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June 08, 2023

Gensler Global Director of Workplace Research Janet Pogue McLaurin Elevated to AIA College of Fellows in 2023

SAN FRANCISCO — Gensler is proud to announce that Janet Pogue McLaurin was elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows, in recognition of her significant contributions to the profession of architecture and society.

The College of Fellows honors members who have contributed to the profession and society on a national or global level. It also further recognizes an individual with growing and significant influence on the future of the industry. This recognition is considered one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member.

As Gensler’s Global Director of Workplace Research, Janet Pogue McLaurin, FAIA, has been instrumental in leading Gensler’s award-winning global Workplace Surveys advancing the science of workplace design. She has empowered architects and designers with new insights on how people work by measuring space effectiveness, workplace experience, and what people value in the workplace.

McLaurin is an influential thought leader on the future of work sharing her workplace expertise and research at conferences and industry meetings including CoreNet Global, IFMA World Workplace, ULI, Harvard LILA, SXSW, and WSJ Future of Everything; and with major media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, BBC, CNBC, CBS, NPR, Business Talk Radio, and Freakonomics.

This honor coincides with McLaurin’s 40-year anniversary at Gensler, where she has worked at the firm’s Denver and Washington D.C. offices and co-founded the Shanghai and Beijing offices. She has served on Gensler’s Board of Directors and is currently serving on the Practice Area Management Committee for the firm.

About Gensler
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 53 locations and more than 7,000 professionals networked across the Americas, Europe, Greater China, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. Founded in 1965, the firm works globally with more than 4,000 clients across more than 29 practice areas spanning the work, lifestyle, community, and health sectors. We are guided by our mission to create a better world through the power of design and believe the source of our strength is our people.

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