Stella Betts

Stella Betts is a partner at LEVENBETTS, an award winning New York City–based architecture practice. LEVENBETTS was founded by David Leven and Stella Betts in 1997. Betts received her bachelor of arts from Connecticut College and her master of architecture from Harvard GSD. She has taught at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; Parsons The New School for Design; The Cooper Union; and Syracuse University School of Architecture. Betts currently serves on the board of the Architectural League of New York.

LEVENBETTS's work has been recognized nationally and internationally through awards, exhibitions, and publications. The office has won eight New York City AIA awards, two New York State AIA Awards, six Society of American Registered Architects Awards, and three International Podium Awards, most notably for its renovation of the third floor of the historic Sibley Hall at Cornell University's College of Art, Architecture, and Planning. The office is currently working on three branch libraries for the Brooklyn Public Library, the renovation of Weill Hall at Cornell University, and several single family houses in upstate New York.

Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 4101/4102/5101/7912 Option studioAdvanced programs in architectural design, with options in, but not limited to, urban design, architectural technology, computational design, ecology, culture, and representation.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • Architectural League of New York for the Emerging Voices series (2009)
  • Architectural Record's Design Vanguard (2007)
  • Young Architects forum (2003 )

Publications (Selected)

  • Leven, David, Stella Betts, and Michael Sorkin. Leven Betts: Pattern Recognition. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2009.