Professional Profile: Ismael Leyva 2022

Ismael Leyva, FAIA

Name: Ismael Leyva, FAIA

Title: President

Company: Ismael Leyva Architects

Location: 48 West 37th Street, New York, NY

Birthplace: Veracruz, México

Education: Bachelor of Architecture

First job: Draftsman

First job in real estate or allied field: Resident architect for the construction of a Hotel in Acapulco, México

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Continue to contribute to architecture, planning and to the skylines of the cities of today and the future

How do you unwind from a busy day? Relaxing on my balcony admiring the everchanging skyline of Manhattan from “The Greenpoint”

Favorite book or author: “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand

Favorite movie: “Forrest Gump”

Favorite streaming series: “Planet Earth”

One word to describe your work environment: Vibrant

Rules to live by in business: Dedication to do your best, professionalism and perseverance.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Frank Lloyd Wright on the terrace of Fallingwater.

What is your DREAM job? (Something other than your current job) Painter/sculptor