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Laurent Lisimachio



Job Title

Design Principal

HiP Awards 2024 Laurent Lisimachio

Photography by Gensler.

Laurent Lisimachio is a Design Principal in Gensler’s New York office, and former Interior Design HiP Rising Star of workplace design. His distinctive brand of design thinking and leadership in workplace design has been an undeniable asset at Gensler, where he has been designing and leading award-winning workplaces since 2000. His design philosophy–compelling inspiration, counterintuitive juxtaposition, and provocative creativity–guides his exceptional portfolio of workplace and office building design. Throughout his tenure, Laurent has cultivated a diverse portfolio across various industries. His leadership in large-scale design efforts for clients like JP Morgan Chase, Deloitte, 21st Century Fox, Coty, Société Générale, and Warner Music Group showcases his adaptability and expertise. From the intricacies of financial service sector to the vibrant energy of media and entertainment, Laurent thrives in a multitude of environments. This extensive experience, coupled with a deep understanding of the modern workplace, allows him to forge strong partnerships and provide invaluable strategic insights to his clients. Drawing on a global perspective, Laurent’s design approach leverages his European roots and past retail experience to cultivate a unique viewpoint. Each project becomes a platform for discovery and creation, resulting in a portfolio of sophisticated and innovative spaces encompassing a spectrum of styles, from sleekly modern and subtly futuristic to timeless elegance. Laurent is also a former Gensler Regional Design Leader, where he leveraged his expertise to guide the one of the firm’s largest regions of talented designers. Within the New York office, he is recognized as a mentor and resource for junior and senior designers alike, fostering a collaborative and creative environment. His dedication extends beyond design, reflecting his well-rounded perspective and commitment to making a positive impact.

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