Carlos is Co-Managing Director of Gensler’s New York office and brings more than 30 years of experience providing thought leadership and innovative solutions in architecture, design, and business strategy. He focuses on piloting transformational thinking, as well as fostering the next generation of design talent and shaping the strategic role of design in the firm’s client enterprises. He has served on Gensler’s Management Committee and the Board of Directors, where he was instrumental in creating the Design Synergy community. His experience at Gensler also includes previous roles as a Global Practice Area Leader, Studio Director, Design Director, and Creative Director for the Northeast region. Carlos 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. Carlos was inducted into Interior Design’s 2023 Hall of Fame, honoring the design innovation that has defined his professional career.
His future-focused insights are valued by global clients across a range of industries, including the tech sector, financial services, media, professional services, consumer goods, and developers. Carlos’ work has appeared in publications such as Interior Design and Contract. 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.