For nearly twenty years, the Brooklyn-based studio of LUBRANO CIAVARRA Architects has offered a full range of Architectural and Design Services in the residential, commercial, cultural, educational, and hospitality sectors.

Our belief that the best architecture can benefit an entire community is reflected in each of our projects. At both the public and private scale, we strive for conceptual clarity in each detail to create meaning for the people who will ultimately occupy these spaces.

Our method of design and thinking is not one driven by personal agenda or ego, but rather is one based on collaboration and synthesis. Each new project begins with investigation – looking and listening. This open dialogue with clients allows LUBRANO CIAVARRA the chance to synthesize needs, elucidate priorities and balance agendas to illuminate the essence of each project. While the firm’s portfolio may appear diverse from a stylistic standpoint, it is this variety that most clearly articulate their method of design – one geared specifically to the agenda and “vibe” of each individual client.

LUBRANO CIAVARRA’s process leads to a clear understanding of the needs and ethos of each of our clients, allowing us to deliver innovative, finely-crafted design elements that are rooted in practical solutions. The success of our approach can be measured by the strong, long-term relationships we enjoy with our consultants, our contractors and our clients.



Anne Marie’s deep understanding of architectural history informs not just her award-winning preservation/restoration residential work, but also contemporary cultural and commercial projects, including the TWA Hotel, which is being designed as a jet-age complement to the iconic Eero Saarinen terminal at JFK International Airport. Anne Marie’s most recent historic restoration project, a town house in Brooklyn Heights, received the New York Landmarks Conservancy 24th Annual Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award as well as the Brooklyn Heights Association 2013 Best Renovation Award.

A Brooklyn native, Anne Marie is active in professional and civic organizations, serving on the Brooklyn Heights Association Landmarks Committee, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Building Committee, and the Packer Collegiate Alumni Board. Committed to the community, she has taught design studios at Harvard University Career Discovery Program, Syracuse University, The Boston Architectural Center, and the Interior Design Department at Parsons School of Design, and continues to mentor students in house at both the college and high school level.

Anne Marie received her Bachelor’s degree with High Honors in History from Smith College and her Master in Architecture from Harvard University. She is licensed in the state of New York.



Lea’s meticulous attention to materiality and quality craftsmanship elevates the design of her housing, education and residential projects, which have recently been recognized by “Interior Design’s Best of Year Award” and NYC X Design. Her own home was also selected to be part of openhousenewyork’s 10th Anniversary Weekend featuring designers’ homes in October 2012.

Lea’s commitment to community and education runs deep within her professional work. She began her career in the profession as a full-time faculty member at Syracuse University School of Architecture (1995-1997), during which she served as Director of the Pre-Architecture Program in Florence, Italy. Her commitment to the profession is reflected in her continuing academic activities, having taught design studios at New York Institute of Technology, Parsons School of Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Syracuse.

Lea’s service to the KIPP New Jersey Friends of TEAM Board and the George Washington Memorial Park Board of Trustees complements her work in the Charter School sector, leading such projects as the Harlem Day Charter School in Manhattan sponsored by Sheltering Arms Children’s Services and the GCA in the Bronx developed by the Turner-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund.

Lea received her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Colgate University and her Master in Architecture from Syracuse University. She has continued to serve on the Syracuse School of Architecture Advisory Board since 2001 and was honored with the “Dean’s Distinguished Alumni Award” in 2005.

Lea is a LEED accredited professional and is licensed in the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Vermont.