Design leader who is passionate about the built environment
39, Senior Associate/Technical Director
Benedict Tranel has served as a director with Gensler since 2006 and has led the design process for many of the firm's most well-known projects, including the The Tower at PNC Plaza in Pittsburgh, the headquarters for NVIDIA in Santa Clara, Calif., and the 632-meter-tall Shanghai Tower. For the China tower, Tranel led the facade design, which incorporated some 30,000 elements of different sizes, shapes and positions. Inspired by a belief that architects are stewards of the built environment, Tranel aims to enhance lives through quality design.