We believe every building + space has its own story to tell ...a unique experience that we discover in collaboration with our clients.


LEESER Architecture is an internationally acclaimed studio, known as a pioneer in design that specializes in the inclusion of new media and digital technologies in architecture.

As the winner of numerous awards including the internationally acclaimed Red Dot Design Award 2013 and New York City’s 2011 and 2010 Public Design Commission Award, LEESER Architecture is internationally sought after for its reputation of creating innovative, cutting-edge architectural design solutions.



LEESER Architecture
20 Jay Street, Suite m03
Brooklyn, New York 11201
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BRIC Interview with Thomas Leeser


Our designs are informed by social, cultural, environmental + technological patterns. We create richly varied spatial experiences + new programmatic relationships within frameworks that address impact + performance...learn more >>


Thomas Leeser is internationally known for his iconic architectural designs at all scales. As principal of his own firm for the past twenty five years, his passion for the fusion of emerging technologies and architecture has driven many of the firm’s award winning designs. Thomas’s commitment to architecture extends beyond practicing in the field. For the past twenty five years he has been an architecture professor at nine different universities. He is currently teaching at Cornell University and Pratt Institute. In his teaching and professional work, Thomas explores his commitment to innovation and the advancement of the field of architecture. Thomas specializes in museums, theaters, broadcast and educational facilities.



Simon Arnold was born and educated in England. He worked at Fox Linton Associates in London before moving to the United States, where he has worked at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and Diller+Scofidio and Renfro. During his three years at SOM, Mr. Arnold worked on 7 World Trade Center, NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Solow 9 West 57th Street, and Davis and Partners Residential at 60 East 55th Street. Mr. Arnold is currently project manager for the Staten Island Zoo Aquarium, a 110,000 sf Brooklyn Hotel Development, and a 280,000 sf Brooklyn Residential Development. Mr. Arnold specializes in residential, hotel and cultural facilities.

Anja Misic Pavlin graduated in Architectural Design from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia with Cum Laude Distinction, where she dedicated her time exploring the intersection of virtual and material elements of space. During her studies in Slovenia she received the National Student Plecnik Award 2011 and The International Trimo Research Award 2012. She also holds a Master of Science degree from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY where she was awarded The Pratt Institute Circle Award 2013 for outstanding Academic Achievement. Before joining Leeser architecture she worked for Slovenian company that focuses on hotel, cultural and residential facilities. With Leeser architecture, Mrs. Misic Pavlin has been involved in numerous projects, in particular Museum and educational center in Moscow and Facade and lobby design for 17-story mixed use tower in Brooklyn.


Sofia Castricone joined Leeser Architecture from Keenen/Riley Architecture in New York, where she was involved with retail, residential, and museum projects. With Leeser Architecture, Ms. Castricone has focused most of her time on cultural projects, notably the Museum of the Moving Image and BRIC Arts | Media House. She is currently playing a key role in the Construction Administration phase of the BRIC Arts | Media House and UrbanGlass construction and renovation. Ms. Castricone specializes in cultural and educational facilities.

Christian Lehmkuhl was born and raised in Germany but received his architectural training at renowned institutions on four different continents. He holds a professional degree in Architectural Design from the Technical University Berlin, where he concentrated on Digital Media and Mass Customization as well as a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining Leeser Architecture, Mr. Lehmkuhl has concentrated on temporary structures and the integration of digital media in architecture. He is currently involved in a broad variety of projects at Leeser, where he specializes in the intersection between technology and design.

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