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Elaine Asal

Senior Associate, Strategy Director | Gensler

Elaine is a senior associate and strategy director at Gensler. A connector, catalyst, instigator and communicator, Elaine believes solutions to the wickedest problems come in many forms and often from the most unexpected places. Positive impact comes from thoughtful, informed and tangible solutions, achieved when passionate people come together around a shared narrative and common goals. Trained as an architect, Elaine’s approach to problem solving balances visionary ideals with realistic measures. As a visual communicator, she excels at organizational development and innovation process. Elaine has worked across the private, public and non-profit sectors with a current focus on supporting mission driven organizations. In addition to leading a regional initiative to drive more community-engaged practices into design projects, she also helped launch gServe, Gensler’s CSR program, and serves on the firmwide steering committee. Active in the local social enterprise community, she fosters connection and collaboration across organizations.


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Community Localism | Special Session

This session highlights the work of deeply embedded community design studios. Design & Health Research Consortium members engage in a panel discussion on where projects fail when outdated community engagement, or lack of engagement, strategies are used and highlight some new tools.

Course expires 03/09/2025

1.50 LU|HSW