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Deborah Shepley, AIA, LEED AP

Education Leader, Principal

Based out of Gensler’s Newport Beach office, Deborah is a Principal and Global Education Practice Area Leader who has partnered with over 45 higher education institutions to facilitate integrated, participatory, and data-informed planning and design processes. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in campus master planning, space programming, stakeholder engagement, and community outreach. Working hand-in-hand with higher education leaders, she helps coordinate campus-wide decisions regarding site and facilities development that support the institution’s vision, mission, and goals and are based on solid planning principles. Deborah is a recognized thought leader, a frequent speaker at state and national conferences, and a facilitator for the SCUP Planning Institute. She holds a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture from Tulane University.