Gabrielle Bullock

Principal, Director of Global Diversity, Los Angeles

Born in Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Gabrielle knew from the time that she was twelve years old that architecture would be her calling. Her motivation to enter the profession was a direct response to the design of public housing and her strong desire to positively impact the lives of African Americans and people of color living in her community. Her career path was driven by a passion to design for others and foster access to the design industry for all genders and racial backgrounds.

As the second black female to graduate from the architecture department of the Rhode Island School of Design, Gabrielle has been a key player in our firm’s success for over three decades, working in both the New York and Los Angeles studios where she became the first African American and first woman to rise to the position of Managing Director. Over the course of her career, she has led numerous complex and high-profile projects, including the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.

Her unique role as the firm’s Director of Global Diversity and an award-winning principal, enables her to combine her passion for architecture and social justice to effect positive change.

2018 AIA Leadership Institute panel
Building upon leadership in issues of social equity, Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA and John Carey deliver a powerful message about diversity and dignity in design.
"To shift the culture you must be deliberate. You just can't say 'Thou shalt' and it'll be."

Gabrielle’s secret talent is drawing pen and ink portraits of people. She is an active member of the National Organization of Minority Architect (NOMA), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) where she is a past member of the Equity in Architecture Commission and currently Chair of the AIA Resolution 18-3 Task Force.

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, Camp Lakota
Frazier Park, California
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Steven Spielberg Building Seismic Bracing
Los Angeles, California
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Gabrielle's Featured Work

Destination Crenshaw
Los Angeles, California