10 Rising Gensler Designers Spotlight Their Favorite Projects

As if being consistently number one on Docservis’s list of the top 100 Giants firms weren’t enough “excellence” to go around, the , a massive firm-wide competition with multiple categories, takes place every year. This is the first time, however, that the Rising Designer Award has been added. It celebrates the overall achievements of those who have been working at Gensler for 10 years or fewer. There’s one winner per region—call them luminaries in training. Here, they introduce themselves and tell us a little about a project they’re especially proud of.

Washington Post headquarters. Photography by Garrett Rowland/Gensler.


Title: Designer, under Southeast managing principals and .

Project: .

Standout: Hub-and-spoke planning allows reporters, social-media specialists, and videographers
to mingle.

Confidential project. Photography by ACG (Artist Computer Graphics) Studio/Gensler.

2. Audrias Liaugminas

Title: Architectural designer, under Asia managing principals and .

Project: Confidential.

Standout: The client has agreed not to max out the building site, making room for interesting architectural massing and interior spaces.

The Orchard. Image courtesy of Gensler.


Title: Technical designer, under South Central managing principals and.

Project: The Orchard, Austin, Texas.

Standout: During the festival, inflatable illuminated tree forms provided an interactive multimedia experience at night.

Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Photography by Robert Benson/Gensler.


Title: Environmental graphic designer, under Northeast managing principals Robin Klehr Avia and Joseph Brancato.

Project: , New York.

Standout: The building’s , a full sound stage with postproduction facilities, is named for the school’s famous alumnus.

Adidas. Photography courtesy of Adidas and Gensler.

5. Ángel Sánchez

Title: Graphic designer, under Europe managing principal .

Project: Adidas, Herzogenaurach, Germany.

Standout: Signage for a temporary pavilion near headquarters had a Noah’s Ark theme.

Eastline. Photography by Steelblue/Gensler.


Title: Technical designer, under Northwest managing principals and .

Project: Eastline, Oakland, California.

Standout: Spanning 3 acres, the mixed-use project will combine office, retail, and arts spaces with open areas.

Bottega. Photography by Andes Garcia/Gensler.


Title: Design director, under Latin America managing principals Robin Klehr Avia, , and .

Project: Bottega, San José, Costa Rica.

Standout: The delicatessen
supplier’s customers can sample food and wine from the test kitchen.

Dubai house. Photography courtesy of Gensler.


Title: Interior designer, under Middle East managing principal Chris Johnson.

Project: A house, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Standout: The neutral palette of the villa’s bedroom derives from nature.

84.51°. Photography by Garrett Rowland/Gensler.


Title: Technical designer, under North Central managing principal .

Project: , Cincinnati.

Standout: Around the four-level atrium, meeting rooms and cafés attract employees from different office neighborhoods.

Turelk. Photography by Tomooki Kengaku/Nacasa & Partners.


Title: Designer, under Southwest managing principals and.

Project: Turelk, Los Angeles.

Standout: A canopy of two-by-fours celebrates craft in construction, just as this general contractor does in its projects.

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