Tariq Shaikh

Principal Gensler, The Custard Factory

Since Joining Gensler back in 1999, I have worked in workplace interiors, retail, retail centres, large scale mixed use projects growing from technical support through design management through to project principal. Since 2011 I have lead a lifestyle architecture studio in the Gensler London office generally working on Middle East based large scale mixed use and retail centre projects. Due to the nature of these projects our team size would typically reach 50+ during the contract documentation stage.
The experience gained running studios, being responsible for everything from the well-being and development of staff to its financial performance, has stood me in good stead for my current role as office leader here in Birmingham.