Women in Architecture presents Diane Hoskins, FAIA
A Conversation with the Co-CEO of Gensler
December 1, 2014
315 Capitol, Suite 120
Houston, TX 77002
Brought to you by the Women in Architecture
Diane Hoskins, FAIA, is one of the three Co-CEOs of Gensler. As both an MIT-trained architect and holding an MBA from the Andersen School at UCLA, Diane’s career has spanned Architecture, Design, Real Estate, and Business. Diane has broad responsibility in running the firm’s day-to-day operations, which span 4,000 employees networked across 46 offices in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In addition to her responsibilities to the firm, Diane has initiated state-of-the-art management strategies in service of the firm’s 2,000 clients in 80 countries. Diane focuses on innovative design strategies that create a positive impact to client performance; she has championed the firm’s reach beyond architectural services to provide a broad comprehensive platform of design and strategic services to clients around the globe.
A true innovator in the field, Diane started Gensler Research to quantify the productivity, sustainability metrics, and economic impact delivered as a result of Gensler’s projects. As an outcome of the research initiative, Gensler created the Workplace Performance Index (WPI)—the first tool that measures productivity in the knowledge workplace. To date, over 120,000 office workers have taken the WPI survey as part of the pre- and post-occupancy of projects. Many of the largest and most progressive companies in the U.S., including Bank of America, Whole Foods, INVESCO, Symantec, Goodyear, McDonalds, Google, Facebook, 3M, and Duke Energy, have used the WPI to develop innovative workplace strategies.
Diane is a sought after media spokesperson and frequent speaker. She has shared her expertise and research with top media outlets, including The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Financial Times, Bloomberg TV, and many global architecture and design trade publications. Diane has spoken at many premier conferences, including the Bloomberg Business/CEO Summit and the Economist Human Potential Conference.
This exhibit and related programs are sponsored by Page.
Additional funding is provided by Architecture Center Houston Foundation, Debner+Company, FKP Architects, Gensler, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, HOK, Jackson & Ryan Architects, Kendall/Heaton Associates, Kirksey, Levinson Alcoser Associates, Morris Architects, PDR, Powers Brown Architecture, Stantec, Sunset Settings, WHR Architects, Ziegler Cooper Architects and Supporting Friends Nonya Grenader and Donna Kacmar.
This exhibit is funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.