Manan Shah

Studio Director

Gensler

Oakland Director

Manan has deep experience navigating the complex path of building world class projects. Open and honest communication are the cornerstones of his approach. Recognized as a top design professional in ENR Magazine’s “20 Under 40” in 2015, Manan has led multiple teams for several notable and complex projects in the San Francisco Bay Area including 2 Kaiser Center in Oakland, CA and the high anticipated NVIDIA Headquarters in Santa Clara, CA. His diverse portfolio consists of projects totaling more than 1 billion construction dollars to date. He collaborates closely with his clients, who see him as a trusted partner, to help them navigate key decision making, community outreach, and entitlements. The management of his design team focuses on providing the highest value design solutions, through the lens of a community approach. Manan’s ability to at once attend to the highest level strategic decisions and the smallest project details make him a highly sought after leader within the firm. He holds a Masters in architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.