Christian Lehmkuhl

Christian Lehmkuhl

Dallas, TX, US



I specialize in architecture & technology, adaptive environments and design research. I lead multi-disciplinary teams through all phases of the architectural process from conception to construction administration, while articulating design strategies, and defining solutions that align with the project vision and restraints.


LEESER ARCHITECTURE, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

As Project Manager I am responsible for all aspects of an Architectural development. I am working closely with clients and contractors and lead the design team through all phases of a project.

In my role as Design Lead I develop architectural and visual design strategies and collaborate with senior management on the development of the Brand Identity. As part of this effort, I manage the implementation of new technologies.

Roles includes:
+ Architectural Design
+ Cost Management
+ CAD/BIM Management
+ Visual Design Development
+ Business Development
+ Development & Management of Brand Identity

Dec 2015 - Aug 2017

LEESER ARCHITECTURE, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

My role as a Project Architect included all phases of design development for local and international projects of a broad variety in size and function.

Implemented BIM methods and standards into the company workflow, streamlining the design process and reducing the required human resources while improving results.

Supervised teams of up to 10 designers in the conception and design of a variety of projects, assuring quality, code and zoning compliance as well as meeting deadlines and deliverables.

Worked on large-scale developments as part of the design team for a completed, award-winning 2.700.000 sf, $800 million mall.

Role included:
+ Architectural Design
+ Cost Management
+ BIM/CAD Management
+ Interactive, Digital & Print Design
+ Video Editing
+ Virtual Reality (VR) content creation

Aug 2012 - Nov 2015

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, Research Fellow

Investigated and conceptualized how the application of new technologies can anticipate and satisfy functional demands on a urban scale.

Aug 2011 - Jul 2012

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, Teaching Fellow

Organization and teaching of several design studios, seminars and international workshops on Architecture, Urbanism and Public Art. Investigating the intersections of Art, Culture and Technology in collaboration with recognized artists such as Antoni Muntadas.

Sep 2009 - Jun 2011

Brand Atmosphere, Berlin, DE, Architect, Designer

As Architect and Project Manager for Brand Atmosphere I oversaw and contributed to a variety of architectural and design projects as well as the implementation of interactive presentations and installations for major brands such as BMW and Siemens.

Roles included:
+ Architectural Design
+ Cost Management
+ Production Management
+ Brand Design
+ Print Design
+ Interactive Design

Jul 2007 - Aug 2009

Roenspiess Architektur- & Ingenieurbuero, Berlin, DE, Junior Architectural Designer

Oct 2004 - Sep 2006


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, Master of Science

Sep 2009 - Jul 2011

Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, DE, Dipl.-Ing. (Architecture)

Oct 2001 - Aug 2007

Tsinghua University, Beijing, CN, Architecture

Study Abroad

Jun 2006 - Oct 2006

Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, NZ, Architecture

Study Abroad

Jan 2005 - May 2005

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Architecture

Study Abroad

May 2004 - Aug 2004

Areas of Specialization