Art Gensler (1935-2021)

Sam Whiting   /  Source:  San Francisco Chronicle

Art Gensler, a San Francisco architect who designed everything from the second-tallest building in the world to an office reception desk in a 62-year career that saw his namesake firm grow from his wife and a draftsman into to the largest design firm in the world has died.

Gensler died early Monday at his home in Mill Valley, according to his son, David Gensler, of Sebastopol. Gensler had been suffering from lung disease for 18 months and died in his sleep, his son said. He was 85.

With his health failing, Gensler had recently stepped down from long terms of service on the board of directors for California College of the Arts, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato...

San Francisco Chronicle: Art Gensler, architect who built a tiny S.F. shop into the largest design firm in the world, dies at 85

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