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Stephen Leet

Stephen Leet teaches architectural design studios and history/theory seminars on architecture, film, and photography. Following undergraduate studies in art at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, he earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kentucky, College of Architecture. Prior to teaching at Washington University, he held teaching positions at New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury and Parson School of Design.

As an architect, he has worked in several New York City firms, including I.M. Pei & Partners, and in private practice as a partner of Bower Leet Architects in New York, and in St. Louis as a partner in the firm 8K A+D. His architectural work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has received local, national, and international design awards from the AIA St. Louis, NYAIA, and ID Magazine. Grants and fellowships for his work and research include the Graham Foundation, The J.M. Kaplan Fund, The Italian Cultural Institute, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Fellowship for the Arts, AIA St. Louis, and Luceplan s.p.a. Milan.

Leet has curated and designed numerous exhibits on architecture, art, photography, and industrial design, including the work of architects Franco Albini, Harris Armstrong, Jose Antonio Coderch, Charles Eames, Erich Mendelsohn, and Giuseppe Pagano, and industrial designers Paolo Rizzatto and Alberto Meda. His curated exhibits have traveled to venues throughout the United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, and England.

He is the author of Franco Albini: Architecture and Design 1934-1977 (Princeton Architectural Press, 1990), Le Forme Della Ragione: Marco Albini, Franca Helg, Antonio Piva, architetture e design 1980-1995 (Marsilio, 1995), and Richard Neutra’s Miller House (Princeton Architectural Press, 2004).

Work by Stephen Leet