organizations. Carlos graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Architecture and earned his Master’s of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


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