Discipline: Architecture

Stella Betts

Discipline: Architecture
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2004

Stella Betts is a partner at LEVENBETTS, an award winning New York City–based architecture practice. LEVENBETTS was founded by David Leven and Stella Betts in 1997. Betts received her bachelor of arts from Connecticut College and her master of architecture from Harvard GSD. She has taught at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; Parsons and The New School; The Cooper Union; and Syracuse University School of Architecture. Betts currently serves on the board of the Architectural League of New York. LEVENBETTS's work has been recognized nationally and internationally through awards, exhibitions, and publications. The office has won eight New York City AIA awards, two New York State AIA Awards, six Society of American Registered Architects Awards, and three International Podium Awards, most notably for its renovation of the third floor of the historic Sibley Hall at Cornell University's College of Art, Architecture, and Planning. The office is currently working on three branch libraries for the Brooklyn Public Library, the renovation of Weill Hall at Cornell University, and several single family houses in upstate New York.

Studios

Cheney

Stella Betts worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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