Andy Cohen is one of two Co-CEOs, alongside Diane Hoskins, overseeing Gensler’s global platform and its day-to-day operations. With 6,000+ employees across 48 offices, Andy ranks on Business Insider’s elite “Creators” list as the world’s 100 top creative visionaries.
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Andy is one of two Gensler Co-CEOs whose collaborative leadership is fundamental to setting the company apart as a leading design firm. For his innovative leadership, Andy, along with Co-CEO Diane Hoskins, ranks on Business Insider’s elite “Creators” list, a who’s who of the world’s 100 top creative visionaries. As a hands-on leader, Andy oversees Gensler’s global platform and its day-to-day operations, some 6,000+ people networked across 48 offices, serving clients in 120+ countries. A champion of design, resiliency, and sustainability, Andy is a member of Gensler’s Board of Directors, spearheading design excellence strategies across Gensler’s diverse practice areas.
The Pratt Institute alumnus and registered architect is an active Young President’s Organization (YPO) Gold member and is also a board member of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Andy is one of the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Most Influential People in Los Angeles, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He has been sought out as a speaker at many premier industry conferences, including the Urban Land Institute, Milken Institute Global Conference, Pension Real Estate Association, and TEDx. His insights have also appeared in The New York Times, Fast Company, Forbes, and The Atlantic.
In his role, Andy serves as a key contributor to what is acknowledged, by its peers, as the most admired and largest architecture firm in the world, pioneering project types and design innovation strategies for the next century and acknowledged by Fast Company as one of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies.”
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