Michael Townsend, LEED AP, AIA

Design Resilience Leader, Design Director, Senior Associate

Michael is the Design Resilience Leader for the firm’s Mixed Use & Retail Centers practice and a Design Director, based in Gensler’s Chicago offices. He brings more than 15 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.


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