The UM Center for Computational Science and the School of Architecture are pleased to announce the Smart Cities MIAMI 2020 Keynote Speaker will be Joseph Brancato, FAIA, NCARB, Vice Chairman, Gensler. Joe is a Managing Principal for Gensler’s Northeast and Latin America Regions, with offices in: New York; Morristown, NJ; Boston; Toronto; San José, Costa Rica; São Paulo; Mexico City; and Bogotá consisting of over 1,300 professionals. He is Vice Chairman of the firm’s Board of Directors, for which he sits on the Executive & Governance Committee and the Global Practice Committee.
With vision and focus, Joe has led Gensler into new markets, providing leadership to the architecture, urban planning and design studios. He provides thought leadership and regularly speaks on topics such as the impact of driverless cars and ride-sharing on urban planning and development, designing futures cities, experience-driven design, and the urbanization of suburbia. Joe is also active in talent development and mentoring, having shaped Gensler’s gconnect program, which focuses on professional development for next-generation leaders in the firm. Engaged in professional outreach, he is an active member of the AIA (American Institute of Architects), NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties), ULI (Urban Land Institute), Urban Design Forum, and CoreNet Global. He is a registered architect in 23 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. Joe holds Bachelor Degrees in Architecture and Urban Studies from the University of Maryland.
Save the date Tuesday, April 2, 2020 and join us on campus at the Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center.