Gensler announced John Williams, AlA as a senior project architect of its Phoenix firm.

Williams brings more than 35 years of experience to his new role at Gensler, with expansive technical expertise and demonstrated leadership in managing projects for both public and private sector clients. He is a registered architect and third generation Arizonan who studied architecture at Arizona State University.

“With a commitment to the practice of architecture in the Sonoran desert, john has an acute focus on technical excellence. We are thrilled to welcome him to our team and look forward to his leadership on many notable projects in the future.” says Beth Harmon-Vaughan, managing director of Gensler’s Phoenix office.

Over the past three decades, Williams has developed a portfolio of large, complex projects including the award winning Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles with jose Rafael Moneo, the $600M Phoenix Convention Center Expansion and the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Prior to joining Gensler, Williams was a Senior Associate at Architekton in Tempe, Arizona.

“I have always worked with organizations committed to delivering the highest level of quality to our built environment.” says John Williams, senior project architect at Gensler. “I see Gensler’s practice at the top of the list for such firms, and I am humbled to join such a phenomenal group of design talent.”

Gensler has a long-standing presence in Phoenix and a celebrated reputation for design excellence. As the recipient of over 30 recent design awards, including the RED Awards 2015 Architect of the Year, Gensler’s Phoenix office is home to 41 passionate professionals dedicated to design innovation.