Thomas Leslie

Iowa State University, VIsiting Professor | Des Moines, United States

About

Thomas Leslie, FAIA, is the Morrill Professor in Architecture at Iowa State University, where he teaches building history, technology, and design, and an Adjunct Professor at the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. He is the author of Louis I. Kahn: Building Art, Building Science (Braziller, 2006); Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934 (Illinois, 2013); and Beauty's Rigor: Patterns of Production in the Work of Pier Luigi Nervi (Illinois, 2017).

CTBUH Roles

Annual Conference, Presenter (Chicago 2019)

First Skyscrapers Symposium, Steering Committee (2019)

CTBUH Initiatives

Videos

03 October 2015

S. R. Crown Hall Roundtable: Tall Buildings

IIT Architecture hosted a series of four roundtables on October 2nd and 3rd to celebrate the opening of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. The third roundtable...

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Research

01 March 2020

“Buildings Without Walls:” A Tectonic Case for Two “First” Skyscrapers

Thomas Leslie, Iowa State University

“A practical architect might not unnaturally conceive the idea of erecting a vast edifice whose frame should be entirely of iron, and clothing the frame--preserving...

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Research

05 February 2018

Reconstruction as Research: Digital Modeling of Key Postwar Skyscrapers

Saranya Panchaseelan, Shawn Barron & Thomas Leslie, Iowa State University; Paolo Orlando, substance architecture

The 2016 CTBUH Student Research Funding Program, kindly sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories, allowed researchers to use digital reconstructions from extant drawings and publications to research...

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