Leong Leong is an award-winning design firm based in New York. Leong Leong is focused on projects that envision new relationships between culture and commerce, public and private, figure and field, domestic and monumental, diagram and effect. The studio’s interests are not defined by a particular project type, but by the potential to create environments and artifacts with cultural resonance. Leong Leong’s design process and research is driven by a curiosity for new organization typologies and aesthetic experiences, which offer new ways of living, working, and interacting with one another. Frequently expanding the role of the designer with a diverse staff of designers and researchers, Leong Leong’s approach spans between strategic thinking and material experimentation
Leong Leong’s work includes a wide range of projects and scales including buildings, interiors, exhibitions, and furniture, with completed projects in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Venice, and Napa Valley. In 2010, the American Institute of Architects selected Leong Leong for its New Practices award, and Architectural Record magazine featured Leong Leong as one of seven emerging design firms from around the world in their annual Design Vanguard issue in 2011. They were also awarded a grant by the New York Council of the Arts in 2013, and in the following year, Leong Leong designed the U.S. Pavilion for the 14th Venice Biennale in 2014. Most recently, Leong Leong won The Architectural League’s Emerging Voices Award of 2017. Notable projects include the design for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus in Hollywood, California, and a new workspace for Triple Canopy, a non-profit arts organization in New York. Other current projects include a ground-up, co-working and hospitality project in San Francisco and an exhibition design for the Bass Museum in Miami.
CHRISTOPHER LEONG, Founding Partner, received his Master of Architecture from Princeton University and his Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Berkeley. As partner at Leong Leong, he has overseen the direction of multiple mixed-use projects including the Anita May Rosenstein Campus of the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the AAFE Center for Community and Entrepreneurship. He is currently on the board of Triple Canopy and the Occulus Committee at the AIA New York Chapter. He has also served as the co-chair of the New Practices Committee at the AIA Center for Architecture. Chris is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Leong Leong is the recipient of the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices Award, the AIA New York New Practices Award, and has been recognized as a Design Vanguard by Architectural Record.
DOMINIC LEONG, Founding Partner, received his Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, graduating with Honors, and his Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He has lived and worked in Shanghai, Paris, and New York. In 2007, he was awarded the Architecture League Prize by The Architectural League of New York. Dominic has received recognition for his work that includes a Graham Foundation Grant for his interest in the role of research in contemporary architectural education and practice. Dominic is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where he teaches Advanced Design Studio. He has been invited to speak about Leong Leong’s work at a wide range of institutions, including Columbia University, Princeton University, UCLA, Yale University, American Institute for Architects, and the US Pavilion at the 14th Venice Biennale. Dominic serves on GSAPP Alumni Board.
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