Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Andrea Lepore

Founder & Creative Director

Lepore Development

Andrea Lepore founded Lepore Development in 2006, a design-driven firm producing brands and concepts to improve urban neighborhoods.

Lepore’s first major project was HOT ITALIAN. In 2009, the Midtown location became the region’s first LEED Certified restaurant and first “REAL Certified” pizzeria in the nation by the US Healthful Food Council. Lepore is currently developing Solomon’s Delicatessen, which is named after Tower Records founder Russ Solomon, as well as The Food Factory, an incubator for small food producers in Alkali Flats. A UC Davis graduate, Lepore earned a Master’s in Sustainable Design at Boston Architectural College.