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Russ Leslie, AIA, FIES
Associate Director (retired)
Head, Graduate Programs in Lighting (ret.)
Professor (ret.)

B.A., psychology, Brown University; M.A.T., education, Rhode Island College; M.Arch., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Research interests:
Residential lighting, outdoor lighting, daylighting, energy, architecture and building systems integration.

Currently a practicing architect. Co-author of the proposal which established the LRC. Responsible for program development and operation of the LRC’s research and education activities. Teaches and conducts research in architecture, lighting, daylighting, and energy efficiency. Project architect for over 100 architectural projects. Has authored numerous research reports, books, and articles on lighting, daylighting, architecture, and energy, including the award-winning Lighting Pattern Book for Homes and The Outdoor Lighting Pattern Book. Developed and directed the National Lighting Product Information Program (NLPIP). Served as Director of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and as Chair of the Society for Building Science Educators.

Professional memberships:
American Institute of Architects; Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Director 1993-1996; Society for Building Science Educators, Chair 1988.

Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America; Feltman Chair – Cooper Union, 1997; Rensselaer Distinguished Teaching Fellow; American Institute of Architects School Medal; International Awards of Achievement – Society for Technical Communication.

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