Gensler, a global architecture, design, and planning firm with a Detroit office, has appointed William Hartman as co-regional managing principal of Gensler’s north central region after 23 years in various roles within the organization. Nila R. Leiserowitz, who currently holds the position, announced her retirement. Hartman will share his position with Grant Uhlir.
Hartman and Ulhir will oversee Gensler’s offices and clients in Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, and La Crosse, Wis.
Since joining Gensler in 1996, Hartman has served in leadership roles such as office director in Detroit, chair of the design leadership taskforce, member of the management committee and, most recently, as firmwide client relationships leader.
He serves as a member of organizations including the American Institute of Architects, the Engineering Society of Detroit, the Urban Land Institute, CoreNet, and the Detroit Institute of Arts, where he was an advisory board member of the Founders Society Friends of Modern Art. He also serves as a Grosse Pointe Farms historic district commissioner.
“For more than two decades, I have had the pleasure of participating in the evolution of Gensler’s north central region and the firm more broadly and have enjoyed the opportunity to work with outstanding colleagues, trusted partners, and innovative clients to produce work that positively impacts companies and communities,” says Hartman. “I’m looking forward to continuing this work in the new role, extending my strategic vision, industry expertise, and passion for design excellence and client relationships to the region.”
Gensler has 49 locations and more than 6,000 professionals across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. The firm was founded in 1965, and it serves more than 3,500 clients.