2021

The Architect’s Newspaper Features Adohi Hall, University of Arkansas
Leers Weinzapfel Associates breaks down how it got started with mass timber and current projects.

Tom Chung, one of Leers Weinzapfel’s principals, said that the firm is bullish on mass timber for its many obvious, pragmatic advantages: it’s a renewable resource, has a less carbon-intensive manufacturing process than concrete or steel, and can be locally sourced across much of the country. But for Andrea Leers, cofounding principal, the material’s advantages go beyond economic or even ecological considerations. “The contentment that comes from being in a wood environment is a huge incentive,” she said. “The smell of the wood, the feel of it, the appreciation of it is something rooted in human experience. Everybody knows wood. Everybody’s touched trees. It’s very immediate.” Read More.

Happy International Woman’s Day

We take great pride in the diversity of our practice. Leers Weinzapfel Associates is a majority women-owned firm, created in 1981 by founding principals Andrea Leers and Jane Weinzapfel and later joined by Principals Josiah Stevenson and Tom Chung. With architectural staff from around the world, there is a more vibrant interchange of ideas with an infusion of diverse viewpoints and fluidity of approaches.

We support woman and the supporters of woman!

Read more on Girl UNinterrupted Project, a national research initiative launched by Juliet Chun AIA and Zhanina Boyadzhieva AIA at the office.

 

New England Real Estate Journal Features Anonymous Hall at Dartmouth College

Named for alumni and friends who have quietly supported the college over two centuries, the $28 million project reuses and adds to vacant 1960s library in the siloed north campus quad, transforming it into an administrative and social center for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and a communal hub for the area. Part of a wider campus renewal plan, metrics show the project is close to net zero energy use. Read more.

The Construction Specifier features Dartmouth College’s Anonymous Hall
Leers Weinzapfel Associates completes student center at New Hampshire college.

“This project brings together two previously divided sections of Dartmouth’s venerable grounds, creating a new social hub and a fresh sense of place on its north campus,” said Josiah Stevenson, Leers Weinzapfel principal-in-charge.

Leers Weinzapfel Associates completes student center at New Hampshire college – Construction Specifier