As an Associate Principal, Leigh Christy accepts design, construction, and project management responsibilities with enthusiasm and proficiency. Leigh strives to provide innovative, sustainable, and efficient facilities that meet the client’s needs. She is a member of the Perkins+Will Green Team, the leader of the Los Angeles office's Social Responsibility Committee, and co-leads the firm’s Innovation Incubator micro-grant program. Using both research and project work as a basis, Leigh frequently publishes articles and presents on issues dealing with social and environmental sustainability issues at all scales as well as trends in the built environment. She was named as one of Building Design + Construction’s 2010 “40 under 40” honorees.
Leigh received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with Honors from the University of Michigan in 1996 and a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000. She has been an adjunct faculty member of Woodbury University and also an architectural design juror at Woodbury University, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), University of Southern California and UC Berkeley. Her project work has been honored with numerous national and regional design awards and has been featured in a variety of publications, including Architecture, Architectural Record, World Architecture News, the Los Angeles Times, Interior Design and Contract Design.