Based in Gensler’s Charlotte office, Kathleen has led award-winning projects for some of the retail industry’s leading companies. Experience as both an outside consultant and an in-house designer gives her a unique and holistic perspective into retail planning and design. In addition to directing high-profile retail projects, Kathleen also leads Gensler’s research on global retail trends. She personally developed the “Resurgence of the Department Store” white paper in 2012, and has spoken on topics such as “Shopping the Globe” and “Beyond the Flagship” at international conferences. She was selected by readers of Design: Retail magazine (formerly DDI) as one of the top Retail Influencers of the Year for 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning.