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Tom Heffernan, AIA, LEED AP

Managing Director, Principal

Tom is a Principal and Co-Managing Director for Gensler’s San Diego office. Over his more than 25-year career, Tom has focused on design for higher education and local government, and has worked with six University of California campuses, multiple California State universities and community colleges, and nearly a dozen counties and cities throughout California. Tom is involved in Education projects throughout the Southwest — from designing academic and student life buildings to developing real estate, facilities, and workplace strategies for a variety of institutional clients. Tom received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and has remained involved in design education as an adjunct studio instructor at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design.