February 17, 2023
Chris and Dominic Leong join Various Small Fires, W Magazine, and Maison Margiela in celebrating Frieze Los Angeles at Hancock Park House
In celebration of Frieze Los Angeles, an intimate dinner was held at the private home of Esther Kim Varet and Joseph Varet, co-founders of the contemporary art gallery Various Small Fires and clients of Leong Leong. The Varets commissioned Leong Leong to renovate their 4,500 s.f. home in Hancock Park (Link). As W Magazine reports, “many guests took the time to compliment architects Chris and Dominic Leong, who designed the spare, elegant space” (Link).
December 13, 2022
MoMA features Hawai’i Nonlinear
The Museum of Modern Art’s Emilio Ambasz Institute for the Joint Study of the Built and the Natural Environment profiles Hawai’i Nonlinear (Link) in a short documentary, “Reclaiming Indigenous Architecture in Hawai’i” (Link). The documentary is part of the Ambasz Institute’s “Built Ecologies: Architecture and Environment” video series, which highlights prominent architects and thinkers doing innovative work across environmental topics.”
November 27, 2022
Cooper Union presents in-progress and completed work by Leong Leong in “Flow State”
“Flow State” (Link) exhibition opens at The Cooper Union. From November 29 to December 6, a collection of twenty-three works by Leong Leong will be on display at Cooper Union’s Foundation Building (7 East 7th St, NY, NY). The in-progress and completed works span over thirteen years and represent projects at a variety of scales, from urban housing to everyday objects.
October 15, 2022
Leong Leong named to AN Interior’s Top 50 Architects and Designers of 2022
Leong Leong has been named to AN Interior’s Top 50 Architects and Designers of 2022, which recognizes the best North American architecture and design companies working in interiors today.
September 2, 2022
The Bellslip longlisted in Dezeen Awards 2022 Leisure and Wellness Interiors category
Leong Leong’s design of the The Bellslip’s (Link) lobby and gathering space has been longlisted in the Leisure and Wellness category of the 2022 Dezeen Awards.
September 1, 2022
Dominic Leong appointed Associate Professor Adjunct at The Cooper Union Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture for Fall 2022
Dominic joins the faculty of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art for Fall 2022 as a visiting Adjunct Associate Professor in The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture. The studio will focus on expanding definitions of accessibility in architecture by looking at the work of artists that moves beyond strategies of assimilation, toward more radical world-building that centers the lived-experience of disabled people. In dialogue with artists Carolyn Lazard and Ezra Benus, the students will speculate on radical forms of accessibility and designed an extension to PS1 MoMA.
August 28, 2022
Chris Leong to teach Architecture Studio III at Columbia GSAPP
Chris Leong is returning to Columbia GSAPP for the Fall 2022 semester to teach a graduate design studio that explores how adaptable, multi-use structures can create new models of more connected living. The studio will reimagine housing that can flex to suit diverse, dynamic households to support people at different life stages.
August 19, 2022
James Fuentes announces new LA gallery to be designed by Leong Leong
The contemporary art gallerist and downtown New York stalwart James Fuentes has announced plans to open a second gallery in Los Angeles in Melrose Hill.
August 16, 2022
Pandemic Resilient Housing
Together with Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) (Link) and Transsolar, Leong Leong has been developing pandemic resilient housing strategies. The first phase of research focused on temporary solutions for families to create a safe room for physical isolation that maintains social connection. A second stage of work on more permanent interventions for improved air quality is now underway. Watch the video here (Link).
August 15, 2022
MoMA PS1 Courtyard Coalition
Over a two year period, Leong Leong collaborated with MoMA PS1 to develop the Courtyard Coalition (Link), a process that culminated in a participatory mapping project led by artist Cara Michell (Link), that looked at Long Island City’s past and present. In its inaugural presentation in Homeroom, the initiative invited conversation with neighbors, artists, urbanists, community organizers, ecologists, and technologists around a sustainable future for PS1’s Courtyard as an experimental site of shared engagement.
May 23, 2022
The Bellslip opens at Greenpoint Landing
The Bellslip (Link), a multi-family, mixed income residential tower in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, has opened. Leong Leong designed the interior amenities of The Bellslip for Brookfield Properties.
December 30, 2021
Leong Leong commissioned by NYC HPD to design affordable housing
NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (Link) has announced (Link) the selection of the Norma, an 11-Story, 100 percent affordable home ownership project designed by Leong Leong (Link) with Almat Urban and Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Link).
The Norma (named in honor of Norma Merrick Sklarek, the first African American woman to pass her license exam to officially become an architect in both New York and California) will give rise to 44 homeownership opportunities through a mix of 1- to 3-bedroom condo-style coops for low- to moderate-income households with a broad range of affordability.
August 24, 2021
Chris Leong appointed Visiting Critic at Cornell AAP
Chris Leong is appointed as a Visiting Critic at Cornell AAP NYC for the Fall 2021. Chris will lead a graduate design studio that focuses on the future of intergenerational living and pandemic resiliency for housing in New York City.
May 17, 2021
Dasha Zhukova launches Ray
Arts patron and philanthropist Dasha Zhukova has launched Ray, a new venture that aims to bring art, culture, and thoughtful design to real estate. Among Ray’s first projects will be a 110-unit building in Philadelphia. Leong Leong will design the building, which will be outfitted with street-level artist studios and maker spaces (Link).
May 1, 2021
Hawai’i Non-Linear co-founders to teach Advanced Architecture Tutorial at Columbia GSAPP
Dominic Leong and Hawai’i Nonlinear co-founder Sean Connelly will teach an Advanced Architecture Studio at Columbia GSAPP this summer.
February 15, 2021
HNL + MIT
Dominic and Chris Leong along with Hawai’i Nonlinear co-founder Sean Connelly are appointed as visiting lecturers to teach a graduate design course at MIT School of Architecture + Planning this Spring semester 2021.
May 1, 2020
Lecture at MIT SA+P – “Bio-Trust: On Insides and Outsides”
In a live-stream lecture presented by MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning, Chris and Dominic reflected on Leong Leong’s ten years of practice and the studio’s ongoing research into informal and formal collectivities. The lecture, titled “Bio-Trust: On Insides and Outsides,” can be viewed here (Link).
July 19, 2019
Leong Leong longlisted as Dezeen 2019’s Emerging Architect
Leong Leong has been included on the Dezeen Awards 2019 longlist for Emerging Architect of the Year. For more information on the award, please visit Dezeen Awards 2019 (Link).
Public voting will be through Pinterest. Like Leong Leong’s post (Link) to vote for the studio.
July 18, 2019
The Anita May Rosenstein Campus named 2019 AIA|LA Presidential Honoree
The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter has named the Los Angeles LGBT Center as a 2019 AIA|LA Presidential Honoree for Community Contribution. The AIA|LA Design Awards recognize Los Angeles-based architects and practices that exhibit design excellence and create transnational architecture within Los Angeles and beyond.
For more information on the award, please visit AIA|LA’s website (Link).
July 10, 2019
Leong Leong’s Nolita Green featured in Quality Affordable Housing Database
Leong Leong’s Nolita Green, a senior afforable housing proposal, is featured in the NYC Public Design Commission’s Quality Affordable Housing Initiative. The Designing New York: Quality Affordable Housing Initiative (Link) provides an expansive database of affordable housing projects.
You can view the complete Quality Affordable Housing Database here (Link)
July 7, 2019
Anita May Rosenstein Campus named Special Mention by Architizer Awards 2019
The Anita May Rosenstein Campus is named a Special Mention for Architecture + Community in the 2019 Architizer Awards.
For more information, visit Architizer here (Link).
May 8, 2019
Anita May Rosenstein Campus
The Anita May Rosenstein Campus for the Los Angeles LGBT Center completes Phase I of construction. The campus spans nearly a city block in the heart of Hollywood. The opening coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Center, which serves more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, welcoming more than 42,000 client visits each month.
Phase II of the campus is expected to be completed in early 2020 and will add 98 units of affordable housing for seniors and 25 supportive housing apartments for young people.
For more information on the project, visit the Anita May Rosenstein Campus project page here (Link).
March 26, 2019
Leong Leong designs “An Opera for Animals” at Para Site Hong Kong
An Opera for Animals, an exhibition curated by Cosmin Costinas and Claire Shea, is now open at Para Site Hong Kong. Exhibition design was done in collaboration with Wkshps. For more information, visit Para Site (Link).
December 5, 2018
Leong Leong exhibits “Float Tank 01” as part of Architecture Effects at The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, an exhibition of architecture, art, and storytelling in the reappraisal of a timeless question: What makes architecture more than just building? It effects. This exhibition points at the idea of effect itself as a common ground for architecture, art, and storytelling in the very museum that stirred global attention on the effects of architecture.
Architecture Effects features works by Nina Canell, Frida Escobedo, Mikel Eskauriaza, Didier Fiúza Faustino, Frank O. Gehry, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Oliver Laric, Leong Leong, MOS, MAIO Architects, Nemesis, PWR Studio, and Jenna Sutela, as well as written contributions by Ashley Mendelsohn, John Menick, Venkatesh Rao, Gordon White, and the exhibition curators Manuel Cirauqui and Troy Conrad Therrien.
September 13, 2018
We are hiring!
We are hiring! Intermediate Designer sought by Leong Leong Architecture DPC in New York, NY to prepare architectural designs and renderings. Req: Bachelor of Architecture with 5 years of school and 3+ years architectural design experience w/ Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, 3DS Max, Rhino, Adobe Creative Suites. Email CV to firstname.lastname@example.org (Link).
June 21, 2018
Making the most of the longest day of the year, 24x24x24 (Link) brings together 24 designers to shape a day of programming and contribute a seat for a collective gathering during the summer solstice. From dawn until dusk, 24x24x24 is an experiment in collective production in design, action, and thinking. 24x24x24 is collectively organized and curated by a group of architects who will be taking over Storefront for Art and Architecture from 7pm on June 20 to 7pm on June 21. Organized by Leong Leong, Buro Koray Duman, Kalos Eidos, Peterson Rich Office, and Studio Cadena.
June 6, 2018
The Anita May Rosenstein Campus tops out in Hollywood
The Anita May Rosenstein Campus for the Los Angeles LGBT Center recently topped out the steel erection in Hollywood. The project is on schedule to be complete in the Spring of 2019.
May 14, 2018
NYCxDesign Awards Finalist
Leong Leong is honored to be selected as an NYCxDesign Awards Finalist (Link) for the Everlane New York store (Link). The program, organized by Interior Design and ICFF, celebrates outstanding talent across major areas of design such as architecture, interiors, furnishings, lighting, and technology, and unifies the more than 500 events taking place during NYCxDESIGN (Link), New York City’s showcase of global design.
March 7, 2018
The Architect’s Newspaper selects Leong Leong for “Top 50 Interior Architects” list
Leong Leong is honored to be selected by the editors of The Architect’s Newspaper (Link) for its first annual “Top 50 Interior Architects” list, which recognizes the fifty most innovative and influential architects and designers working in interiors today. This honor is the culmination of an extensive review of interior architecture projects across the United States by The Architect’s Newspaper editorial staff to identify the most innovative talents in the industry.
January 18, 2018
Leong Leong to participate in “No-Thing” exhibition curated by Juan García Mosqueda and presented by Friedman Benda
Leong Leong is excited to participate in No-Thing, an exhibition curated by Juan García Mosqueda and presented by Friedman Benda (Link), with newly commissioned works from nine emerging architectural practices. No-Thing runs from January 18 to April 14, 2018, in Friedman Benda’s project space.
No-Thing will feature new works by Andy and Dave (Brooklyn, NY), Ania Jaworska (Chicago, IL), architecten de vylder vinck taillieu(Gent, Belgium), Leong Leong (New York, NY), MILLIØNS (Los Angeles, CA), MOS (New York, NY), Norman Kelley (New York, NY, Chicago, IL), SO – IL (Brooklyn, NY), and Pezo von Ellrichshausen (Concepcion, Chile).
October 27, 2017
New Local / Living
Please join us for New Local / Living on Friday, October 27. This is the second in a three-part series of workshops that Chris is co-organizing with Emily Abruzzo and the AIA New Practices New York Committee in collaboration with A/D/O, Arup, and Pratt Institute.
The focus of the workshop will be on the changing patterns of living in cities and the need for new models of housing. Can we use architecture to support new social infrastructures in our urban cores? How can the city become a ‘laboratory’ for living to create a more diverse and equitable future?
Speakers include Vishaan Chakrabarti, Jing Liu, Jared Della Valle, Nadine Maleh, Anika Singh Lemar, and Marc Norman.
July 14, 2017
Dominic and Chris at Culture Lab Detroit
Dominic and Chris are honored to participate in this year’s Culture Lab Detroit (Link) (October 5th and 6th) along with Hilton Als, Martine Syms, Mel Chin, and others. They will explore the role of art as a mechanism for cultural analysis and, in particular, its capacity to address reality and realism in our “post-truth” world.
April 17, 2017
Dominic to lecture at University of Oregon
Dominic (Link) will be lecturing at the University of Oregon’s (Link) Eugene and Portland campuses. The events are free and open to the public: Monday, April 17 at 5:30pm, Lawrence Hall, Room 206, 1190 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR | Tuesday, April 18 at 5:30pm, White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR.
January 26, 2017
January 25, 2017
Leong Leong receives 2017 Emerging Voices award from The Architectural League of New York
Leong Leong has received the Emerging Voices award for 2017 from The Architectural League of New York. The honor is bestowed on “North American individuals and firms with distinct design voices that have the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design.” We are honored to be included in such a distinguished group.
October 17, 2016
Bond Street’s “For New York” series
Chris and Dominic name a few of their favorite non-profits in Bond Street’s “For New York” series (Link).
October 1, 2016
The Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design
Chris to participate on jury for The Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards.
September 30, 2016
Dominic Leong to present lecture at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dominic Leong to present lecture at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning titled “Bad Practice” on Friday, September 30 at 4:30pm in the Architecture and Urban Planning Building 170.
September 22, 2016
Leong Leong releases design for AAFE Center for Community and Entrepreneurship
Leong Leong is commissioned to design new AAFE Center for Community and Entrepreneurship in Queens with JCJ Architecture.
September 7, 2016
Leong Leong’s Chris and Dominic to teach an Advanced Design Studio at GSAPP on Technologies of the Self
Leong Leong’s Chris and Dominic to teach an Advanced Design Studio at GSAPP on Technologies of the Self.
September 3, 2016
Leong Leong to collaborate with Project Projects on permanent exhibition design for the Bass Museum of Art in Miami
Leong Leong to collaborate with Project Projects on the design of a permanent exhibition at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami.
May 27, 2016
May 15, 2016
TOPO, an immersive sound bath opens at Sight Unseen in New York
TOPO, an immersive sound bath opens at Sight Unseen in New York.
January 21, 2016
A Toolkit for a Newer Age opens at Chamber Gallery
Leong Leong’s “Toolkit for a Newer Age” opens at Chamber Gallery in New York alongside works by Steven Holl and Leven Betts in a show curated by Andrew Zuckerman.
August 22, 2015
Leong Leong is commissioned by the Los Angeles LGBT Center to design new campus
Leong Leong is commissioned to design the Anita May Rosenstein Campus for the Los Angeles LGBT Center in Hollywood.