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Gensler

Joseph A. Fulco

Senior Associate, Design Manager

Gensler

Fulco began his time at Gensler’s New York office as an intern 15 years ago and has never looked back. From designing a cinema at the third-largest mixed-use development in North America to amenity spaces in what is expected to be the second-tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, Fulco’s portfolio spans restaurant and retail design to prototype development. He’s a well-rounded designer who applies his expertise in creating innovative, functional and experience-driven spaces for clients. On his own time, Fulco is actively involved in Gensler’s community outreach programs, including Canstruction and the ACE Mentor Program. Fulco believes in nurturing future designers; he previously served as a teaching assistant for Gensler’s internal talent development programs and also taught classes at the Center for Architecture in New York. Recent notable projects include CMX Cinemas at American Dream in East Rutherford, N.J.; the Conduent Innovation Center in Florham Park, N.J.; and Virsona Gaming Pods, the NBA Store and Bergdorf Goodman, all in New York.

PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT OF THE PAST YEAR

In the past year, we’ve seen our project load expand despite monumental challenges during a global pandemic. This is due in large part to the cross-collaboration of our studios within the office. We’re finding retail projects within different practice areas from hospitality to residential to corporate interiors. Also, I had a daughter in January of 2020; the trials of working from home are balanced by the quality time I’ve gotten to spend with Olivia.

A PIECE OF MEDIA THAT INSPIRED ME RECENTLY

The response to COVID has created a multitude of interesting virtual solutions — particularly virtual museum tours— but I’ve really enjoyed drawing lessons with my niece, like Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems on YouTube.

FUN FACT ABOUT ME

I’ve travelled to 49 out of 50 states — just need Hawaii (and maybe soon Puerto Rico as well?).

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