Gensler Portland Co-Managing Directors Maurice Reid and Hannah Dahlquist
Gensler Portland Co-Managing Directors Maurice Reid and Hannah Dahlquist
April 09, 2024

From Local Visionaries to Innovation-Driven Managing Directors

Hannah Dahlquist and Maurice Reid Promoted to Lead Gensler Portland

Portland, Oregon — Gensler, a global architecture, design, and planning firm, proudly announces the promotion of two talented individuals, Hannah Dahlquist and Maurice Reid, to Managing Directors of its Portland office. Dahlquist and Reid, both native Oregonians, bring a wealth of experience to their new roles, as well as a passion for design and deep commitment to their local community and the revitalization of downtown Portland .

Dahlquist and Reid’s promotion highlights the firm’s dedication to fostering local talent and nurturing a diverse, inclusive workforce. Their leadership will be instrumental in driving innovation, collaboration, and sustainability across all projects undertaken by the Portland office. Gensler’s unique co-leadership model promotes a dynamic and inclusive work environment where leaders collaborate across disciplines and share insights. This approach not only fosters innovation but also strengthens Gensler’s ability to respond effectively to the evolving needs of clients and markets. 

Hannah Dahlquist, NCIDQ, LEED AP, has established herself as a leading figure in the design industry. As an interior designer with 20 years of experience, Dahlquist has a unique ability to create spaces for her clients that seamlessly blend their personalized aesthetics with functionality. Her promotion to Managing Director reflects her outstanding leadership skills and dedication to pushing the boundaries of design excellence.

“I am honored to take on this new role as Managing Director at Gensler Portland,” said Dahlquist. “As an Oregon native with 20 years of design expertise, I am deeply invested in the future of our community, and I look forward to leveraging our collective expertise to create meaningful, impactful designs that enrich the lives of those who inhabit them.”

Maurice Reid, AIA, brings his expertise as an architect to the role of Managing Director. With a career spanning 25 years in the architecture field, Reid has garnered recognition for his collaborative approach to design and his unwavering commitment to client satisfaction. His promotion underscores his exceptional talent and his vision for shaping the built environment in Portland and beyond.

Echoing Dahlquist’s sentiments, Reid added, “I am excited to lead alongside Hannah and contribute to Gensler’s legacy of design excellence in Portland. Together, we will continue to push the boundaries of design, innovation, and sustainability, and be deeply involved in the Portland community.”

As Managing Directors, Hannah and Maurice will continue to be focused on pioneering design solutions that prioritize innovation, community impact, and sustainability in a range of sectors, including Higher Education, Housing, Climate Action and Sustainability, Workplace, Industrial and Advanced Manufacturing, Retail, Health and Wellness, Sports, and Hospitality.

Recognizing its innovation in developing an algorithm that quickly assesses office buildings for potential residential conversion, Gensler was recently ranked #6 overall, and #1 in the Urban Development and Real Estate category on Fast Company’s most innovative list. The 2024 list shines a spotlight on businesses from all sectors of the economy that are shaping industry and culture through their innovations and achieving remarkable milestones. The algorithm has enabled the firm to evaluate the viability of over 1,300 projects in 130 cities for owners, developers, mayors, and government leaders.

About Gensler
At Gensler, the value of our work stems from its positive impact on the human experience. We are a dynamic and collaborative design firm uniting creativity, research, and innovation to solve complex problems for our clients. Our work challenges conventional ideas about architecture and the built environment. We aren’t just designing buildings — we are reimagining cities and places that make a difference in people’s lives. Founded in 1965, Gensler has built a team of 6,000 professionals who partner with clients in over 100 countries each year. Everything we do is guided by our mission: to create a better world through the power of design.

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