inaki leite design is an award-winning Dubai architectural firm. At the heart of our philosophy is a belief in the design process: each project is the result of a close collaboration with clients to deliver a home that is bespoke to their needs and aspirations. Sustainability is also fundamental to our practice, and we work hard to deliver bespoke energy solutions for each project.

We believe that architecture can make a meaningful difference to lives, which is why getting it right is so important to us. Our design-led approach enables us to develop innovative and context-specific solutions that transform day-to-day lives.

We offer a range of residential architectural services, from planning permission, project management, design and build, through to completion, specializing in contemporary design and modern architecture.


inaki leite design is an award winning architectural practice, known for its excellence in design, founded by iñaki leite. We offer a wide range of design and architectural services in collaboration with a trusted network of experienced contractors to deliver seamless residential projects across UAE and Spain including Balearic Islands and Canary Islands.
At the heart of our approach is a belief in the transformative potential of architecture. Good architecture is not simply about aesthetics, but rather holds the possibility of transforming day-to-day lives and routines. Innovation and usability are key, and form the cornerstone of our approach. Through close collaboration with clients, and through tapping into our network’s depth of knowledge and expertise, we are able to develop design solutions that transform our clients’ day-to-day lives.
inaki leite design specialises in residential architecture UAE and Spain including Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. We offer a complete design service, from inception to completion, and take care of all the project management and planning applications in between, to provide you with a seamless and stress-free service. Our experience in the local area means that we have a high success rate of achieving planning permission for our clients.
The principal architect, Iñaki Leite, has a wealth of experience with internationally renowned architecture practices, such as Eisenman Architects in New York, and AMID.cero9 in Madrid. His projects have been awarded numourous prizes, among them the “Most Innovative Contemporary Residential Design” 2016 Architecture Awards by BUILD magazine and the “First of the Top Villas of Spain and Portugal” given by The Sunday Times. In addition, he taught as professor at the School of Architecture at UEM University, Madrid, focusing on global building systems and energy efficiency, and has worked on a number of high profile public projects.
Specialising in contemporary design and modern architecture, our solutions push boundaries and are highly innovative, yet always sensitive to existing surroundings. As residential architects we are committed to working closely with clients to ensure only the highest satisfaction at all stages of the project.
Our collaborative network includes the best in business in areas of mechanics, quantity surveyors, landscape, lighting, digital tools, security and transport. Together we for a multidisciplinary team that offers highly qualified expertise in all aspects of a building’s design and formation.


2016 - Honoured Ph.D. at the School of Architecture in the Polytechnics University of Madrid (ETSAM, UPM)

2014-15 - Part 3 Seminar at AA Architectural Association School of Architecture in London

1991-00 - Master of Science in Architecture, at the E.T.S.A.C. University of A Coruña, Spain

Main Teaching Activities and Publications

2003 to 2012. Associate Professor at the Building Technology Department, School of Architecture, Universidad Europea de Madrid

2010 to 2012. Lecturer of Master Degree in Advance Techniques in Architectural Projects, teaching module “Human behaviour and evacuation in case of fire”. Superior College of Building, Architecture and Engineering of Universidad Europea de Madrid, Proy3cta

2010 to 2011. Lecturer of Architecture Degree at E.T.S.A.C. University of A Coruña

2010. Lecturer of Compostela Summer Program at CAintitute

2009. Curator and Lecturer of CTE course - Fire Safety Engineering- in ADIF (Administrator of Railway Infrastructures)

2007. Lecturer of Master Degree in Fire Safety Engineering E.T.S.I. University Carlos III

2007. Co-director and manager of “Illuminated Architecture Workshops”, Universidad Europea de Madrid

2006 to 2012. Lecturer for courses at Civil Defence State School, Ministry of the Interior (Home office), Spain

2006. Lecturer of Master Degree in Domotics, E.T.S.I. Telecommunications - Polytechnics University of Madrid

2004 to date. Advisor for the General Directorate of Housing, Architecture and Urban development of the Ministry of Housing in Studies of “pre-standardized research” about building regulations

2002. Graphic design and layout of the book of C. Seoane: “Facultad de Ciencias de la Información de Álvaro Siza” in collaboration with Cristina Barros


2018. BUILD Architecture Awards: Best Contemporary Architecture Practice - London

2017. BUILD Architecture Awards: Best Residential Architect - South West London

2017. Silver A'Design Awards 2017 in Architecture, Building & Structure Design for Dezanove House

2017. Bronze A'Design Awards 2017 in Architecture, Building & Structure Design for GC House

2017. Best of Houzz 2017 - Design

2016. Architecture Awards Galicia: Mention prize on sustainability for Dezanove House

2016. BUILD Architecture Awards: Most Innovative Contemporary Residential Design: Dezanove House

2013. Mention prize prominent finalist on Juana de Vega Foundation for single-family dwelling “dezanove house” in A Coruña, Spain

2003. First prize in competition for Cambre’s House of Culture, Coruña, Spain. Lead Designer Architect –stage 5- with César Viana (partner architect)

1998. Honorific Mention prize in competition in Urban Furniture, Diputación de Coruña. With Santiago Pintos (partner architect)

Awards in collaboration

2015. First Prize 2015 Premios COAM to the best building constructed in Spain for Giner de los Rios Foundation. Collaboration with AMID.cero9

2007. Honorific Mention prize in competition of Contentious Campus of Justice, Madrid. Collaboration with José Luis Esteban Penelas Architects

2004. Honorific Mention prize in competition of Social-Cultural Centre in Camelle, Coruña. Collaboration with J. Graiño, Architect

2004. First prize in competition of Health Care Building in Móstoles, Madrid. In collaboration with Vier Architects

2002. Second prize in competition of Caldas Trade Centre, Pontevedra. Collaboration with J. Graiño, Architect

2001. First prize in competition of University Archive, Coruña. Collaboration with J. Graiño, Architect (constructed)

2001. First prize in rehabilitation COAG of “Convento de Sarandones” dwelling, by Galician Official College of Architecture. Collaboration with Carlos Seoane, Architect (constructed), at design project and building site

2000. Honorific Mention prize of Singular House’04 with single-family dwelling in Coruña, Spain. By the Council of Spanish Architects. In collaboration with J. Graiño, Architect (constructed), at design project and building site


Museo del Design, Via Bellinzona 15, 22100 Como/Italy. 15th of October 2020 to 15th of November 2020

From the tree to the chair, with "arousa chair and dining table" at Cidade da Cultura de Galicia, Spain. 7th of April 2017 to 5th of November 2017

Utopa International Design Exhibition in ShenNonTaiYangCheng, 4F North Space,ShenNonTaiYangCheng ZhuZhou City, NuNan Province, China. 26th of December 2017 to 20th of March 2018

Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair, Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, SZCEC Fuhua Rd, Shenzhen, China. From 5th to 7th of November 2017

40x40 Exhibition Budapest, Budapest Projekt Galeria, 1053 Kossuth Lajos Utca 16, Budapest, Hungary. From 8th to 31st of October 2017

Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing Conference, The Lalit Mumbai, Sahar Airport Road, Andheri East 400059, Mumbai, India. From 22nd to 23rd September 2017

International partners

We are a Dubai based practice offering services throughout UAE and Spain including the Balearic and Canary Islands. Inaki leite design collaborates with a key group of Partners to offer a wide range of design and architectural services in collaboration with our trusted network of experienced contractors, architects and designers

- Santiago Linares - PLAY ARQUITECTURA. Palma de Mallorca, Spain
- Remedios López, Torremolinos, Málaga, Spain
- Jose Jurado, Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
- Jesús Isla, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
- Sara Gemma Sabaté, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

- Andrea Canales & Eva Martín, AE14 INTERIORS, Málaga and Dubai

- Ray Pang and Roberto Serra, MATCH. London, UK
- Vanesa Quintiá, MATCH. A Coruña, Spain

International partners