Thomas Leeser is internationally known for his iconic architectural designs at all scales. As principal of his own firm for the past twenty five 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 twenty five years he has been an architecture professor at nine different universities. 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.
Simon Arnold was born and educated in England. He worked at Fox Linton Associates in London before moving to the United States, where he has worked at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and Diller+Scofidio and Renfro. During his three years at SOM, Mr. Arnold worked on 7 World Trade Center, NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Solow 9 West 57th Street, and Davis and Partners Residential at 60 East 55th Street. Mr. Arnold is currently project manager for the Staten Island Zoo Aquarium, a 110,000 sf Brooklyn Hotel Development, and a 280,000 sf Brooklyn Residential Development. Mr. Arnold specializes in residential, hotel and cultural facilities.
Christian Lehmkuhl was born and raised in Germany but received his architectural training at renowned institutions on four different continents. He holds a professional degree in Architectural Design from the Technical University Berlin, where he concentrated on Digital Media and Mass Customization as well as a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining Leeser Architecture, Mr. Lehmkuhl has concentrated on temporary structures and the integration of digital media in architecture. He is currently involved in a broad variety of projects at Leeser, where he specializes in the intersection between technology and design.