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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Genna Weiner 2016


  • Title: Director of Interior Design
  • Company: Ismael Leyva Architects PC
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Birthplace: Bronx, NY

Education: Bachelors of Architecture- NYIT, Masters of Advanced Architectural Design, Columbia University

First job outside of real estate: Taught tennis lessons to middle school students

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? As director, I manage all of the interiors projects in the office, as well as a team of designers. In the future, I hope to continue the great level of design that we produce and grow the department. My ultimate goal is to have Ismael Leyva Architects more recognized in the interior design industry.

How do you unwind from a busy day? Watch reality TV and play Candy Crush

Favorite book or author: “The Godfather” by Mario Puzo

Favorite movie: “The Mirror Has Two Faces”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “Love Myself” by Hailee Steinfeld

One word to describe your work environment: Collaborative

Rules to live by in business: Treat the people around you the way you would want to be treated

What is your dream job? My dream job would be to design residential and hospitality spaces, with unlimited budgets and total creative freedom, while still mentoring other designers. Besides my knowledge of design and finishes/furniture, I would love to pass on the business ethics and management techniques that I feel are necessary to succeed in the future.