Francisco received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, College of Architecture Art & Planning in 1996. Upon graduating, Francisco received broad training at a number of prestigious offices in New York including Peix & Marchetti Architects, Smiros & Smiros Architects, Fahey Design Build, and Zivkovic Connolly Architects. Francisco was project designer, project manager and project architect at these firms involved with a variety of different project types and associated budgets. While at Zivkovic Connolly Architects, Francisco met William and collaborated on multiple projects. This collaboration sponsored the formation of Poundesign Studio LLC in 2007. Poundesign Studio initially started as an independent architectural design collaborative and has worked more recently as an extension of William Leavy Architecture in a supportive and consultative role.

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