Robert Jernigan, FAIA, LEED® AP

Regional Managing Principal

Rob is Co-Regional Managing Principal for Gensler's Southwest Region. He is known to peers and clients as an accomplished architect, mentor, and collaborator who inspires you to think differently. Rob is a true community leader and has taken an active role in the renaissance of downtown Los Angeles. He is deeply committed to elevating LA as a world-class city through his efforts around permanent supportive housing, Pershing Square renew, and other community projects and initiatives.

The AIA California Council awarded Rob its Presidential Citation for changing the face of architecture in Los Angeles. Coro Southern California presented Rob with the Crystal Eagle Award for civic leadership. And the Los Angeles Business Journal named him one of “The 500 Most Influential People in Los Angeles” today. In LA, his work includes the Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Residences and JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE, The Broad Museum, Metropolis, and ICON at Sunset Bronson Studios in Hollywood.

Rob is an AIA Fellow and a member of the Urban Land Institute. He serves on the boards of Gensler, the Los Angeles Business Council, Central City Association of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Town Hall Los Angeles, World Trade Center Los Angeles, and the Jonathan Club.


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