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. His 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.