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Vaki Mawema, LEED AP, BD+C

Co‑Managing Director, Principal

As Co-Managing Director of Gensler Baltimore, Vaki has created a team-based design culture that embodies creative passion, innovation and rigor. His work focuses on experiential, branded environments for retail centers, mixed-use, hospitality, and food and beverage projects. Vaki is well-known within the commercial real estate industry as an expert and thought leader in retail center and mixed-use design as well as business leadership. Additionally, Vaki expemplifies leadership through his role as a co-Chair of Gensler’s Global Race and Diversity Committee. He was named one of the Washington Business Journal’s 40 under 40 business leaders in 2016. Vaki has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Newschool of Architecture and Design.