Joseph Lauro, AIA, CDT, LEED AP, RA
Managing Director, Principal
Joe is the Co-Managing Director of Gensler’s New York office and Co-Leader of the firm’s global Design Synergy Community. His involvement in the Design Synergy Community underscores his dedication to creating efficient design delivery processes that have culminated in numerous award-winning projects around the world. Through the implementation of resiliency strategies that create a more sustainable future for cities, developing meaningful design experiences, and ensuring that each project’s purpose is realized, Joe’s leadership has united a variety of critical perspectives and talent in a way that is unmatched across the design profession.
Embodying the philosophy that diversity fosters innovation, Joe is widely recognized as an industry leader and an invaluable resource for market expertise to developers, landlords, and tenants alike. He leads large-scale campus and base building work for developers such as Boston Properties, Related Companies, and Rubenstein Partners. His strong technical background and commitment to each project makes him sought-after by clients across all industries — particularly global financial firms, consumer goods companies, and critical facilities — including Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, L’Oreal, Michael Kors, Equinox, and Prologis.
Joe serves as a member of Gensler’s Board of Directors. He is also deeply passionate about giving back to his community as an executive board member of ACE Mentorship’s NYC Chapter, a founding board member of Make-A-Wish NY Real Estate Counsel, and a board member of Salvadori Center focusing on STEAM programs in underserved communities. He is a graduate of the New York Institute of Technology.