LEAD is a design driven architecture studio in New York that provides clients with bespoke and carefully crafted projects.

As designers, we are fundamentally attentive to detail. We believe in possibilities. We thrive in the optimism that all of our projects can be exceptional when we do our best: guide our clients through big dreams on an inventive path filled with ambition.


Our goal is to deliver inviting spaces to live in, to work in, relax in,  learn and play in. Our experience is broad and our attention to detail is focused. With experience in fabrication, we understand the craft involved in the making process from micro details to full sized spatial frameworks and understand the importance of collaboration. We bring an understanding and recognize that budgets and values go beyond drawings and provide exceptional project management throughout the construction phase.


We can guide you from the early stages in creating an architectural feasibility study and conceptual studies through project programming and project completion.


LEAD [Level Eight Architecture Design, PLLC], is led by Otto Ruano, Principal. Otto is also an active visiting professor at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture.



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1869 Willoughby Ave. | Ridgewood, New York 11385