Martha dePlazaola Abbott is a Principal and the Managing Director of Gensler’s Phoenix office. Martha’s comprehensive portfolio includes a myriad of “Work-Life” projects encompassing mixed-use, multi-family, hospitality, retail, and office spaces, from both the private and public sectors. Her expertise spans all project delivery methods from design-bid-build to alternative deliveries including design-build and CM@R. A natural leader, Martha’s ability to foster relationships and gain the trust of clients and team members has been instrumental in the success of many high-profile projects. Recognized as a leader in the community, Martha is heavily involved with ULI and was recently honored as one of AZ|RE’s Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate. Martha studied at the Vicenza Institute of Architecture and is a graduate of the College of Architecture from the University of Florida.