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Michael Townsend, LEED AP, AIA

Mixed Use & Retail Centers Leader, Design Director, Principal

Michael is an award-winning Design Director and Mixed Use & Retail Centers Leader for Gensler’s North Central region. A Principal based in Gensler’s Chicago office, he brings nearly 20 years of design experience on large-scale commercial, retail, workplace, civic, aviation, hospitality, and education work across the U.S. and Asia. He strives to bring thoughtful investigation to every facet of projects and demonstrates a strong commitment to sustainability. Michael develops, shepherds, and communicates design and vision on some of the firm’s most complex projects, balancing forward-thinking creativity with a foundation of informed strategy.