» Voorhees Hall 207 (V-207)
» Assistant Professor
» BA and MA History and Urban Planning, Cambridge University, England
» MArch, Yale University
» Registered Architect in the State of New York
Anne Leonhardt has a M.ARCH. from the Yale School of Architecture, and a M.A. and B.A. with Honors in History and Urban Planning from St. John's College, Cambridge University. Her research, teaching, and design practice focus on the material and environmental interfaces between architectural design, form, and tectonics. Areas of expertise include associative computational design, building performance analysis, information modeling systems, fabrication, and sustainable materials and energy. She is director of digital fabrication for the department.
She has coordinated a number of New York State Perkins grants (Integrating Emerging Technologies for Collaborative Learning: Performative Building Analysis, Parametric Modeling, and Building Information Modeling Systems) that focus on cross disciplinary integration of tools for building performance analysis and parametric and building information modeling in the School of Technology and Design's programs. She is also a recipient of a PSC-CUNY research award to further research in this area.
Leonhardt co-launched the School of Technology and Design's Emerge Lecture series, which focuses on an examination of recent technologies and thinking in the interstitial spaces between design and engineering. Professor Leonhardt edited and contributed to a book published last year, South Street Seaport: Re-Envisioning the Urban Edge, a Visual and Written Exploration, on the ideas raised in the AIA New York International Biennial competition of the same name. The publication includes essays by renowned academics, Michael Sorkin and Anne Buttenweiser. Her work has also been published in the journal, Retrospecta. and exhibited at the Corcoran Museum of Art in Washington, DC. She has a background in research on urbanism and sustainable development from several years of work with the U.N. and World Bank.
She heads a design-build consulting practice focusing on sustainable design, materials, fabrication, and computation, an area in which she has worked for the past decade.