Stephen Leet teaches architectural design studios and history/theory seminars on architecture, film, and photography. A registered architect, he has worked in several New York City firms, including I.M. Pei & Partners, as well as in private practice with Bower Leet Architects and 8K A+D. His architectural work has been selected for exhibitions in the United States, Italy, and Japan and has received local, national, and international design awards from the AIA St. Louis, NYAIA, and ID Magazine. His research has received grants and fellowships from the Graham Foundation, The J.M. Kaplan Fund, The Italian Cultural Institute, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Fellowship for the Arts, AIA St. Louis, and Luceplan s.p.a. Milan.
Leet has curated and designed numerous exhibits on architecture, photography, and industrial design, including the work of the architects Franco Albini, Jose Antonio Coderch, Charles Eames, and Erich Mendelsohn; the industrial designers Paolo Rizzatto and Alberto Meda; and St. Louis contemporary and modern architecture. His exhibits have traveled to venues throughout the United States, Canada, Spain, and England.
Leet has written extensively on modern American and Italian architecture and industrial design, including essays, biographies, and reviews in numerous architectural journals. He is the author of Franco Albini: Architecture and Design 1934-1977 (Princeton Architectural Press, 1990) and Le Forme Della Ragione: Marco Albini, Franca Helg, Antonio Piva, architetture e design 1980-1995 (Marsilio, 1995). His most recent book, Richard Neutra's Miller House (Princeton Architectural Press, 2004), received an award for Graphic Design in the 2004 Communication Arts Graphic Design Competition, and an Editorial Merit Award in the 2004 How Design International Graphic Design Competition.