Gensler Austin’s New Leader Boosts Workplace Design in Top Recruiting City

Nena Martin brings more than 25 years of interior architecture and design expertise to her new role as Director of Workplace

Gensler, the global architecture and design firm, adds a senior hire to its Austin, Texas office to lead the Workplace Practice Area. Today, Nena Martin, IIDA joins the firm as Director of Workplace.

“Workplace design is the foundation of which our firm has been built upon,” said Todd Runkle, Gensler Austin’s Co-Managing Director. “Adding Nena to our team is a testament to the continuing strength of the Austin market, and to our belief that workplace design is one of the most important contributions to the success of any high-performance company.”

Martin’s expertise in commercial architectural interiors includes corporate office, federal, technology, education, healthcare, and industrial. Her passion for people and design has allowed her to provide engaging workplace environments for notable clients such as Apple, Accruent, Dell, Facebook, and Google in Austin and throughout the country.

“Nena is a trusted advisor to many significant technology clients, real estate brokers, and project managers,” Runkle said. “Her unique sense of style and business acumen has allowed her to become one of the most respected interior designers in the Austin market, and we’re excited to have her on the Gensler Austin team.”

As a trusted and collaborative leader, Martin excels at fostering strong relationships internally and externally to support the teams she manages. She will join Gensler Austin’s Workplace Studio Directors Jennifer Mejia, RID, LEED AP and Dawn James, RID, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C to continue to grow the practice area.

“Nena’s diverse design expertise will be an invaluable resource to our growing Workplace Practice Area,” said Judy Pesek, Regional Managing Principal of Gensler South Central. “As workplace design is constantly evolving, Nena’s leadership will help us deliver forward-thinking work environments to our wide range of clients.”

About Gensler

Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 48 locations and more than 6,000 professionals networked across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.

Recent accolades: Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2019, Fast Company “Most Innovative Companies 2018”, Forbes “America’s Best Midsize Employers” 2017, Architectural Record “#1 Architecture Firm” 2017, Interior Design “#1 Firm”, “Most Admired Firm” 2019.

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