LECTURES: Wed, December 5, 2012
Rob Jernigan, with Eric Stultz (B.Arch '92)
Li Wen and Shawn Gehle
Wednesday, December 5, 7pm
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall
Intro by Peter Zellner
Gensler’s Explorations within a Global Practice lecture is split into four parts tackling the different challenges and organizational strategies of a large global practice. Following his broad overview of the firm, Rob Jernigan will be joined on stage by Gensler Los Angeles’ Eric Stultz (B.Arch '92), who will address the global aspect of the business; Li Wen, who will talk about doing business locally; and Shawn Gehle, who will discuss the importance of research.
Rob Jernigan has devoted more than 30 years to design leadership. Known by his peers and clients alike as an exceptional architect and collaborator, Jernigan is an unmatched expert at translating elaborate designs into steel-and-concrete reality. At the core of his success is his unshakable commitment to design innovation, technical quality, and the belief that each of us are only as good as the people we mentor to succeed us in practice.
Jernigan began his career at SOM, and led his own practice before joining Gensler Los Angeles in 1998, with the charge of growing the firm’s Los Angeles architectural studio. Since that time, he has built one of the most diverse architectural practices in Los Angeles, and has nurtured a thriving network of design professionals throughout Southern California. Gensler’s Los Angeles office is now the fastest-growing among the firm’s 43 locations worldwide, with a broad portfolio of noteworthy projects that range in scale and complexity.