As a Principal, Leigh Christy works at the interface of urban design and architecture. Her public and private sector experience encompasses design, management, and technical realms at a variety of scales, offering her a project perspective that is both comprehensive and forward-looking. She specializes in providing innovative, sustainable project solutions that meet the client’s and com-munity’s needs. Leigh is a member of the Perkins+Will Resiliency and Water Task Forces, the head of the firm’s Innovation Incubator microgrant program, and the leader of the Los Angeles Office Social Responsibility Committee. Using research, teaching, and project work as a basis, she frequently publishes and presents on social and environmental sustainability issues at all scales. 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 UC Berkeley, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), and University of Southern California among others. 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, Landscape Architecture, Fast Company, World Architecture News, Interior Design and Contract Design.