Reimagining the Future of Cities: Mentorship w. Andy Cohen, Gensler
Online Zoom Conference
YJP invites you to join us for our architecture, design & construction mentorship session with Andy Cohen, Gensler.
This session will be an opportunity to connect with a group of young rising stars in the industry, as we convene on August 9th for an open forum.
Bring your questions to connect with Andy and grow your network.
This event is complimentary for virtual level members and above.
For questions, please email: email@example.com
Andy Cohen is one of two co-CEOs of Gensler, the world’s top architecture and design firm. Since 2005,
he and co-CEO Diane Hoskins have exemplified collaborative leadership, overseeing the firm’s global
platform and day-to-day operations. Under their strategic guidance, Gensler has organically grown to
become the largest in the field, with some 5,500 people networked across 50 offices, serving clients in
more than 120 countries.
A registered architect, Andy is a champion of the power of design to enhance and enrich the human
experience. He works as a dynamic and hands-on leader, mentoring and advising Gensler’s talented
teams and ensuring that the firm’s vision to redefine the future of cities endures for decades to come.
An advocate for resilience and sustainability, he also leads Gensler’s board committee responsible for
global design innovation initiatives, spearheading design excellence strategies and pioneering cutting-
edge technology across Gensler’s 28 practice areas.
Andy also invests heavily in client and community relationships, lending his decades of expertise to a
diverse roster of organizations. He is a member of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Board of
Advisors, the USC School of Architecture Board of Councilors, the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher
Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and the Urban Land
Institute’s Urban Development and Mixed-Use Council, among others. An alumnus of the Pratt
Institute, Andy has delivered keynote talks and presentations for groups including the Young
Presidents Organization, CREtech, Schools That Can, and TEDx. His insights have also appeared in the
New York Times, Fast Company, Forbes, the Atlantic, and beyond.
Tom has more than 40 years of experience leading the structural engineering and analysis of a wide variety of building types worldwide, from long-span sports and entertainment venues to high-rise commercial and mixed-use buildings. With the 2015 merger with Weidlinger Associates, Tom expanded the firm’s service offerings to include transportation, protective design and security, and applied sciences. He is co-chair of the New York Building Congress Council on Innovation and Best Practices and the NYBC Ascend conference. He is also active in evaluating and promoting innovative AEC technology, serving as chair of TTWiiN, an innovation accelerator that commercializes technology spun off from Thornton Tomasetti incubators, as well as driving industry innovation as a member of the BuiltWorlds’ Corporate Venture Forum and as a founding member of AEC Angels.