Kathleen Jordan, AIA, CID, LEED BD+C, joined Gensler in 1997 with a solid foundation in retail architecture and interiors experience. Having started her career as a part of an in-house retail design & construction staff, Kathleen's background provides a unique perspective into the retail planning & design process through the lens of product merchandising. Until January 2018, Kathleen was the Principal in charge of the Retail Practice in the New York office and a Firmwide Retail Practice Area leader. Kathleen’s award-winning projects include the Adidas Flagship on 5th Avenue, Cadillac House, Primark at King of Prussia Mall, and Back 40 Mercantile in Old Greenwich, CT (Cathy Lee Gifford's favorite store). Kathleen’s work has been featured in prominent publications including Retail Design International and VMSD, and Design: Retail (formerly DDI) magazines. Kathleen has been a featured speaker at conferences internationally on topics ranging from “Shopping the Globe” to “Beyond the Flagship”, and has lectured at ICSC's Shopping Centers University at Wharton. Kathleen was selected by the readers of Design: Retail magazine as one of the top Retail Design Influencers of the Year for 2014. In May 2017, she was inducted into the Retail Design Institute's Legion of Honor for her contributions to the retail industry. In 2018, she became a member of VMSD’s Editorial Advisory Board and is a regular contributor to the Blogs & Perspectives section of VMSD’s website. After 20 years with Gensler in the Northeast Region, Kathleen is now based in Gensler’s Charlotte office to develop and lead the Retail and Lifestyle-focused practice in the Mid-Atlantic.