Jordan Goldstein, Managing Principal of Gensler’s Southeast Region and a Board
Member of the firm, is an award-winning architect who uses design thinking to help
clients unravel complex problems and craft relevant solutions that evolve their
businesses and brands.
Throughout his 20-plus-year career, Jordan has provided vision and leadership on
projects that range in scale from DC’s The Yards mixed use pavilion to Northern
Virginia’s Tysons Tower to China’s Duke Kunshan University campus. What unites
these diverse projects is an interdisciplinary approach and a focus on the user
experience, resulting in spaces equally attuned to functional considerations and visceral
For Jordan, a project typically has a larger story than what appears at the outset. Thus,
much of his effort focuses on teasing out hidden opportunities to help clients realize
unforeseen benefits. As a result, his projects have won numerous awards from the
American Institute of Architects (AIA), International Interior Design Association (IIDA),
Washington Business Journal, and NAIOP, among others. His work has also appeared
in various national and international periodicals, including Architect, Interior Design,
Contract, Fortune, US News & World Report, The Washington Post, and Dwell.
In addition to being recognized for his design skills, Jordan has also been honored for
his leadership. In 2017, 2015 and 2013, he was included among the Washington
Business Journal’s “Power 100” list of the most influential area business leaders. He
was also recognized by Building Design & Construction and the Washington Business
Journal as one of their “40 under 40” design leaders.
An advocate of helping the next generation of designers prepare for tomorrow, Jordan
teaches a graduate course on design at the University of Pennsylvania, where he
earned his Master in Architecture, and a has previously taught at the University of
Maryland, where he earned his Bachelor of Architecture.
Jordan is a native of the Washington, DC, area, and presently resides in Bethesda,
Maryland, with his wife and two daughters.