Born and educated in Veracruz, Mexico, Mr. Ismael Leyva has practiced architecture in the United States for over thirty years. He was the Design Partner at a prestigious New York City firm before opening his own Architectural, Planning and Urban Design firm, Ismael Leyva Architects, P.C., in 1996.
Ismael Leyva Architects has grown into an award-winning mid-sized firm, with offices in Qatar, China and Costa Rica, boasting numerous iconic Residential, Mixed-use, Hospitality, and Commercial projects. He has executed his trademark designs working independently as well as in collaboration with other celebrated architectural teams.
His design philosophy is focused on successfully combining aesthetic excellence with functionality in addition to delivering a completely new style of contemporary and ecologically responsible architecture interior design.
His current list of projects include Residential Towers, Mixed-Use Developments, Hotels / Resort Hotel Complexes, Historic Renovations, and Conversions of Landmark Buildings.
The firm's geographical scope has expanded to include projects in the Persian Gulf Region as well as Europe, South America and China.
Committed to the principle of giving his personal involvement in every state of design Mr. Leyva's passion and vision are the driving factors in the satisfaction of repeat clients and the continued growth of the firm.