Ben Tranel, AIA, LEED® AP, is a Principal at Gensler. Ben views his role as architect in the broadest sense, as a steward of the built environment. He aspires to an artistry of building, where craftsmanship and a love of detail inform every aspect of the design concept. Being from a large family made Ben part of a community from day one, so it’s no surprise that he is known as a consensus builder and strong team leader. Ben’s spirit of creative problem solving has earned him global leadership roles within Gensler’s Commercial Office Buildings Practice Area. Ben regularly participates in design reviews at local schools, and presents frequently at conferences. He has been honored twice with “40 Under 40” awards, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a Masters of Architecture from Columbia University.