Collaborative leadership sets Gensler apart, enabling us to be the go-to strategic partner for our clients, as well as the most influential and innovative firm in our industry. Global Co-Chairs Diane Hoskins and Andy Cohen are exemplars of this leadership model. Since 2005, they have been collaborative partners, overseeing the long-term strategy and day-to-day operations of the global practice known for its award-winning design innovation and research. Under their strategic guidance, Gensler has organically grown to become the most admired firm in the field, with some 6,000 people networked across 53 offices around the world, serving more than 3,500 clients in over 100 countries.
Guided by the visionary leadership of our Global Co-Chairs, Gensler has extended its client base and geographic reach to become the world’s most innovative architecture and design firm, networked across the Americas, Europe, Greater China, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. With expertise in four sectors — cities, lifestyle, work, and health — and 33 practice areas, the firm’s diverse work ranges from aviation, urban design, and stadiums to office, hospitality, life sciences, entertainment, and beyond.
Given the challenges facing our clients in today’s radically changing world, Gensler’s Global Co-Chairs champion new perspectives and game-changing project solutions, drawing from the firm’s robust and ongoing research, and from our people’s unique knowledge of markets, industries, sustainable design principles, and design technology solutions. Andy and Diane are regularly sought out by top-tier publications including CNN, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, and Fortune, among others, and are frequently invited to speak at premier conferences and events, including the United Nations Climate Change Conference, UN Habitat, Urban Land Institute annual meetings, and more. They are champions of the power of design to create a better world and enrich the human experience.
Working as an integrated team, Diane and Andy have made Gensler the first truly global design firm, recognized by Fast Company as one of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” and by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Large Employers 2024.” Gensler is admired by its peers and partners for its creativity, collaborative spirit, and relentless focus on delivering valuable design solutions for clients. For their innovative approach to leadership, Gensler’s Global Co-Chairs were named to Business Insider’s list of “100 People Transforming Business,” which honors business leaders in 10 sectors who are innovating, sparking trends, and tackling global challenges. Business Insider also included the Andy and Diane on its inaugural “Creators” list, which recognizes the world’s 100 top creative visionaries.
In 2024, as part of a planned succession strategy, Andy and Diane welcome a new generation of collaborative leadership, naming Julia Simet and Jordan Goldstein as incoming co-CEOs to lead the firm’s day-to-day operations.
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