FF – Distance Edition: Leers Weinzapfel Associates

The Boston-based practice hosts an online studio visit.

April 14, 2023
12:00 p.m.

Leers Weinzapfel Associates | Harvard District Energy Facility, Boston, MA, 2021. Image credit: Brad Feinknopf

The League’s FF – Distance Edition events are informal online studio visits offering a behind-the-scenes look at leading design practices.

This season’s events feature practices navigating the legacies and possibilities of American infrastructure, from ecological systems and transit hubs to community facilities and social networks.

Leers Weinzapfel Associates was founded in Boston in 1982 by Andrea P. Leers and Jane Weinzapfel. Led by a diverse team, the practice works at the juncture of architecture, landscape, urban design, and infrastructure. In the words of the firm, “we bring inventiveness to dramatically complex conditions and we meet challenges with uncommon design clarity, refinement, and intelligence.”

Completed projects include: 

Current and upcoming projects include: 

The program will be moderated by Mark Lamster. Lamster is the architecture critic of the Dallas Morning News, as well as a Loeb Fellow and faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.



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