Howard Leist is responsible for the quality and coordination of Witkoff design—from concept through construction. Mr. Leist is an architect with over 25 years of experience leading design teams on complex projects in both the residential and commercial space.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Leist was Director of Architectural Design at SLCE Architects, where he specialized in high-rise residential development. Before SLCE, Mr. Leist was Design Partner at HLW International, Design Director at Gensler, and Design Director at Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, where he won a New York AIA award in 2000.
Mr. Leist received a B.A. in Design and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a master’s degree in Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Mr. Leist is a LEED-certified, registered architect in New York and California and a member of The American Institute of Architects.