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W. Jude LeBlanc

Associate Professor

W. Jude LeBlanc

Associate Professor


Bachelor of Architecture, University of Houston, College of Architecture, 1980
Master of Architecture, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, 1982


FurnitureArchitectureUrban DesignSustainable Design, Theories of Representation


W. Jude LeBlanc is an architect and an educator.  He teaches across the disciplines of various design fields, ranging in scale from furniture to architecture, to urban design, with issues of representation, health, and sustainability providing continuity. he maintains a professional design office.  The design work of LeBlanc includes furniture and objects; architecture, interiors and installations; planning, infrastructure, and urban design. Many of his building designs and projects have won awards. His design and research have been exhibited and published widely including Lotus International; Metropolis magazine; the Harvard Design Magazine; Progressive Architecture; Japan Architecture; and Modulus, the journal of the University of Virginia School of Architecture.

His research (w/Michael Gamble) has received grants from the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development and received First Prize for Research in an international competition sponsored by the Environmental Design and Research Association. Work on the design of the public realm has been published in Harvard Design Magazine (authored with Michael Gamble) and Places (Julie Kim, author). https://placesjournal.org/assets/legacy/pdfs/incremental-urbanism-greyfield-reclamation.pdf

KITE/FOLLY, The Architectural League + Socrates Sculpture Park, 2017

Tete-a-Tete Chess Bench, Winnipeg Design Festival, 2017

The Big Swing and Franco-American Suite, Draw Up A Chair Competition, 2012

"Europa Chair”, entry to Recycle/Rechair Competition, 2012

Redesign of the Pushkinsky Cinema Competition, 2011

Country Church and City Church, A Living Presence Design Competition, 2010

Graduate and Undergraduate Design Studios, Form and Narrative (Cross-Media Analysis, architecture in relation to writing, painting and film), Building Furniture/Furnishing Buildings, Design/Build Marta Station, Design/Build Hinman Courtyard Installation