Brooke Behnfeldt


A senior interior designer with over 25 years of experience, Brooke helps formulate the firm’s global design strategy to ensure that every project delivers a dynamic, expressive, and enduring environment. Valued for her strategic vision, Brooke works with clients to determine the best ways to leverage design to achieve company objectives, shift workplace culture, reflect brand and vision, and manage organizational change. Working in all markets and typologies, her projects include University of Cincinnati’s Digital Futures, TriHealth’s Corporate Administration Offices, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati’s Expansion, and UC Health’s Strategic Environmental Guidelines. Brooke also co-leads GBBN’s annual Design Expedition (DX), which elevates the firm’s design rigor by investigating trends nationally and internationally. And while she may be outnumbered at home (she has four sons), Brooke directs strategies there too keeping her family life humming.

Professional Highlights

Recipient, HCD 10 Award, Healthcare Design

Presenter, “Now What: Workplace Design Post-Covid,” 7 Strategies, Gillman Partners

WE Lead, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Women Excel program, 2013

News & Insights

"The artist and craftsman, Wharton Esherick, created his work with material that he either went out and looked for, or that which he accidentally found. In the first year of our annual Design Expedition, we visited his home and studio and I was reminded that design inspiration is much the same. A never ending curiosity to explore, try new things, and meet new people are the roots of finding inspiration that drive me and allow me to create work that connects people to one another and their surroundings in meaningful ways." - Brooke Behnfeldt