Kristen serves as Co-Managing Director for Gensler’s Chicago office, leading a team of 300+ professionals providing architecture and design services. She is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, talent development, business development, and creative leadership. Prior to joining the firm, Kristen worked with Gensler through her role at Hyatt, directing our team on the design of that company’s award-winning global headquarters. She is a registered Architect, LEED accredited, and is a member of AIA Chicago. She has served several terms as co-chair of the Interior Architecture Knowledge Community and serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors of Foundations of Music, a nonprofit organization providing music education to Chicago Public Schools. Kristen holds an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management as well as graduate and undergraduate degrees in architecture from the University of Michigan.