David J. Calkins, FAIA, LEED® AP

Regional Managing Principal

David serves as Asia Pacific Regional Managing Principal and a member of Gensler’s Board of Directors and Management Committee. Before assuming these roles, he was a South Central Regional Managing Principal; led our Firmwide Education Practice Area for nine years; and frequently presented at state, national, and international gatherings for higher education. An award-winning architect, interior designer, and member of the prestigious AIA College of Fellows, David holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University. Locally, he sits on both the Governmental Affairs Steering Committee and Design/Build Taskforce for the Texas Society of Architects, the Boards of Directors of the Architecture Center Houston Foundation and the Rice Design Alliance, and is a member of the William Ward Watkin Dean’s Council of the Rice School of Architecture.


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