Jack Paruta is a Senior Project Architect with Gensler and has more than 25 years of experience as a project architect. He specializes in hospitality work that cuts across a wide range of project types including adaptive reuse, new construction, major renovations and additions. Jack has developed a prominent portfolio of work focusing on the adaptive reuse of historic buildings, many involving federal historic tax credit applications. Recent projects include the conversion of the New York Life Building in Chicago into the award winning The Gray Hotel in Chicago and the historic Lafayette Building into the Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia. He’s spoken at length on adaptive re-use, historic tax credits, and LEED/sustainable design and how each is shaping the hospitality industry and revitalizing neighborhoods.