James Leng is a designer and an educator. Leng is a founding partner of Figure, an architectural practice based in San Francisco. He is also concurrently a lecturer at University of California, Berkeley’s Department of Architecture. Previously, Leng was the Harry der Boghosian Teaching Fellow at Syracuse University. He has received various accolades such as the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise for immigrant contribution to the arts, the SOM Foundation Travel Prize for independent research, and is a Graham Foundation grantee for the recently opened Veil Craft installation in Los Angeles. At MacDowell he built a series of conceptual models inspired by, and adjacent to, various rocks found on the site.
Portrait by Natasha Sadikin