Lina Ayala is a Residential Practice Area Office Leader at Gensler Sydney, with 16 years of extensive professional experience in Australia and internationally. An experienced project leader, she plays a key role in planning, designing, and overseeing residential projects from start to completion. She has contributed to both Build to Rent and Build to Sell projects for mixed-use and single-use residential developments of every scale across the region. Lina carries a reputation for working closely with her clients to generate strategies and solutions that are innovative, resilient, and pragmatic over a diverse range of residential projects. She is exceptionally passionate about design and its impact on the world, the environment, and most importantly, the community. Her recent notable projects include Central Park House in Vancouver, Canada; Galataport in Istanbul, Turkey; Franklin Tower in Philadelphia, PA; Gables Station in Florida; and Msheireb Downtown Doha in Qatar. A graduate of the Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Real Estate Development programs from Columbia University, she employs her dual degree to assume a versatile and liaising role at Gensler.