European Architect Lev Libeskind to Set Up First US Office in Phoenix

Originally posted by Angela Gonzales – Senior Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal on September 28, 2023 

A world-renowned architectural firm based in Milan, Italy has selected Phoenix for its first U.S. office.

Lev Libeskind, Lead Designer and Creative Director of Libeskind Studio Design, said he originally thought his first U.S. expansion would be in Los Angeles. He even considered Dallas and Austin, Texas, until finally choosing Phoenix.

“It’s such an exciting city right now,” Libeskind said. “It’s booming. It’s the No. 1 city for construction in the country.”

Libeskind’s new 1,500-square-foot office space takes the entire top floor of 829 First Ave., a two-story historic building at First Avenue and Roosevelt Street.

The office is also within walking distance of its first Phoenix project, a 36-unit boutique apartment called Rainbow Road at the southwest corner of First and Portland streets in the Roosevelt Row District.

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