Baltimore-based design firm Ayers Saint Gross named Luanne Greene, principal and director of the campus planning studio, the firm’s next president, effective Jan. 1, 2016. She will be the first woman to lead the firm in its 100-year history.
In her new role, Greene will lead the management team with a focus on implementing the firm’s strategic vision, while expanding the firm’s reputation and business portfolio in higher education.
With more than 25 years of design and planning experience, Greene has worked on behalf of colleges and universities across the country and established new benchmarks in campus planning that have influenced institutions, architects and planners nationwide by integrating strategic planning, culture and context into campus design, changing the way American universities and cultural institutions understand the power of their “place” to support a culture of excellence. Her work on more than 14,000 acres of campus open space and development affects the daily experience of more than 260,000 students and 32,000 faculty and staff.
Greene’s work also includes mission-driven cultural institutions and the renewal of several high profile, iconic American treasures. She has completed master plans for the Wildlife Conservation Society (including the Bronx Zoo) and interconnected plans for the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of American History and a Pan-Institutional Collections Space. This work reaches more than 21.5 million visitors annually.