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 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.

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 architecture 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.

Partners

CHRISTOPHER LEONG, Founding Partner, received his Master of Architecture from Princeton University, where he received the Princeton Graduate Fellowship, and his Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Berkeley. As partner at Leong Leong, he has overseen the direction of multiple exhibition design projects including the Cooper Hewitt’s Graphic Design: Now in Production exhibition in 2012 and the U.S. Pavilion for the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014. He has been the recipient of the AIA New Practices New York award and the Architectural Record Design Vanguard award. He has taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation as well as the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and has been an invited critic at various schools of architecture. He is currently the co-chair of the AIA New Practices Committee in New York.

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.

Team

JESSIE BAXA
MARKI BECKER
GABRIEL BURKETT
CHRISTOPHER LEE
SUNNY LEE
YU-HSIANG LIN
ALDA LY
DALE STRONG
KELLY YUEN

Clients

3.1 Phillip Lim
Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE)
Audi
Bass Museum
Buell Center
Chamber
Cooper Hewitt
Creative Time
Dacra
Department of State
Ford
Frieze
Ink Pak
International Center of Photography
Lauren Gitlen
Los Angeles LGBT Center
LVMH
MoMA
Opening Ceremony
Osmos
P!
Pun Projects
PYE
Sight Unseen
Siki Im
School of Visual Arts
Sweetgreen
Storefront for Art and Architecture
Smithsonian Institution
The Architectural League of New York
Triple Canopy

 

Selected Press

Los Angeles Times The Last Magazine Detail A+U Bloomberg Phaidon, PDF Arch Daily Dezeen Mark Departures, PDF Azure, PDF Ravelin Monocle Surface, PDF Document Pin-Up, PDF Abitare Dwell New York Times, PDF WWD Wallpaper* Architect’s Newspaper iW Magazine Design Vanguard, Architectural Record, PDF T Magazine, PDF