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Guest Speaker: Stella Betts & David Leven, LEVENBETTS
Topic: “Three Ways of Looking at the Free Library”
LEVENBETTS is an award winning New York City based architecture practice founded by David Leven and Stella Betts in 1997. The practice focuses on design at a range of scales including urban design, public architecture, houses and housing, commercial workspaces, exhibitions and furniture.
LEVENBETTS work has been recognized nationally and internationally through awards, exhibitions and publications. The office has won eleven New York City AIA awards and is currently working on its fifth New York City public library, a 300,000 square foot Life Sciences Laboratory Building, a museum exhibition for a house prototype and a series of pavilions and residential projects.
LEVENBETTS has been published widely most notably in a monograph on the first ten years of the firm’s practice, called Pattern Recognition, and is currently working on a publication that locates thirteen of the firm’s residential projects within the current discourse on the architecture of the house.
David and Stella have taught at both the undergraduate and the graduate level. David is an associate professor at Parsons School of Design and has taught previously at Cornell University School of Art Architecture and Planning, City College and Syracuse University School of Architecture. David received a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and a Master of Architecture from Yale University School of Architecture. David also studied at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York. Stella currently teaches at Yale University School of Architecture and Cornell University School of Art Architecture and Planning. She has taught previously at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Cooper Union and Syracuse University School of Architecture. Stella received a Bachelor of Arts from Connecticut College and a Master of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design.
David serves on the Board of Directors of the New York AIA Chapter as Vice President on the Executive Committee for Professional Development. Stella serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Architectural League.
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