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Fran Leadon

Deputy Chair, Associate Professor

Phone: 212-650-5432

Email: fleadon@ccny.cuny.edu

Office: SSA3M18

Educational Credentials :

  • M. Arch., Yale University, 1994
  • B. Design, University of Florida, 1991

Teaching Experience :

  • Associate Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2012-present
  • Assistant Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2006-2012
  • Instructor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2000-2006

Professional Experience :

  • Sole practitioner, 2006-present
  • Pouder Design Group, 2003-2005
  • Peter Gisolfi Associates, 2002
  • Voorsanger Associates, 2000
  • Richard Sturgeon Studio, 1999-2000
  • CWB Architecture, 1999-2000
  • Francois deMenil, Architect, 1998
  • George Ranalli, Architect, 1996-1999
  • Balmori Associates, 1994-1996

Licenses/Registration :

  • Architecture License, New York State

Selected Publications and Recent Research :

  • Book Authored:
    • Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles. W. W. Norton, 2018.
    • AIA Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition, with Norval White and Elliot Willensky. Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Articles and Book Chapters:
    • “Bricks and Brownstone: A Restoration,” in Bricks and Brownstone: The New York Row House, by Charles Lockwood, Patrick W. Ciccone, and Jonathan D. Taylor. New York: Rizzoli, 2019.
    • “Squatters’ Rights in the Heights: A Battle for Land in Upper Manhattan,” Lapham’s Quarterly, April 20, 2018.
    • "Why Broadway Meanders Up Manhattan’s Grid,” Zocalo Public Square, April 23, 2018.
    • "The Aleatoric Studio: Embracing Chance and Risk in First-Year Design," 99th Annual ACSA Conference Proceedings, March 3-6, 2011.
    • "Inspecting the Green City," Oculus, Fall 2009.
  • Reviews:
    • “The Outcast: A Review of Wright and New York by Anthony Alofsin,” Gotham: A Blog for Scholars of New York City History, July 16, 2019.
    • "Bloomberg Makes Space in New York: Studying the Transformation of Place in New York Under the Bloomberg Administration," book review of Bloomberg's New York: Class and Governance in the Luxury City by Julian Brash, Architect's Newspaper, January 19, 2011.