John brings 25 years of experience as an architect, real estate strategist, and planner to his role as Regional Managing Principal for Gensler’s Southwest region and serves on Gensler’s Management Committee. He is invested in the continued renewal of downtown Los Angeles. A recognized thought leader in office building design and development, John is an advocate for high-performance buildings, repositioning, creative office space, and sustainable urban development. He serves on the boards of the L.A. Headquarters Association, Junior Achievement of Southern California, the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, and the Urban Land Institute. 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.