Previously known as Gabriela L. Caicedo, Gabriela Liebert was born in Quito, Ecuador in 1971. From the time she was a toddler, Gabriela was always in close proximity to construction sites. Her father, Hugo A. Caicedo, was an established architect, developer, intellectual and politician. Her mother Aura M. Paladines is a brilliant designer, art connoisseur and business woman. Both of her parents were the visionaries and first builders of what today is known as the Modern Financial Business District of Quito, Ecuador.
During her undergrad years at Tulane University, Gabriela spent substantial time in Italy and Greece as part of her training. She graduated in 1994 with a Masters in Architecture. Gabriela then worked for The Rockwell Group in New York City and Arquitectonica in Miami, Fl. Both offices offered Gabriela the opportunity to develop her skills in Hospitality and Residential design. In 2000 Gabriela worked with the owners and staff of Luminaire, Coral Gables where she broadened her knowledge of high end European modern furniture design and Interior Space Planning.
Motherhood awakened in Gabriela the deep desire to specialize in Home Design. After completing her NCARB internship in 2003, Gabriela moved to Ecuador and founded her own developing group in Quito Ecuador, were she built approximately 12 prototypes of homes. In 2008 she re-encountered her University sweet heart Kai Liebert. They married and Gabriela moved to Hamburg, Germany were she became an active member of the American Institute of Architects European Chapter. Gabriela worked in organizing the 2012 AIA Hamburg Conference that focused on Neighborhood re-development and re-vitalization taking as a model The Hafen City and IBA Wilhelmsburg Projects. During her time in Germany, Gabriela strengthened her commitment to Sustainable Building Principles, High Quality Construction, multifamily project development and Natural Modern Design.
Kai and Gabriela Liebert decided to fulfill their dream of building residential projects in Miami, Florida. Global Haus, Gabriela’s first USA Company, evolved into the partnership HOME VISION DNA. A company that aims to create Distinct Niche Architecture projects in Florida, Ecuador and Germany. In 2015 they completed their first project in Miami Beach. Gabriela and Kai Liebert spend substantial time in Miami, Hamburg and Quito in order to manage their projects.
Gabriela’s love for Homes has led her to continue to create innovative prototypes and unique residential projects. Additionally, she is currently writing a memoir about Love, Home Architecture and its impact of the Human Soul: Houses of Love.