Benjy Ward, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is the global Creative Director for Gensler and a Design Principal in the Chicago office. He has 25 years of varied design experience in high-rise and mixed-use development, urban planning, airports, entertainment and luxury retail. He has worked for Gensler in San Francisco, New York, San Jose and spent seven years working in Gensler’s Shanghai office. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lehigh University and Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

Benjy is currently working on mixed use urban infill and building repositioning projects in Chicago’s West Loop and downtown. Most notably, Benjy is the Design Principal in charge of the repositioning of the iconic Willis Tower, Navy Pier and MacDonald’s Head Quarters in Fulton Market.