As a Firmwide Leader of Gensler’s Critical Facilities Practice Area, Shawn has more than a decade of experience leading the design of data centers, secure government facilities and operation centers. His emphasis in these projects, in addition to ensuring that critical operational demands are met, is to develop a compelling workplace design, both for the benefit of current employees and to help clients attract and retain a new generation of technology-driven talent. Shawn understands and can translate into simple terms the complicated technical issues associated with mission critical projects. An early adopter, he undertook his first LEED® Silver, Revit and Uptime Tier III-certified project in 2004. Shawn is a Registered Architect and earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Temple University.