Thomas Leeser is internationally known for his iconic architectural designs at all scales. As principal of his own firm for the past thirty years, his passion for the fusion of emerging technologies and architecture has driven many of the firm’s award winning designs. Thomas’s commitment to architecture extends beyond practicing in the field. For the past thirty years he has been an architecture professor at Pratt Institute, Cornell University, Harvard University, The Cooper Union, Columbia University, Parsons School of Design, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Illinois Institute of Technology and Princeton University. He is currently teaching at Cornell University and Pratt Institute. In his teaching and professional work, Thomas explores his commitment to innovation and the advancement of the field of architecture. Thomas specializes in museums, theaters, broadcast and educational facilities.
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Nara Thunyathada was born and educated in Bangkok, Thailand where she worked at T.R.O.P before moving to New York. She got her B.A. with first class honors at King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thonburi, Thailand and awarded excellence in academic achievement in Graduate Architecture (Post-Professional) 2017, Pratt Institute, United States, where she got her master's degree and currently co-teaches at Master of Science in Architecture Advanced Studio.
Nara is professor of graphic design, specializing in typography,image doctoring, rendering, 3D modeling, movie production and post-production. Her architectural focus is on flexibility in contemporary architecture and relation between a sign and the signed.
Pietro Franceschini was educated in Italy, Portugal and United States. He received his Bachelor of Architecture cum laude from Università degli Studi di Firenze and his Master in Architecture (M.S. ARC) with distinction from Pratt Institute. He joined Leeser Architecture in Brooklyn in 2017, after working at Claudio Nardi Architects in Florence and Laisné Roussel in Paris. Pietro worked on numerous international competitions and projects such as the Urban Design and Landscape Planning for Florence’s new Airport, a Residential Complex in Marseille, a Residential Development in Clichy-Batignolles and he is particularly proud of his own design for a private villa in Siwa Oasis, Egypt. Pietro currently works on a 110,000 sf Hotel Development in Downtown Brooklyn.