The founder of TAL-Studio and its predecessor, ABA Design Studio, Todd-Avery Lenahan is regarded as one of the hospitality design industry’s most progressive thought leaders with a unique breadth and depth in the hospitality consulting industry. He has been commissioned by leading international hotel development & operating brands to conceive and direct design standards for their global hotel & resort portfolios. He speaks publicly to industry groups and on radio & television about the business and power of design. He is a frequent contributing writer to a diverse range of international travel, leisure, and design publications. At the 2010 Hospitality Design Exposition, renowned AD 100 designer Roger Thomas described Lenahan as “the most exciting designer in the hospitality industry today”.
In 2008, Lenahan was Boutique Design Magazine’s Designer of the Year, and in 2010 became the youngest inductee of the prestigious HD Platinum Circle which recognizes lifetime achievement and contributions to the industry at-large. His work in hospitality & entertainment design has been recognized more than 30 times with the industry’s top awards and honors for outstanding achievement. His work is regarded for its extraordinary diversity of range , and adept mastery of design influences from around the world and throughout time. From classic to contemporary, and bold to bespoke, his body of work is a tour-de-force of creative vision brought to life on behalf of the world’s most esteemed
clientele. Prior to founding ABA/TAL Studio, Lenahan was a Principal of Design and Interior Architecture for Walt Disney Imagineering worldwide.
Todd-Avery earned his five year professional degree in Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, where he graduated with honors and received the J.M. West Corporate Fellowship. Upon graduation, he was named Outstanding Graduate and was awarded the prestigious Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal in Architecture. He has been an adjunct professor at the UNLV School of Architecture and now serves on the UNLV President’s Foundation. As well, he serves on the Board of Directors for Communities in Schools of Nevada, and on the advisory board for The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. In 2010, he was chosen as one of the “Vegas Dozen” by the Nevada Cancer Institute and VEGAS Magazine for his community support & involvement.
Originally from Washington, D.C., he now lives at the western edge of the Las Vegas valley with Windsor, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who serves as TAL Studio’s Chairman of the Board and weekly happy hour host. Todd has lived and traveled throughout the world since childhood and is a life-long student of design and art history. He is older than he looks.