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JLL expands workplace design platform in New York

JLL announced that Danilo Lucii has joined their New York office as design director in its Project & Development Services division.

Lucii is relocating from JLL’s Singapore office where he has served as the design director within the Workplace Dynamics division since 2019, providing design services and creative direction for clients including Marsh McLennan, HP Hewlett Packard, Maersk, Chanel and Ferrari.
“We’re thrilled to have Danilo join our Americas JLL Design team as a design director and expand our market presence in the New York and Tri-State region,” said Jaymie Gelino, JLL managing director, PDS. “Danilo brings a beautiful, creative and elite portfolio and will be an inspirational addition to our talented workplace design teams.”

An award-winning design leader with a background in architecture and design institutions, Lucii spent the early part of his career working in his native Italy. A graduate of the Università degli Studi di Genova with a Masters in Architecture and Construction Engineering, he was an architect in Genova before moving to Beijing, China, to work with Florence-headquartered Area-17 Architecture & Interiors.

Following a stint as associate creative director with office and commercial interior design company DB&B in Singapore, Lucii joined JLL in 2019 and honed his skills working on an extensive range and scale of projects, spanning master-planning to workplace, hospitality, retail and residential interiors in Southeast Asia.

In New York, Lucii will be responsible for leading design services, providing strategic thinking, creative directions and solutions while acting as a leader, advisor and mentor to the design team.

“JLL’s Project and Development Services division helps clients through all stages of realizing challenging capital projects and I am excited to bring my experience to the Americas market as employers continue to look for ways to engage today’s workforce while maximizing their budget,” said Lucii.

JLL Project and Development Services is a leader in the development, design, construction and branding of commercial real estate projects for the world’s most prominent corporations, educational institutions, public jurisdictions, healthcare organizations, industrial facilities, retailers, hotels, sports facilities and real estate owners. Ranked No. 2 in Building Design + Construction’s 2018 Construction Management Giants survey and No. 6 on Engineering News-Record’s 2018 list of Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firms, JLL’s project management team comprises 6,000 project managers across 56 countries and is actively managing $45 billion under construction.

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