Faculty portfolios

  • garage, St. Louis. Bower Leet Design, St. Louis AIA Design Award 2011.
    garage, St. Louis. Bower Leet Design, St. Louis AIA Design Award 2011.
  • “Art and Food” photomontage installation, Parigi restaurant, St. Louis.
    “Art and Food” photomontage installation, Parigi restaurant, St. Louis.
  • wax drawings on paper.
    wax drawings on paper.
  • exhibit design; full list featured below.
    exhibit design; full list featured below.
  • Red, exhibit design and curator, Kemper Art Museum, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis.
    Red, exhibit design and curator, Kemper Art Museum, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis.
  • photomontages.
    photomontages.

Stephen Leet

Professor

Phone: 
314-935-6251
Fax: 
314-935-8520

Givens 211

Campus Box 1079
Biography 

BArch, University of Kentucky

 

Stephen Leet teaches architectural design studios and history/theory seminars on architecture, film, and photography. Following undergraduate studies in art at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, he earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kentucky, College of Architecture. Prior to teaching at Washington University, he held teaching positions at New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury and Parson School of Design.

As an architect, he has worked in several New York City firms, including I.M. Pei & Partners, and in private practice as a partner of Bower Leet Architects in New York, and in St. Louis as a partner in the firm 8K A+D. His architectural work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has received local, national, and international design awards from the AIA St. Louis, NYAIA, and ID Magazine. Grants and fellowships for his work and research include the Graham Foundation, The J.M. Kaplan Fund, The Italian Cultural Institute, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Fellowship for the Arts, AIA St. Louis, and Luceplan s.p.a. Milan.

Leet has curated and designed numerous exhibits on architecture, art, photography, and industrial design, including the work of architects Franco Albini, Harris Armstrong, Jose Antonio Coderch, Charles Eames, Erich Mendelsohn, and Giuseppe Pagano, and industrial designers Paolo Rizzatto and Alberto Meda. His curated exhibits have traveled to venues throughout the United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, and England.

He is the author of Franco Albini: Architecture and Design 1934-1977 (Princeton Architectural Press, 1990), Le Forme Della Ragione: Marco Albini, Franca Helg, Antonio Piva, architetture e design 1980-1995 (Marsilio, 1995), and Richard Neutra's Miller House (Princeton Architectural Press, 2004).

Image captions

1. garage, St. Louis. Bower Leet Design, St. Louis AIA Design Award 2011.

2. Art and Food photomontage installation, Parigi restaurant, St. Louis.

3. wax drawings on paper.

4. exhibit design: New Architecture in St. Louis, Franco Albini, Architecture and Design, Constructing Light, and Architect of Form and Spirit: Eric Mendelsohn in St. Louis.

5. Red, exhibit design and curator, Kemper Art Museum, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis.

6. photomontages.