JCJ Architecture (JCJ), a forward-thinking and nationally ranked planning, architecture, and interior design firm, announced that Robert Gdowski, AIA, Principal/Director of Hospitality Design at JCJ, has been named an honoree in San Diego Business Journal’s annual Leaders of Influence in Architecture & Design awards. Recipients are selected for their outstanding achievements in the workplace and participation in the local community.

“We’re thrilled to see Bob recognized in the prestigious San Diego Business Journal Leaders of Influence in Architecture & Design awards. With his appetite for experiential design and commitment to developing bespoke and profitable guest experiences for our clients, the honor couldn’t go to a more deserving and talented individual,” said Peter Stevens, LEED, AP, President of JCJ. “As a seasoned leader at JCJ, Bob’s strengths lie in his combined team-building mentality, exceptional leadership skills, and evident passion for the collective success of the firm.” 

Gdowski is an entrepreneurial-minded architect and planner with more than 28 years of experience. He excels within the cross-functional environments of luxury hospitality and mixed-use development industries, as well as closely collaborating with the firm’s Tribal partners to create and deliver a legacy of success for projects including gaming and entertainment, centers for education, administrative and public safety facilities, and cultural buildings. He spent the majority of his career in Las Vegas and Asia collaborating with a diverse range of international hotel operators including: Four Seasons, Marriott, Hilton, Atlantis, Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts, Wynn Resorts, and Bally’s Corporation. 

Gdowski is a member of Urban Land Institute and has been certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master in Planning from the University of Southern California.