October 10, 2013
Jordan Goldstein, co-managing director of Gensler’s 270-person Washington, DC, has a distinguished 17-year career that blends design innovation and organizational leadership.
Goldstein joined Gensler in 1996, his first job after finishing school. In 2003, he was promoted to principal, making him one of the youngest partners in the firm’s 50-year history. Goldstein’s innovative design work has garnered numerous international and regional design awards, including several AIA and IIDA awards, 3 Good Design Awards, and five Best of NeoCon Gold and Silver Awards for product design. His accomplishments in architecture, workplace and product design have allowed him a unique interdisciplinary approach to design, and an ability to influence the direction that each of these practices takes within the firm.
Building Design & Construction magazine and the Washington Business Journal both recognized Goldstein as one of the top “40 under 40″ design leaders. In addition, Metropolitan Home magazine recognized Goldstein’s design savvy by publishing one of his projects and naming him one of Washington, DC’s most respected modernist architects. His international architectural work is fused with an understanding of brand strategy and culture, seamlessly telling a building’s story through the use of materials, integrated graphic design and an appreciation of a site’s uniqueness. Goldstein’s work has been published in the Washington Post, Washington Times, Contract, Interior Design, Architectural Record, Home & Design and the Washington Business Journal. His view on leadership have been included in several books, including Fast Alliances by Larraine Segil.
Goldstein is a native of Washington, DC. He received his Master in Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Maryland, College Park. He currently resides in Bethesda, Md., with his wife and two daughters.