JJ Rivers is a Principal, Studio Director, and Mixed Use & Retail Centers Leader for the Southeast region based in Gensler’s Washington, D.C. office. A multi-award-winning architect, he is sought after in the market for his versatile project expertise spanning mixed-use development, sports & entertainment, master planning, and retail. JJ manages over 50 talented professionals, with his leadership inspiring his colleagues who share a mission to create a sustainable future by designing diverse experiences. His immense impact on advancing resilient design and development can be seen throughout his portfolio leading multiple net-zero designs on some of the largest projects in the nation. He holds a Master of Architecture and Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Maryland.