Rick Ferrara, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Consumer Products Leader, Studio Director, Principal

As a Studio Director for Gensler Dallas’ Automotive Retail studio, Rick leads a team focused on the design and construction of automotive dealerships, technical centers, and training facilities. With more than 30 years of experience, Rick has been integral to the automotive retail segment of Gensler’s practice, and leads both domestic and international projects as well as complex rollouts. He encourages his clients to push boundaries, explore innovative solutions, and change the dialogue within the industry. An early advocate of sustainable design, Rick’s projects include the world’s first LEED dealership, the world’s first LEED Gold dealership, and the recently completed Corvallis Toyota, which is anticipated to be the world’s first Net-Zero Energy dealership. Rick received a Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin.

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