Leonardi Aray, AIA
Leonardi manages the operations and design efforts of the firm.
Whether it is a home addition or an urban design intervention,
Leonardi carefully identifies the challenges and opportunities
associated with every project. Leonardi played key roles on a wide
range of projects nationwide while working for various Boston-based
firms. His project experience includes municipal and site-specific master
planning initiatives, mixed-use structures, and largely multi-family housing
through all phases - from design through construction administration.
While providing commercial and residential architectural services at LAA, Leonardi has been providing consulting services to various Massachusetts Municipal Affordable Housing Trusts.
Leonardi is an active member of the Boston Society of Architects, where he co-chaired the BSA Alien Architects Committee as well as its Housing Committee. He served on the "Envision Cambridge" Housing Working Group, which was tasked with preparing housing recommendations as part of the City's comprehensive master planning process. He is the current President of the Massachusetts Association of Consulting Planners. Leonardi has provided pro-bono design services to Home Free Home, an organization dedicated to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Leonardi is a certified passive house consultant. (PHIUS CPHC)
Leonardi holds a bachelor degree of Architecture from Universidad Simon Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela -- his home town -- and earned a Master of Community Planning from the University of Rhode Island with a concentration in Urban Design. While at URI, Leonardi Aray prepared a Mixed-Income Housing Policy for the "Caracas urban core".
Leonardi lives in Cambridge with his wife, son and daughter. He is an avid cyclist and loves urban browsing.
Eli prepares and develops LAA's graphic standards.
He is a talented designer specializing in building
technology and community development. Eli is detail oriented
when preparing architectural drawings and materials for public
presentations. His experience includes work on the following LAA projects:
Home Depot Garden Centers, Belmont Housing Authority,
Suezee Fitness Studio and LAA's Website.
He has a B.A. in Architectural Studies from Boston University and will pursue a Masters in Cities and Technologies at the Institute for Advanced Architecture Catalonia.
In addition, LAA has access to a pool of designers, consultants, community planners, public involvement specialists, and construction experts to inform and support our work.