COLLIN BURRY

Design Principal, Gensler

“I hope to see the next generation of products, hear the latest thinking around design and to align as a community.”

Collin Burry, FIIDA, is a Design Principal in the London office of Gensler where he relocated after 25 years in San Francisco. He is a 2013 inductee into the Interior Design Hall of Fame and recognized 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’s designed for many of the world’s most iconic brands, such as Netflix, Barclays, Apple, Airbnb, Pixar, Nike, Samsung, 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 performing arts, as well as organizations 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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