Liesl Geiger-Kincade began her career studying architecture's most intangible quality, light. After earning her Masters of Architecture from Yale, where she received the Anne C.K.Garland Award, Geiger explored the subject with architectural glass designer James Carpenter, working on notable public buildings around the world. After, she undertook a Fulbright Fellowship in Helsinki, Finland, where she spent a year studying glass and light in architecture at the University of Industrial Arts, as well as in the buildings of architect Alvar Aalto.
Before forming her own studio in 2003, she apprenticed with New York architecture firms including Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Peter Marino Architect and Peter Gluck and Partners, where she designed everything from modern Madison Avenue boutiques and Brooklyn townhouses to classical regional farmhouses and stone grottos in Napa Valley. Along the way, she was assembling the building blocks that would not only inform her practice, but also her book, The Essence of Home: Timeless Elements of Design, which was published by The Monacelli Press in November, 2007.
Geiger received a BA Summa Cum Laude from Yale and afterwards studied architecture in France.
Geiger first fell in love with design in grade school. As a student in a Frank Furness structure (the former Bryn Mawr Hotel, outside of Philadelphia), she spent 12 years experiencing and sketching the building's stone, glass, and metal handcraft. The Furness spaces, such as the voluminous main residence hall capped with a red slate roof and their details remain engraved in her mind.
Geiger is a licensed Architect and registered with NCARB.
Complete Project List:
Houses - Mercer Road House, Princeton NJ; 673 Lawrenceville Road House, Princeton NJ; Copeland School Road House, West Chester PA; Harbor House, Shelter Island NY; Winthrop Road House, Shelter Island NY; Hildreth Avenue House, Bridgehampton NY; Berkeley Hills House, Berkeley CA; Calkinstown Road House, Sharon CT; 12 Beach Lane House, Westhampton Beach NY; Mayo Point Road House, Castine ME; Top of the Hill Road House, Wilmington VT; Sagaponack House, Sagaponack NY; Holly Lane, Easthampton NY; Ernest Road House, Stanfordville NY
Townhouses - West 11th Street, New York NY; Barrow Street, New York NY; West 68th Street, New York NY; Park Place, Brooklyn NY; 6th Avenue, Brooklyn NY; 169 State Street, Brooklyn NY; South Elliot Place, Brooklyn NY
Apartments - 125 West 12th Street, New York NY; 6 East 68th Street, New York NY; 8 East 68th Street, New York NY; The Alden, 225 Central Park West, New York NY; 308 East 72nd Street, New York NY; Butterfield House 37 West 12th Street; 1120 Fifth Avenue, New York NY; 1150 Fifth Avenue, New York NY; Gramercy Park Apartment, New York NY; 570 Park Avenue, New York NY; 75 Bank Street, New York NY; 75 Park Terrace East, New York NY; 350 West 51st Street
Lofts - 38 Crosby Street, New York NY
Schools - All Souls School, New York NY; The Taft School, Watertown CT (with RAMSA); Acadia University, Nova Scotia (with RAMSA)
Campus Planning - Acadia University, Nova Scotia (with RAMSA)
Commercial - 188 Nassau Street, Princeton NJ; 18 East 16th Street Office, New York NY; Impact Hub 394 Broadway in SoHo, New York NY; Hollywould Boutique in NoLita, New York NY; Tommy Bahama Boutique, New York NY; 17 West 57th Street, New York NY; The Pond 253 West 28th Street, New York NY; Edgeworx Studios, SoHo NY
Medical - 1050 Park Avenue, New York NY