SAN FRANCISCO (February 7, 2019) — Gensler, the leading global design firm, announced today that Greg Gallimore will direct the Digital Experience Design Practice Area for Gensler in the Northwest region. Gallimore will lead his team in creating immersive and holistic solutions for brands, commercial real estate, retail environments, and corporate campuses through the use of technology and dynamic media.
With more than 20 years of experience in design and delivery of experiential design projects for a variety of clients including Fortune 100 companies, Gallimore specializes in creating innovative, customized, and user-centric experiences infused within architectural projects. He captures the vision of his client to create a concept that can be communicated through the most impactful means— whether its digital technology, branding, or physical elements. He has led teams on projects across the U.S., creating a 40-story map on the river-facing exterior of 300 S. Wacker in Chicago showing its location within the city, and at 221 Main in San Francisco a 126 foot-long, 25-foot wide digital display functions as an artistic installation that blends three different LED resolutions into a single continuous display.
“Greg brings a compelling vision for the shared experience. His skills will be an incredible asset as we increasingly leverage the ethos of experiential technology into design solutions for our clients,” said Jill Nickels, a principal in Gensler’s San Francisco office.
Prior to joining Gensler, Gallimore was Director of Media Architecture at ESI Design where he specialized in cutting-edge placemaking for corporate, public, and institutional projects worldwide. He worked on a variety of award-winning projects including the Wells Fargo Center in Denver, 515 North State Street in Chicago, and Columbia Center in Seattle. One of Gallimore’s more notable projects transforms the lobby of Terrell Place in Washington, DC with a 1,700 square-foot motion-activated media piece. It seamlessly integrates technology and media into architectural surfaces to create an ever-evolving piece of art that captures the pulse of the building. As a principal and founder of Cloudberry Studio, founded in New York City, Gallimore designed and produced educational exhibits, environments, and experiences that seek to make children more imaginative and curious.
“We live in a world where technology is ubiquitous with all that we do and the general public is expert in its use. This means we expect more from our physical environments and we make our spaces have a life and voice by activating walls, ceilings, and furnishings—transforming them into Places,” said Gallimore. “Gensler has a long history of helping brands, developers, and operators expand in new ways and understand the big picture when blending the physical and digital worlds. I’m excited to contribute and lead the development of these capabilities at such a pivotal time.”
Gallimore has won several awards including the SEGD Merit award, the Design Good Design Award, and the Digital Signage Expo APEX award.
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. For more information, visit www.gensler.com.