Robert A. Jernigan, FAIA, LEED AP
Known to peers and clients as an accomplished architect, practice leader and collaborator, Rob Jernigan is committed to design innovation, technical quality, and a belief that we are only as good as the people we mentor to succeed us.
As Managing Principal for Gensler’s Southwest Region, Rob is responsible for a practice of more than 800 design professionals across offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, Newport Beach, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Denver, and is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. His technical expertise spans more than 35 million square feet of built projects that have reshaped city landscapes worldwide. A dedicated proponent of community service, Rob has shepherded Gensler’s gServe program, which encompasses the firm’s community outreach activities and socially conscious design efforts.
Rob is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a member of the Urban Land Institute, and he serves as a Board member for the AIA Center for Architecture & Design in Los Angeles, the Design Build Institute of America’s Southern California Chapter, and the Los Angeles Business Council, in addition to Town Hall Los Angeles. In 2012, the AIA California Council awarded Rob its Presidential Citation for changing the face of architecture in Los Angeles.