Barbara is Co-Managing Director and Principal of Gensler Los Angeles and a leader of the global Health & Wellness Practice Area. As a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, she brings over 25 years of design management experience and collaborates with highly innovative clients such as Amgen, Cedars-Sinai, Kaiser, JPL/NASA, Capital Group, Netflix, Sony and DreamWorks. Barbara was recognized by The Los Angeles Business Journal as the 2014 Executive of the Year: Women Making a Difference. This honor recognizes women who “lead by example,” successfully blend effective business vision with passionate commitment to positively “making a difference,” both in the world of business and in the communities they serve. She was recognized by Real Estate Forum magazine as a 2015 Woman of Influence: California.
Active in the community, Barbara is on the Board of Directors for ImagineLA where their focus is to end the cycle of family homelessness. She is passionate about her work with Girls Inc., Dress for Success, the National Organization of Minority Architects and the Women Presidents’ Organization. Barbara holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and studied in the Graduate Diploma Program at the Architectural Association in London. Barbara’s work has been published in Architectural Record, Domus and Architectural Review.