Thomas Leeser

Cornell Architecture Post-Professional Masters 2011 Summer Lecture Series

Known for his involvement in new media, Thomas Leeser is widely recognized for including emerging technologies in his architectural projects. Since 1989, as principal of his own firm, Leeser has received worldwide recognition for his designs. Leeser’s designs for Abu Dhabi’s Iconic Greenhouse in 2010 and Helix Hotel in 2008, as well as Siberian World Mammoth and Permafrost Museum in 2007 won first prize in their respective international competitions. In January of 2011, the firm completed $70 million expansion and renovation to New York’s Museum of the Moving Image. Leeser has recently begun construction of an Iconic Greenhouse in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Luxury Retail Complex in Bangkok, Thailand and in summer 2011 will begin construction on the Strand Theater in Brooklyn, NY.