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Roberto de Leon, FAIA, is a co-founder of de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop (DPAW), a collaborative design studio internationally recognized for work that draws inspiration from regional traditions of craft, fabrication and building. Focusing on public projects with a cultural, civic or not-for-profit basis, the firm cultivates an understanding of contextual specificity as a thoughtful relationship between place, time and local culture. In implementing this approach, DPAW purposefully embraces a rigor of simplicity and precision, with the underlying premise that innovation necessarily equals economy. This lecture will focus on a selection of the firm’s current range of work, specifically highlighting the design approaches & explorations unique to each project. Roberto de Leon is a partner and co-founder of de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop (DPAW), an award-winning design studio focusing on public projects with a cultural, civic or not-for-profit basis. The work of the firm operates at a range of scales and environments - both urban and rural – while exploring relationships between local and global building traditions. The firm’s projects have been published and exhibited nationally and abroad. Roberto holds a Master In Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts In Architecture from the University of California Berkeley. In 2016, Roberto was elevated to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects.

Venue Details
The Filson Historical Society
1310 South 3rd Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 40208, United States
The Filson Historical Society, founded in 1884, is a privately-supported historical society dedicated to preserving the history of Kentucky and the Ohio Valley Region.