It used to be said that money makes the world go round. Today, data makes the world go round.

Jeffrey Gyzen
Principal; Mission Critical Facilities Lead

Mr. Gyzen is an Architect specializing in Critical Facilities Architecture. In his 36+ years of experience with data centers, he has been involved with the design of over 200 mission critical facilities throughout the US, Europe, Middle East, Pacific Rim, Central America and Australia, Mr. Gyzen is acknowledged as an expert in the design of innovative, energy efficient and eco-friendly data centers.

As a founding author, Mr. Gyzen was actively involved in the establishment of the first nationally recognized Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers. The standard, known as ANSI/CSA/EIA/TIA-942 Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers, is an official US and Canadian standard for data center infrastructure acknowledged by ANSI (American National Standards Institute), CSA (Canadian Standards Association), EIA (Electronics Industries Alliance), and the TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association). This standard is also the basis for an international standard adopted by the ISO (International Organization for Standardization). It provides standards for the planning of data centers, computer rooms, co-location centers, trading floor equipment rooms, technology test labs, and similar spaces. The standard encompasses much more than just telecommunications infrastructure. In fact, approximately half of the technical content deals with architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, and security specifications for data centers.


Interior Architecture and Design
Planning and Urban Design
Mission Critical


Master of Architecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


American Institute of Architects (AIA)
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)