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April 06, 2017

Two Gensler Designers Elevated to IIDA College of Fellows in 2017

NEW YORK – Gensler announced that two of its leading design professionals have been elevated to the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) College of Fellows. The two new Fellows are Gensler New York Principal and Co-Managing Director Julia Simet and Firmwide Workplace Sector Leader and Washington DC Principal Janet Pogue McLaurin

The IIDA College of Fellows is an elite designation reserved for those who have made exceptional contributions to the design industry through leadership and professionalism. IIDA Fellows help shape the future of design through involvement with mentorship and educational programs, committee work, and special initiatives that further develop the practice of design.

A Principal and Co-Managing Director for Gensler New York, Simet has dedicated her 30-year career to delivering value to clients and colleagues. Her passion for transformational design and leadership development allow her to play a pivotal role in the growth and success of one of the world’s most influential design firms, cultivating a culture of community, ambition, and trust.

With 35 years of experience, Gensler Washington DC Principal McLaurin elevates the interior design profession through her research, speaking, publications, teaching and projects. Widely acknowledged as an industry thought leader, she is a passionate spokesperson for the value of great design— why design matters and how workspace impacts people and business performance.

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