Leslie Onumbu

Leslie Onumbu

San Francisco, CA, US

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Leslie Onumbu (b.1995) is an MFA Interior Architecture and design Graduate from Academy of Art University. He also earned a B.S.c in Architectural Design Technology from the University of Wolverhampton and was awarded a (2.1 honours in 2016)

He believe that the secret to a great design is one with "a concept" as this is the core factor responsible for propelling execution of the design.

He tend to emphasis the importance of user experience in the design process and believes that spaces should transport its audience into micro-worlds that challenge expectations and encourage self-interpretation. 



lawson Robb, London, GB, Architecture Intern

- Collaborated effort with senior designers to visualize and iterate the design of a high-end bachelor pad in London’s South Kensington.

- Participated in a design charrette to define the art vision of the project. I worked within different stylistic boundaries and illustrated an upholstered sofa which was subsequently used at the client pitch.

- Coalesced through the schematic and design development phase, which led to an internship appraisal for competence and design execution.

- Managed time and workload to meet deadlines and commitments with periodic interaction and direction from project leaders while sharing knowledge with less experienced intern.

Aug 2016 - Sep 2016


Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, CA, US, Masters, Interior Architecture and Design

M.F.A Modules includes:

// Spring 2017: (GLA 602) The Art & Ideology of the 20th Century, (IAD 600) Concept, Theory and the Design Process, (IAD 603) Sketching & Perspective for Interior Environments.

// Summer 2017: (IAD 602) Building Systems for Interior Design, (IAD 610) Spatial Design.

// Fall 2017: (IAD 604) Lighting Design, (IAD 612) Material Use, (IAD 640) Light and Colour Perception.

// Spring 2018: (GR 616) Making Ideas Visible, (IAD 613) Midpoint, (IAD 625) Survey of Sustainable Design.

// Summer 2018: (IAD 810) Concept, (GLA 617) Mythology for the Modern World.

// Fall 2018: (IAD 636) Modern Design Studio, (IAD 621) 3D Modeling, (IAD 812) Programming & Space Planning.

// Spring 2019: (GLA 634) Professional Practice for interior Designers, (IAD 830) Design Development, (IAD 834) Materials.

// Fall 2019: (IAD 838) Thesis Visualization, (IAD 850) Thesis Implementation

Feb 2017 - Dec 2019

University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, Bachelors, Architectural Design Technology

B.S.C Modules includes:

Year 1 // September 2013 - July 2014: (001) Architectural Detailing-Services, Fittings and Furnishings, (002) Applied Design Studio, (003) Architectural Detailing (Technology), (004) Design Studio (Art, Drawing, Process and Models), (005) Digital Design, (006) Professional and Environmental Studies.

Year 2 // September 2014 - July 2015: (001) Advanced Construction, Structure and Service, (002) Built Environment Legislation, (003) Conservation and Preservation of Buildings, (004) Integrated Design, (005) Production Information and Specification, (006) Property Re-Use

Year 3 // September 2015 - July 2016: (001) Building Information Modelling Technologies, (002) Building Pathology, (003) Contract Administration, (004) Major Project and Exhibition, (005) Major Project Research

Sep 2013 - Jul 2016


Best in Fine Art, 1st Place

Fine Art Award


Best in Fine Art, 1st Place

Fine Art Award


Best in Fine Art, 1st Place

Fine Art Award


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