John brings 20 years of experience as an architect, real estate strategist and planner to his role as Co-Regional Managing Principal for Gensler's Southwest region and Co-Managing Director of Gensler’s Los Angeles office. Invested in the continued renewal of downtown Los Angeles, John is an advocate for high-performance building repositioning, creative office space and sustainable urban development. He serves on the board of the L.A. Headquarters Association and is actively involved with NAIOP, the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation and the Urban Land Institute. A recognized thought leader in office building design and development, John serves on Gensler’s Management Committee and was recently a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona and a Master of Architectural Design from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.