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Art Gensler, founder of biggest architecture firm, dies – Fast Company

Art Gensler laid the foundation for his architecture firm to become one of the most successful in the industry.

Art Gensler [Photo: courtesy Gensler]
Art Gensler [Photo: courtesy Gensler]

Art Gensler, founder of Gensler, the world’s biggest architecture firm, has died at 85.

An innovative designer and businessman, Gensler grew the small San Francisco-based design firm that he started in 1965 into a global powerhouse. Gensler’s firm today has 50 offices, thousands of employees, and work underway in more than 100 countries, with notable projects including the Shanghai Tower, the world’s second-tallest building; the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco; and Incheon International Airport in South Korea. It’s a scale of work that has made the firm one of the most successful in the industry. In 2020, Gensler reported $1.55 billion in revenue.

Art Gensler [Photo: Emily Hagopian/courtesy Gensler]
Art Gensler [Photo: Emily Hagopian/courtesy Gensler]

Gensler’s passing follows shortly after the news of the death of another prominent architect, Helmut Jahn, designer of the Thompson Center in Chicago, which was famed for its massive atrium. Jahn, 81, was killed after being struck by two vehicles while he was riding a bicycle.

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