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Roberto de Leon is on a roll. The architect and co-founder of De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop (DPAW) was recently elected to the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and two the firm’s projects were awarded prizes from the AIA Kentucky chapter, among many recent honors.

Roberto de Leon.
Roberto de Leon.

Now, de Leon will be delivering the 2016 Frederic Lindley Morgan Lecture in Architecture at the University of Louisville’s Hite Art Institute. He will discuss his current work.

The lecture takes place Tuesday, March 22 at 6:00p.m. at UL’s Humanities Building, Room 100. The event is free and open to the public.

De Leon founded DPAW with Ross Primmer. The collaborative studio, now based on Shelby Street in Nulu, focuses on public, cultural, civic, and nonprofit projects around the Commonwealth and the country. De Leon and Primmer met while attending architecture school in Harvard and later teamed up to start their firm in an up-and-coming city, eschewing the world capitals where many top architects locate. They eventually chose Louisville.

[Top image: Wild Turkey Bourbon Visitor Center, 2014. Courtesy DPAW.]

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Branden Klayko

Founder and Editor at Broken Sidewalk
Branden founded Broken Sidewalk in 2008 while practicing architecture in Louisville. He continued the site for seven years while living in New York City, returning to Louisville in 2016. Branden is a graduate of the College of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, and has covered architecture, design, and urbanism for The Architect's Newspaper, Designers & Books, Inhabitat, and the American Institute of Architects.
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