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Lauren Hlavenka D’Urso

Regional Communications Director, Principal

Lauren leads the marketing and public relations efforts for Gensler’s Northeast region. An innovative thinker with a record of creating results-driven communications, Lauren works closely with teams in New York, Boston, Morristown, and Toronto to advance the firm’s business goals and reputation by balancing creative storytelling and strategic communication.

With over 20 years of experience successfully positioning design firms in global markets, Lauren brings a passion for an integrated approach to marketing, PR, and communications, rallying multidisciplinary teams to create content that is authentic, engaging, and persuasive. She aligns the region’s business plans to support the growth of Gensler’s four Northeast offices while translating the firm’s vision into metrics-driven marketing and compelling communications.

Lauren studied marketing and communications at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating from the Texas Creative Program. She served as president of the NYC Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) from 2008-09 and is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).