Mark Thaler, AIA
Education Leader, Studio Director, Principal
With over 30 years of experience, Mark is the global co-leader of Gensler’s Education practice and is one of the firm’s experts in the design of learning environments and student spaces. Located in the New York office, his projects span the academic spectrum, from K-12 through higher education, both nationally and internationally, and have been recognized with numerous accolades, including an Award of Merit from the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education, as well as a Citation from AIA New York State for the Hajjar STEM Center. The D’Angelo Center at St. John’s University was a multiple award-winner, receiving an Award of Honor from the Society of American Registered Architects, a Queens Chamber of Commerce Building Award, and a Brick Institute Award. Additionally, Mark is a leader in Gensler’s Education Research Program, studying the intersection between learning phenomena and design. He has presented his work and research at SXSWEdu, SCUP, STEMTech, and the No Name Conference, and ran a workshop at the 2015 LEFT Conference. He is also on the National Board of Schools That Can and currently chairs its impact committee.