Boutique design & management

Lleal Studios was founded in 2013, bringing more than 20-years of experience to the Hospitality, Commercial Design and Real Estate world.

More recent projects include the conceptual design for one of the oldest and largest bookstores in New York City, the offices of Lear Investment Management alongside a new retail design concept for one of the largest international entertainment companies among others. Lleal was also a consultant for the pre-development of a 2-acre development in the Design District in Dallas.

Laura Lleal was previously Vice President at Harwood International as well the Managing Director and Founder of architectural firm Harwood Design Factory. Lleal was responsible for the management, organization & budgets for the construction, architectural departments, planning and execution of new developments. Among others, Lleal also managed projects in Mayfair, London and was the lead for the development of Frost Tower – a 22-story high rise in Dallas, Texas. She was responsible for the budgets, schedule and contract negotiations with consultants, general contractors and others key trades. She also lead District 1444 in Dallas – a residential development with 224-units plus retail space, as well Bleu Ciel, a 31-story luxury residential high rise, AGBM Samurai Collection, Saint Ann Restaurant and Mercat Bistro.




Our group of talent includes professionals with extensive experience in a diverse pool of sectors. We tailor our teams explicitly to the needs of each client. Our talent has worked in projects for some of the most recognizable global brands in retail and hospitality.


We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team. If you have a creative passion for architecture, design, construction or project management, please submit your resume and any additional information to

Client Testimonials

“We worked with Lleal on two of our restaurants and on each occasion she was a consumate professional. Her company was able to translate our vision into a practical reality without losing the whimsical elements and warmth needed in a hospitality venture. On presenting her plans to the team she encouraged input on operational issues, utility and function and with these observations she was able to craft an exceptionally well thought out space, that felt genuine and authentic to our guests while streamlining our BOH operations. We are extremely pleased with the results of our collaboration with Lleal.”

Tove Nord
Pazza Notte Group
Project: Pazza Notte Restaurant

“Lleal has an in-depth understanding of the client’s requirements, a knowledge of the construction process equal to that of the contractor and above all else the knowledge and understanding of the design. Her ability to manage inherent problems faced during construction and deal with them quickly helped minimizing risk and protect the clients position. I found her “no nonsense” approach to be extremely refreshing and I am looking forward to working with Lleal in the future.”

Andy Stewart
Director, ASMS
Project: 32 St. James Square, London

“The Lleal group were excellent in understanding our requirements, organizing plans and obtaining all the needed permits. Laura herself was a vigilant and fierce ally to have throughout the entire process with one eye on the budget and one eye on the clock. We came in under budget, on schedule and thrilled with the results.”

Stephan Fortier
C.E.O. The Fortier Group
Project: Loft Restaurant

“Lleal creates unique environments displaying high standards of creativity, care and dedication to meet the specific needs of the project, including cost and schedules. In addition to commercial projects, Lleal designed and managed the execution of two of my own residential apartments in New York. Both were done beautifully and meeting all expectations. I highly recommend both her character and abilities.”

Ron Pompei
Founder, Pompei C3
Project: Manhattan Residence, others

We've had our work featured in publications nationally and internationally.

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