Alexis Readinger founded the international award-winning architecture firm Preen in 2005. For the past twenty years, she has been at the heart of the food culture in Los Angeles. She works in a meta-magical style, meaning that she bends magic into realism in order to deepen reality and to evolve and explore consciousness. Projects at Preen range from art to nature, from dream to immersion and from living to sacred space. An active thought leader, Alexis often speaks at various conferences in manufacturing, design, hospitality and in culinary. A Texan native, Alexis holds a Masters in Architecture from UCLA and a Bachelors from Vanderbilt University. She is a LEED certified Green Building Advisor and a member of the American Institute of Architects. Alexis serves on the board of the Chinatown Business Improvement District (BID), the Chung King Road Association, and the Travel Experience and Trends Council at the Urban Land Institute (ULI). She stands for just and joyful business everywhere.