Design Icon – Builder
Mayor Kate Gallego
Under Mayor Gallego’s leadership, she has led the transformation of our city thru impactful design leadership. Mayor Gallego has brought on the re-invention of the urban landscape thru planning, infrastructure, and resiliency. She has brought a focus to servicing the micro–communities that are in need of help the most and to develop services for self-sustaining approaches to future of our city. Under her leadership, she has positioned Phoenix as the premier Desert City. Under Mayor Gallego’s leadership, Gensler has been involved with numerous impactful projects enhancing the future development of the City of Phoenix including; The Central Park mixed-use project in Midtown, The Blue in the downtown Warehouse District, The Adams Street Activation masterplan, The Edith Hotel / mixed-use, Arizona Center, and the re-imaging of the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix. Mayor Gallego is a strong advocate for smart business growth and investment – she recently helped land the city’s largest-ever business development deal, which, at $12 billion, is also the largest Foreign Direct Investment in Phoenix history. She is leading the city to global status as a leader in semiconductor manufacturing, bioscience research and development, and advanced medical manufacturing. Under her leadership, the city has also made dramatic advances in transit and street transportation; equitable treatment of the city’s residents; and mitigation of the effects of climate change.