Amber St. Julian recognized as 2024 Top Young Professionals

Amber St. Julian

Young designer realizes education is key to management

By Daniel Tyson

While relatively new to leadership positions, St. Julian knows skills are required that often need additional education. “I am continually seeking to better myself as a professional and as a leader,” she says in her nomination form. St. Julian is currently enrolled in management programs offered by her employer to boost her understanding of leadership.

Her learning is going beyond company-offered classes. She is currently in the process of taking the Architect Registration Examination. St. Julian also uses YouTube and LinkedIn learning to improve her skills in various design software programs such as Revit, SketchUp, Photoshop or Illustrator.

St. Julian is a member of the National Organization of Minority Architects, assisting in career fairs to boost recruitment. Her efforts also include representing Gensler in Project Pipeline, a program intended to introduce Black and other minority students to careers in architecture.

Recently, she directed a pro-bono project for Lockhart Elementary School in Houston by beautifying its campus with a STEM-themed mural. In 2022, Gensler presented the project with a corporate Give Back Award, which recognizes teams of volunteers for their dedication to serving others in ways that make use of their design skills.