Co-founder / CEO / Design Director,
Martin Lesjak co-founded Austrian-based INNOCAD Architecture in 1999 and has since completed numerous projects of diverse sizes and scopes in architecture and interior design such as residential, office, hospitality, healthcare, mixed-use, educational, public, and retail. His transdisciplinary team is renowned for their “out of the box” thinking and their analytical and pragmatic approach to architecture and design by creating solutions with purpose and meaning. Lesjak´ s foresight and expertise in architecture, design, and craft – as well as an affinity for art – has guided his award-winning firms in innovative directions. Together with partners, he leads multifaceted international projects combining creativity without boundaries. In addition to his architecture firm, Lesjak started the product design studio 13&9, with designer Anastasia Su, which creates products ranging from lighting, furniture, fashion, and accessories to sound design for global clients. He is a frequent speaker at several universities and worldwide events, and also received one of the architecture and design community’s top honors, “Designer of the Year 2015” by Contract Magazine (USA), followed by “Architect of the Year 2016” by magazine BUILD (UK). Over the years, INNOCAD has been published internationally and recognized with various awards, honors, and nominations in both architecture and interior design.