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Global Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Design Manager, Principal

As the Global Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Jason promotes Gensler’s commitment to its Strategies to Fight Racism while furthering the firm’s efforts to address unique challenges within each region and community through a global perspective. He is passionate about helping develop underserved communities and the next generation of designers and architects, while remaining connected to our clients and design work.

A Principal based in Gensler’s Chicago office, Jason manages projects that engage the community at-large, leading them from schematic community-based master plans through full construction. His portfolio includes master planning programs centered on cultural connectivity, public transit, and mixed-use development along with architectural projects spanning hospitality, commercial office and retail, residential, science research labs, and large university campus medical facilities across the country. He is driven by the belief that one project can change a community, and if we change enough communities, we can change the world.

Jason’s leadership is exemplified through his involvement as a co-Chair of Gensler’s Global Race and Diversity Committee, as well as his work with external organizations, including serving as the 2021-2022 National President of the National Organization of Minority Architects and sitting on Chicago’s Executive Board for the ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) Mentor Program.