ANDREW CARUSO, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C , CDT
is firmwide Head of Intern Development and Academic Outreach for Gensler, one of the world’s largest multi-disciplinary design firms with more than 40 offices across the globe and $800MM in annual revenue. In this capacity, Andrew develops human capital strategy and advises the firm’s chief executives on emerging talent populations in the design industry. He directs a portfolio of programs that include: early-career talent acquisition, professional development and licensure, academic outreach, student internships, scholarships and global talent exchanges. In 2011, he was named an Associate with the firm and later tapped by the firm’s CEOs to relocate to Asia, leading the specific development of talent strategy across offices in China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand and India.
A registered architect in the District of Columbia, Andrew is a Richard Upjohn Fellow and a Henry Adams Medalist of the American Institute of Architects. He was recently named one of the industry’s “Top 40 Under 40” by Building Design + Construction Magazine and received the AIA national Young Architects Award.
A recognized thought leader on human capital strategy, Andrew is among the youngest individuals to be named to the Fulbright Specialist roster by the US Department of State and is often an invited speaker at national and international symposia. Andrew has also held seats on the national Boards of Directors for three of the five governing organizations for the profession of architecture in the United States: the American Institute of Architects, the National Architectural Accrediting Board and the American Institute of Architecture Students.
Previously, Andrew was the 51st national president and chairman of the board for the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), directing a host of policy and advocacy initiatives related to education and the built environment. Andrew represented 20,000 architecture students throughout the country, including nearly 7,000 AIAS members in over 140 chapters across North America and abroad.
Andrew is a passionate advocate for shaping social, physical and economic equity through the built environment. Focusing on the intersection of ecology, transportation, public health and tourism within contemporary cities, Andrew firmly believes that architects are called to be policy makers with a spatial vocabulary.