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NEW YORK – January 19, 2014 – Gensler, a global design firm, today announced the promotion of Michael Gatti to Principal in its New York office.

Michael Gatti, AIA, NCARB, is the Regional Practice Area Leader specializing in Retail Design. Michael is a registered architect in nine states, with a portfolio of work that includes Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and El Palacio de Hierro in Mexico City, along with other brands that span the luxury retail spectrum. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, Michael has worked in New York City for more than 24 years. His dedication has contributed to the major expansion of the Retail Design Practice for Gensler in New York.  

“Michael is a true relationship builder who has expanded our retail design practice in New York and is a recognized firm leader,” said Robin Klehr Avia, Regional Managing Principal at Gensler. “He exemplifies that nothing is impossible in this world if you put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.”


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