Official Design

ARCHITECT: OFFICIAL DESIGN
NEIGHBORHOOD: LIME, LOT 602-618

About the Architect

OFFICIAL is an award-winning architecture, interiors, and furniture design studio based in Dallas, Texas.  Principals Amy Wynne Leveno, AIA, and Mark Leveno have been designing professionally since 1998 and started working together in 2005.  Since founding OFFICIAL in 2012, the firm has earned numerous design awards, has been featured on the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes, and has been published nationally and internationally in books, magazines, and on design websites. OFFICIAL is committed to design solutions that are thoughtful and surprising, logical and creative, innovative and beautiful.  OFFICIAL believes that creating special experiences is possible at any scale.

Amy and Mark met while earning their Masters of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin.

Amy has undergraduate degrees in Architecture and Civil Engineering from Lehigh University.  She is a licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional that has worked in multiple cities across the country. Amy worked designing residential and commercial green buildings for a number of esteemed firms including Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Corgan, and Page. Deeply believing that architecture can create positive change, Amy is committed to designing with a social, environmental and aesthetic consciousness. OFFICIAL’s designs are enhanced by her technical interest in materials and details. Amy worked for two years as a professor of architecture at the Savannah College of Art and Design and while teaching she won a Presidential Fellowship to travel and research contemporary construction techniques in Japan.  She has also taught Interior Detailing at the University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Architecture.

Mark Leveno has an undergraduate degree in Creative Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin and earned his MFA in Furniture Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design.  Mark has worked for many years in the field of architecture for renowned firms such as Ehrlich Architects. Mark’s creativity leads him to idea and conceptually driven projects while his technical abilities ensure that they remain buildable. Mark takes on even the smallest projects with fervor and a sharp eye for detail. His process is to think, sketch, rethink, and resketch until a design reaches clarity.  Mark’s furniture designs were highlighted in the Fuori Salon of the Milan Design Library as part of the Milan Furniture Fair in 2012. He has taught Design at the Hong Kong campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design as well as teaching Furniture Design and Interior Detailing at the University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Architecture.

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