Leonardi Aray, AIA

Principal

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.

Vanessa Pellegrino-Badell

Designer

Vanessa prepares and develops LAA's graphic standards. She is a talented designer, detailed oriented and had volunteered with grassroots housing development organizations.

Vanessa served for five years as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Air Force and earned a Master's degree in Architecture with a specialization in Housing from the University of Oregon. Vanessa was born in Venezuela and is fluent in Spanish.

Contributors:
Michele Adrian, AIA
Jenniffer Marichal, Interior Designer
Joseph Panetta, AIA
Megan Lorenz, Designer
Melissa Lisec, Architectural Designer
Jonette Mamba, Designer
Community Circle
Gregorian Engineers
Martha Lyon Landscape Architecture
Stanton-Hynes Consulting
Eli Munn, Website Designer