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2019 AIA Dallas Unbuilt Design Awards Welcomes James Leng of OFFICE JAMES LENG
The AIA Dallas Design Awards Committee is pleased to announce James Leng, founder of OFFICE JAMES LENG, as a juror for the 2019 Unbuilt Design Awards.
Before joining Syracuse University, Leng was a lecturer in architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Architecture, awarded annually to recognize immigrants who have made a significant contribution to American society through their extraordinary achievements in the arts and humanities. Leng was born in China and moved to the United States when he was nine years old.
Previously, Leng worked for four years as an associate architect at Michael Maltzan in Los Angeles, for one year as a junior architect at UN Studio in Amsterdam and was selected as the Peter Rice Fellow at the Renzo Piano Workshop in Paris. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the SOM Prize in Architecture, Design and Urban Design, a $50,000 travel and research fellowship. Leng also received the James Templeton Kelly Prize, awarded to the Best Thesis in Architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, where he completed his Master of Architecture degree in 2013 (with commendation, advanced placement). He earned his Bachelor of Architecture (with honors) at the University of California, Berkeley in 2007.
Registration is now open for you to submit your unbuilt design to the 2019 Unbuilt Design Awards. Join us for the 2019 Unbuilt Awards Announcement Celebration also on Thursday, May 16th at the AD EX (the Architecture and Design Exchange), located on the first floor of Republic Center at the corner of St. Paul Street and Pacific Avenue. We will be celebrating the best unbuilt work put forth by Dallas architecture firms.
Please mark your calendars and join us for this event. We will see you there!