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The Designer and her Views

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Cynthia Leif is an internationally-renowned residential designer, having designed many custom homes in different parts of the world.

She specializes in Mediterranean, Ultra Modern & Contemporary home styles. Aside from these architectural styles, she also has experience in designing various styles such as Art Deco, Victorian, Mountain/ vacation homes, and Indigenous style architecture.

Cynthia Leif was also a recipient of various awards. She received her degree in Architecture with honors from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines. She brought honor to her country by winning the Aga Khan Award for Architecture from the Union of International Architects. This award from the International Design Competition held in Warsaw, Poland was given in recognition of her leadership in a  design project called 'Rehabilitation of a Degraded Urban Environment'. She also won in the National Design Competition with the theme Urban Low Rise Housing Clusters.

Cynthia Leif has many years of experience designing and building homes in the Philippines from the mid-80s until 2001. She has also designed residential developments, townhomes, offices, schools, and churches.

In 2002, she moved to the United States and began her practice as a residential designer creating unique luxury custom homes all over the world. As an advocate of Sustainable Design, Cynthia Leif's architectural creations are not only designed with beauty and functionality, but also with environmental sustainability in mind.

Cynthia Leif is an associate member of AIA (American Institute of Architects) and a registered architect member of UAP (United Architects of the Philippines).

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