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Leonardo Neve

Leonardo Neve, founding partner of Cafeina Design, where he has developed during the last 10 years in charge of more than 100 projects devoted to the promotion of human, innovative and positive architecture. His work has been recognized for its quality as part of the “Best International Houses Design” exhibition at the XVIIVenice Architecture Biennale, and awarded with America’s Property Awards (Toronto, 2017), The Architecture Biennial of Puebla (2018 & 2016), as well as the Top 100 Projects of Arch daily in 2016, among others.

He studied Architecture at the “Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla, and the master in Project Management at the Universidad de las Americas, Puebla. He has also been an invited professor for the design workshop in both universities.

Additionally, he has been part of the Visiting School program of the Architectural Association in London, Mexico City, Los Angeles, and Mumbai. He is a member of the Architecture Association of Puebla (Colegio de Arquitectos), and member of the National Academy of Architecture of Mexico as well as an International Member of the American Institute of Architects (IAIA). Additionally, he is certified by NYU University in Real Estate Development.

He is currently the Principal of Cafeina Design Architecture firm, with offices in Puebla, Mexico and New York.

Practice Ideology

Cafeina is an international architecture firm that focuses on creating and transforming authentic and inclusive spaces through a multidisciplinary, human, innovative and positive approach.

Founded in 2008 by Leonardo Neve in the coffee-growing region of the Mexican State of Puebla, with the purpose of awakening intense sensations throughout positive sustainable architecture projects, that exert a positive effect on their context, becoming a source of new opportunities for vulnerable communities.

Currently, Cafeina is focused on the realization of creative projects that promote positive impact for real estate developers, urban and architectural design for governmental projects, and office and restaurant design for Mexico, the United States and Latin America. With headquarters in Puebla, México, and offices in New York, and representations in 5 different Mexican cities. For more information visit our Services section.

Our work has been recognized for its quality and innovation in architectural design, being selected as part of the “Best International Houses Design” exhibition at the XVIIVenice Architecture Biennale, and awarded withAmerica’s Property Awards (Toronto 2017), The Architecture Biennial of Puebla (2018 & 2016), as well as the Top 100 Projects of Archdaily in 2016, among others.

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