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“Collective Forms” with Dominic Leong, Leong Leong, New York

January 27, 2017
569 Spadina Crescent, Toronto, Ontario

Over the past several years, Leong Leong has been increasingly focused on projects that envision new relationships between culture and commerce, public and private, figure and field, domestic and monumental, diagram and effect. 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 architect with a diverse staff of designers and researchers, Leong Leong’s approach spans between strategic thinking and material experimentation, from the city to the artifact. Recent work exploring the relationship between new typologies of collectivity and the city includes the Anita May Rosenstein Campus for the Los Angeles LGBT Center in Hollywood ​and the Center of Community and Entrepreneurship in Queens, New York.

Founding Partner of Leong Leong, Dominic Leong 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’s Alumni Board as well.

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