Leonardo Gonzalez Sangri
Leonardo Gonzalez Sangri is Global Practice Director for Education at HKS. Grounded in his belief that educational environments are paramount in the successful future of our society, he partners with clients to go beyond the status quo, and design with a vision for the future of the industry. His efforts are centered around strategic planning, advancing the building typology in education and creating spaces that provide inclusive educational experiences, enabling new pedagogies and supporting progressive educational opportunities. Leonardo has charged the studio to work tirelessly in advancement of student and teacher health and wellbeing as well as uncovering strategies to impact equity in access to opportunities for all students.
Leonardo was born and raised in Mexico City. Growing up in a developing country and with the influence of his mother, a professor of psychology, he was exposed to a wide spectrum of cultural and socio-economic perspectives that shaped the way he understands the world. Having seen the disparities in access to opportunities perpetuated by the status-quo, he has built purpose into his work and that of the practice he leads, to focus its influence towards the creation of processes that deliver user-based, objective solutions.
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