Visualization Design Director
Leif is a collaborator, creating concepts and interpreting ideas from sketches into three dimensional models to create presentation renderings that draw you into the design experience. His knowledge of architectural detailing and his technical skills enable him to develop solutions for complex details while collaborating with consultants during the design and development of a project in order to create beautiful and sustainable projects that will endure.
He is experienced in the design of projects from high-rises such as an 875 meter tall Spire in Ras al Khaimah, which used a stack effect to generate power from generators in a solar chimney to the Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago that implemented an innovative automated book retrieval system sixty feet below grade under an elliptical glass dome — to the Northwestern Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center in downtown Chicago that uses a double-skin facade that integrates passive design strategies.
As Visualization Design Manager at KSP he uses his experience to advise on workflow processes to create 3d models, renderings and graphics to enhance collaboration and exploration within design teams. Leif received his M.Arch, University of South Florida, and Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ringling School of Art and Design.