Russell is a Principal and Design Director in Gensler’s London office. With more than 30 years experience working for multiple design firms in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, Russell focuses on high-performance, low-energy building design. Russell is a former member of the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Advisory Board, for which he also served as a Height Committee member, on top of being active with various technical working groups. He has taught and lectured throughout the Americas, the Middle East, India, and China, and has authored numerous papers within the architectural industry. Originally from Glenrothes, Scotland, Russell earned both his Bachelor's of Architecture and Master's of Architecture degrees from Oxford Brookes University.