Gene Watanabe, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C
Design Director, Principal
Gene is a Design Director and Studio Leader in the Los Angeles office. In more than 35 years with Gensler, Gene has been responsible for some of Southern California’s most important new buildings, both public and private, many of which have been instrumental to the redevelopment and repositioning of their surrounding communities. Gene’s work has been recognized with multiple awards and is published widely in design and business magazines. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and studied at Art Center College of Design. He was in the Director’s Circle at SCI-Arc, and served as a visiting critic and guest lecturer at numerous universities.