Grant Uhlir

Gensler, Regional Managing Principal | Chicago, United States


Grant is a Regional Managing Principal of Gensler’s North Central Region, leading a talented team of over 400 across four offices, with primary responsibility for overall management of the Region, for representing Gensler in the market, and to develop / foster new business.

Grant brings more than three decades of design experience in mixed-use developments, corporate headquarters, and adaptive reuse and repositioning projects across the globe — including the world-renowned Shanghai Tower, for which he served as senior project director. He is currently Principal in Charge, leading the redevelopment of Chicago’s Post Office, the repositioning of Willis Tower, as well as, several new office / mixed-use developments in Chicago’s Fulton Market.

His ability to lead people, build consensus, and grow leaders serves the profession well. During his term as President of the AIA Chicago Foundation,…

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Live-Streamed Conference, Chicago Steering Committee (Member 2020 – Present)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (Middle East 2018)

Awards Symposium, Speaker (2016)


03 November 2016

Alexander Durst, Chief Development Officer, The Durst Organization; Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group; Jianping Gu, General Manager, Shanghai Tower C&D; Grant Uhlir, Managing Director,...


03 November 2016

Jianping Gu, General Manager, Shanghai Tower C&D, & Grant Uhlir, Managing Director, Gensler, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, the 2016 CTBUH...


03 November 2016

As the tallest building in China upon completion, Shanghai Tower has had an immediate and profound impact on the country’s perceptions of how a skyscraper...