Meghan Leininger

Meghan Leininger

Brooklyn, NY, US




Michael Kors (USA), Inc., New York, NY, US, Design Project Manager - US & CA Retail, Store Design and Development

Jul 2012 - current

Ted Moudis Associates, New York, NY, US, Project Designer

Mar 2012 - Jul 2012

H&M Hennes & Mauritz, New York, NY, US, Store Planner

Developed design, fabrication, space planning, and detailing for H&M retail stores within the United States and Continental Europe. Coordinated closely with real estate companies, external architects and contractors. Developed stores, particularly within the Oregon area, that grossed 100% more than their expected revenue sales.

Mar 2009 - Apr 2011

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Gurgaon City Center

Collaborated in the development of the masterplan for the 2.42 million gross square feet on an 11 acre site outside of New Dehli, India. Comprising of three components - retail, commercial and cultural - programs included connecting elements of a two-story lit arcade, 90 luxury hotel rooms, 500 seat theater, meeting rooms and ballroom spaces. Created masterplan document with Adobe Creative Suite 2 and AutoCAD.

Coordinated the space planning, schematic design documents and presentations utilizing AutoCAD, and the Adobe Creative Suite 2 for the phase one 700,000 gross square foot office tower of the masterplan including the overall design and facade system.

Front Street District

Completed programming, schematic design, space planning, and design of the exterior for a private and state funded mixed use building in Hartford, CT. This 320,000 gross square foot development occupies two city blocks, contains 115 one to three bedroom apartments, 65,000 gross square feet of retail space and a 400 space parking garage.

Developed building presentations which were published in Hartford Newspapers as well as the Connecticut Governor’s Review using the Adobe Creative Suite and AutoCAD.

Harrison Metro Centre

Coordinated in the development and collaborated in the execution of the masterplan of a 450,000 gross square foot brownfield site in Harrison, NJ. This plan included retail, hotel, commercial, residential, and a one acre green recreation roof.

Delivered innovative and sustainable design concepts within programming and schematic design parameters.

Feb 2007 - Oct 2008

Gensler, New York, NY, US, Job Captain


Completed programming, schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction administration of the 170,000 gross square foot base building data center and building renovation located in Princeton, NJ.

Participated in field surveys, FF&E, punchlists, shop drawings and presentation work utilizing AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and 3D max.

Lehman Brothers

Completed programming, schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction administration of the 475,142 square foot base building data center located in Brunswick, NJ.
Collaborated with engineers and clients in project meetings to develop creative and efficient solutions.

Citadel Investment Bank

As an intern, assisted in design development, construction documents and on-site meetings, which included creating client presentations in AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign.

Dec 2003 - Feb 2007


Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, England, Masters, Landscape Urbanism

Pursued a degree in Landscape Urbanism, a combination of ecological studies, the urban condition and architecture.

Sep 2010 - Oct 2011

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, BArch, Architecture

Architecture and Fine Art

Sep 1998 - Jun 2003


Pernod Absinthe 2011 'Creator of Art' Competition, 1st Place

Art Competition that was exhibited at the Armory Show in New York City 2011 for Pernod Absinthe.


Areas of Specialization