Made to Measure: The Architecture of Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Made to Measure: The Architecture of Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Made to Measure is a monograph showcasing the work of Leers Weinzapfel Associates, an architecture firm based out of Boston, Massachusetts. Leers Weinzapfel Associates first gained prominence by taking on infrastructure projects that are often left to engineers. Where some might undertake these projects out of consequence, Leers Weinzapfel Associates revels in and seeks out these types of projects. The firm’s ability to finely execute such projects is displayed in the University of Pennsylvania Gateway Complex presented in this book. Although infrastructure projects were their launching point, they now take on an incredibly wide range of projects. In fact, the majority of the projects presented in this book are not infrastructure projects. Perhaps there is something to be said for being able to do the ‘mundane’ well.

Take a look inside after the break.


6 Foreword Easy to Say, Difficult to Do / Joan Busquets

8 Preface Transformative Measures / Marion Weiss

12 Introduction An Architecture of the Good Fit

Compacting & Wrapping

21 University of Pennsylvania Gateway Complex

37 Princeton University Chilled Water Plant Expansion

47 University of Cincinnati University Pavilion

Weaving & Embedding

63 Blue Hill Avenue Youth Development Center

71 MIT School of Architecture and Planning

81 Smith College Fitness Center

91 Harvard University Science Center Expansion

Stitching & Fitting

105 Cambridge School of Weston Mugar Center for the Performing Arts

113 Harvard University New College Theater

125 Harvard University Library Services Building

137 U.S. District Courthouse (Orlando, Florida)

154 In Conversation Composite Conditions, Tectonic Exploration, Human Measure

164 Studio

169 Projects Credits 172 Principals’ Biographies and List of Associates 174 Acknowledgements 175 Illustration Credits

About this author
Cite: Christopher Henry. "Made to Measure: The Architecture of Leers Weinzapfel Associates" 01 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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