Michelle NeyCity Grill

Michelle Ney
Senior Project Architect, AIASCV 2017 President-Elect
Devcon Construction Inc.

“We are seeing a game-changing rebirth,” Ney says. “Iconic buildings are rising up such as the Samsung Headquarters in San Jose, Nvidia in Santa Clara and the Apple II campus in Cupertino.” However, too much traffic and a housing shortage are looming challenges, she says. “Housing construction is way up but is still not meeting annual demand. High speed rail is coming, BART is extending to the South Bay and the private office sector is busing employees across the bay,” she adds.

Firm in Focus

225 W. Santa Clara St. #1100, San Jose
CEOs: Andy Cohen/ Diane Hoskins
2015 Calif. Revenue: $229.2M
Founded: 1965
What's New: Gensler designed San Jose State University’s Spartan Recreation and Aquatic Center, which broke ground this month. The 128,000-sq-ft facility is expected to open to students in spring 2019.