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 a member of the AIA.


P 212 620 0050


253 West 28th Street, Floor 4

New York, NY 10001


880 Lawrenceville Road

Princeton, NJ 08540

Upper West Brownstone


A neutral palette, attention to textures, lines and materials add a layer of simplicity and focus to the interior of this 6,500 sq. ft. Queen Anne brownstone on the West Side of Manhattan. When we began work on this house, the clients had just purchased it, but had not yet moved in. The design had been renovated numerous times, and there was inconsistency from floor to floor, room to room. Additionally, the design was not to the clients liking. We jumped in to provide full design services, from choosing the paint palette for the entire house, to designing custom marble mantelpiece surrounds, providing carpeting, window treatments, upholstery fabrics and services, refinishing floors, re-placing architectural light fixtures, as well as custom furniture design and choosing furniture and fixtures such as sofas, antique sconces and chandeliers, floor lamps and art lighting. After the client moved in we undertook a renovation of the full Ground Floor, including the Kitchen, lighting, HVAC, cabinetry, stairs and storage to make it a comfortable center of their family life.

  1. Entry Court
  2. Family Room
  3. Powder Room
  4. Gallery Hall
  5. Pantry
  6. Kitchen Area
  7. Family Dining Area
  8. Garden Terrace