SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Daniel W. Winey, chief operating officer of the global architecture, design, planning, and consulting firm Gensler, has been elected to the Lawrence Technological University Board of Trustees.
“Daniel Winey’s distinguished 30-year career in architecture and design will help Lawrence Tech remain a top-tier university in those important fields, and his passion for global business and green technologies will help drive the University’s future in creating sustainable communities and economies,” LTU President Virinder Moudgil said.
Trustees at Lawrence Tech establish strategic direction, help formulate and approve major institutional policies, and hire the University’s executive team. They serve without compensation.
Winey is an LTU alumnus, earning a Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 1974, a Bachelor of Architecture in 1975, and a Master of Architecture in 2015. He also earned an MBA from the University of Michigan in 1982.
He began his career in 1972 as a project designer at General Motors, spent three years at Louis G. Redstone Architects, then returned to GM to work as a senior project designer and architectural and interior design director 1978-85.
He joined Gensler in 1991, became managing principal of its San Francisco office in 1995, and regional managing principal of its Asia Pacific business in 1998. He has been a member of the Gensler board since 2005, and was its chairman 2008-10. He has provided leadership on some of the firm’s most important projects, including the innovative Shanghai Tower, a vertical city that is the tallest building in China and second-tallest building in the world.
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 46 locations and more than 5,000 professionals networked across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and the Americas.
In addition to lecturing internationally on creating livable cities, Winey has provided resources to the San Francisco Green Building Task Force, which advises civic agencies on the construction of sustainably designed buildings. He is a member of CoreNet Global, an organization for corporate real estate executives, and the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit that provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities.