Alan Colyer '81 (LAND) is a principal with Gensler and the firm-wide director of planning + urban design. Prior to joining Gensler, He was vice president with the Houston office of Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum (HOK). Significant projects for which he served as senior planner and/or designer include the George Bush Presidential Library Complex; the Ring Plaza for TAMU's Association of Former Students; Yukong Ltd. Daeduk R&D Complex in Seoul, Korea; U.S. Embassy Complex in San Salvador, El Salvador; and the BP North American Headquarters Campus. Alan was honored, at the request of the President and First Lady Bush, to design the President's burial/memorial site.
Following tours of duty in both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army, Alan attended Texas A&M and graduated in 1981. In 1988 he joined the Advanced Planning Group of the legendary architecture firm, CRS, which later became HOK. From 2005-2012, Alan served on the College of Architecture Dean's Advisory Council. Prior to that , he served ten years on the Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning Department's Professional Advisory Board. Alan is chair of the Urban Development Mixed Use Council for the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He and his wife, Renee, reside in Houston, Texas.