As Co-Managing Director of Gensler’s New York office and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, Joe Lauro’s leadership has strengthened internal technical processes, enhanced the firmwide architectural practice, and advanced the firm’s climate action efforts. Joe currently serves on Gensler’s Board of Directors and is a the past Co-Leader of the Design Synergy Community.
As one of the first LEED Accredited Professionals in the New York office, Joe has motivated his clients and colleagues to adopt more ambitious sustainability goals for decades. Joe is a key originator of the firm’s GC3 initiative, which is Gensler’s industry-wide challenge to reduce carbon emissions by 2030.
Throughout his 24 years at Gensler, Joe has proven himself a tireless community advocate. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the New York Building Congress and is a Co-Chair of the organization’s Energy Committee. He is also a member of Urban Design Forum, ULI, and USGBC. As an executive board member of ACE Mentorship’s NYC Chapter, a founding board member of Make-A-Wish NY Real Estate Council, and a board member of Salvadori Center focusing on STEAM programs in underserved communities, Joe is committed to diversifying the pipeline of young architects into the profession.