Workspace Design Show

26 – 27 February 2025 | Business Design Centre, London

Collin Burry

Design Principal at Gensler

Collin Burry, FIIDA, is a Design Principal in the London office of Gensler where he relocated after 25 years in San Francisco, is joining us as a speaker at the February 2023, Workspace Design Show.

Collin is a 2013 inductee into the Interior Design Hall of Fame and recognised by San Francisco Magazine as one of the top 100 most influential LGBTQ leaders in the Bay Area. A “humanistic modernist,” Collin describes himself as both a left and right brain designer who creates environments that reflect his clients’ ethos, while striving for originality, authenticity and strategic, intuitive functionality. He is committed to the responsible shepherding of society, people and the planet.

His distinct point of view reflects a visual narrative influenced by his passion for contemporary art, music photography travel and ballet. His expertise ranges from workplace to hospitality, product design, showrooms and F+B.

He led the design of San Francisco International Airports Terminal 2 which strived to bring joy and delight back to the travel post 9/11. SFO T2 was recently rated #4 in the world for passenger experience. He has designed for many of the world’s most iconic brands, such as Netflix, Barclays, Apple, Airbnb, Pixar Animation Studios, Nike, Samsung Electronics E. & J Gallo Winery, and Nokia.

Collin is a long-time advocate of design education championing the advancement of the Interior Design profession through legislative action and continuous learning. He dedicates time to the visual and preforming arts, as well as organisations focused on eradicating HIV and homelessness. His creative and contemporary approach has earned him over 100 design awards and frequent coverage in international design and business media.

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