Hailing from the Loire Valley in central France – Julien Legeard grew up surrounded by architectural greatness. It was then that his curiosity for detailing, materiality, and design burgeoned. After completing his studies, Julien moved to New York City and founded The Prestige Group, a collective of craftsmanship and skillful execution of high-end architectural projects. After a decade of success in the design industry, Julien launched Legeard Studio, an architectural and interior design services firm focused on impactful and timeless designs. Julien believes that while technology is very important, tradition, skill, and craftsmanship bring passion to a design.
LEGEARD STUDIO is an architecture and interior services firm known for creating timeless, impactful designs at the convergence of art, architecture, and technology. Through an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach, the studio’s impressive portfolio exhibits a powerful range of design expertise across high-end residential and commercial spaces in New York, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, and beyond. Each project aims to bring soul, energy, and context to form a thoughtful, sophisticated, and refined aesthetic. Demonstrating a deep understanding of the ever-shifting dynamics of the built environment, Legeard Studio aims to address these shifts through emerging techniques, innovative materials, and a sustainable mindset.
Originally from Kosovo, Valmira Gashi moved to the United States in the late 1990s and went on to study architecture at Texas A&M University. After several years of in-field experience, she also completed a Master’s of Architecture at the Spitzer School of Architecture (SSA) in New York City. At SSA, Valmira taught digital software and techniques and assisted at several design studios. Her passion for design spans many industries, from computational parametric design and 3D fabrication to architecture and product design. Her design philosophy perfectly balances art, architecture, and technology, embracing our past while designing for the future.
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