2011 Silver SPUR Awards: How Art Gensler Built a Firm to Stand the Test of Time

November 1, 2011

The 2011 Silver SPUR Awards, held on October 31, recognized four individuals whose achievements have made San Francisco and the Bay Area a better place to live and work.

Art Gensler is a business visionary who has transformed the industry of architecture and design through his entrepreneurial creativity and leadership. In 1965, he co-founded Gensler, a San Francisco architecture and design firm, now a 3,000-person firm with 30 offices worldwide. A Cornell University graduate, Art is on the Advisory Council of Cornell’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning. Art’s civic leadership includes service to the Buck Institute for Aging, the California College of the Arts, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. As a founding member of the National AIA Committee on Interior Architecture, Art is an AIA Fellow and a professional member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

 

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Learn about the other 2011 Silver SPUR honorees:

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