Lea Ciavarra is the co-founder, with Marie Lubrano, of Lubrano Ciavarra Architects PLLC, in Brooklyn, NY. The firm’s work includes all scales of residential, commercial, and cultural projects in which they address the contemporary need for spaces supportive of concurrent identities. In each project, they incorporate “coded” elements – either through the use of color, legible building elements, or other visual signifiers – to reveal spatial networks. Design innovation comes with conceptual clarity. The firm’s work has been published in “Travel + Leisure,” “Interior Design,” and “Architectural Digest” among other publications. Ciavarra has lectured at Florida International University School of Architecture, Colgate University, Dalhousie University, and Packer Collegiate Institute. Ciavarra began her career in the architecture profession as a full-time faculty member at Syracuse University School of Architecture, including a year in Florence, Italy as the director of the pre-architecture program. Ciavarra has taught design studios at New York Institute of Technology, Parsons School of Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Syracuse University School of Architecture.