Anne Leonhardt’s Profile

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Anne Leonhardt
Title
Associate Professor
Department
Architectural Technology

My Courses

THE2280 History of Theatre ID, SP2020

THE2280 History of Theatre ID, SP2020

A survey of the development of architectural and scenic styles in the physical structure of theatre from its beginnings in ancient Greece to its most current forms. Emphasis placed on the stylistic influences of theoreticians and artistic movements. Interdisciplinary Option: This course is a conversation between theater history and architecture. As such, the work in class focuses on purpose-built and adapted spaces for live performance. Each week we will examine historical theatre spaces and technologies in the context of prevailing cultural and social forces in order to better understand audience/stage relationships. To fulfill the interdisciplinary requirements for this course, specialists from architecture, art history, and performance technology will guest lecture six times over the course of the semester.Students will learn skill-sets from architecture technology: GIS mapping and hand sketching. Avatar image credit: Filippo Brunelleschi, Perspective Drawing for Church of Santo Spirito in Florence, 1428

ARCH 2321 History of Architecture 1900 to Present

ARCH 2321 History of Architecture 1900 to Present

This course involves a comprehensive study of architects, buildings, and architectural movements from the turn of the last century until the present day. Architecture is explored in relationship to the concurrent artistic, philosophical, historical, and technological contexts.

ARCH3590 Intro to Computation and Fabrication FA19

ARCH3590 Intro to Computation and Fabrication FA19

This course is an introduction to parametric computational design and digital fabrication. Grasshopper, a Rhino plug-in, will be used as a primary digital modeling tool. Students will learn how to use the tool, how to work with algorithms, and how to utilize them for architectural design projects. The course will also explore the qualities of basic materials such as paper, wood, concrete, and plastics in the context of computational design and digital fabrication thinking and techniques.

Intermediate Computation and Fabrication (ARCH 3690 | Spring 2019)

Intermediate Computation and Fabrication (ARCH 3690 | Spring 2019)

This course, the second in the digital fabrication certificate sequence (following ARCH3590) focuses on the development of parametric tools and digital prototyping techniques and practice. Beginning from the study of precedents of modern architectural fabrication—both digital and non-digital– the course will develop a comprehensive understanding of exemplary construction and tectonic systems, as well as allowing students to develop a proficiency in applying this knowledge in constructing associative/parametric digital models that utilize tools to generate alternative variations of these systems. An integral part of the course involves the study of parametric modeling in Rhino 3D, Grasshopper, and Paneling Tools. The output of the course will be a digitally modeled and fabricated panel, with paneling systems involving complex curvatures. Students will have come away from the course with digital and material models, and documentation of the structural characteristics of the materials and fabrication techniques used.

THE2280 History of Theater ID Fall 2019

THE2280 History of Theater ID Fall 2019

A survey of the development of architectural and scenic styles in the physical structure of theatre from its beginnings in ancient Greece to its most current forms. Emphasis placed on the stylistic influences of theoreticians and artistic movements. Interdisciplinary Option: This course is a conversation between theater history and architecture. As such, the work in class focuses on purpose-built and adapted spaces for live performance. Each week we will examine historical theatre spaces and technologies in the context of prevailing cultural and social forces in order to better understand audience/stage relationships. To fulfill the interdisciplinary requirements for this course, specialists from architecture, art history, and performance technology will guest lecture six times over the course of the semester.Students will learn skill-sets from architecture technology: GIS mapping and hand sketching. Avatar image credit: Filippo Brunelleschi, Perspective Drawing for Church of Santo Spirito in Florence, 1428

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

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MAPPING BROOKLYN: GIS AND THE HUMANITIES

MAPPING BROOKLYN: GIS AND THE HUMANITIES

Project site for 2018 CUNY IT Conference Roundtable participants and NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant

Parametric Computation, Materials and Fabrication (ARCH 3590 | Fall 2019)

Parametric Computation, Materials and Fabrication (ARCH 3590 | Fall 2019)

This course is an introduction to parametric computational design and digital fabrication. Grasshopper, a Rhino plug-in, will be used as a primary digital modeling tool. Students will learn how to use the tool, how to work with algorithms, and how to utilize them for architectural design projects. The course will also explore the qualities of basic materials such as paper, wood, concrete, and plastics in the context of computational design and digital fabrication thinking and techniques. Students will be challenged to design and fabricate three small projects: a paper lamp, a CNC milling, a pavilion/furniture project. Students will create their own geometry creation algorithms in Grasshopper and prepare 3D models for the fabrication of physical models of each project. The projects will provide students with opportunities to explore and learn the concept and techniques of parametric rule-based design, digital fabrication tools, assembly of fabricated parts.

CUNY Service Corps

CUNY Service Corps

The CUNY Service Corps will mobilize CUNY students, faculty and staff to work on projects that improve the short and long-term civic, economic and environmental sustainability of New York City and of its residents and communities. The program’s goals are three-fold: for students to make a meaningful difference through service while gaining valuable real-world work experience, earning a wage, and where appropriate, receiving college credit; for faculty members and staff, through their work with students in the program, to have additional opportunities to apply their expertise to addressing many of the city’s key challenges; and for residents, communities, and project sponsors to realize concrete benefits as a result of CUNY Service Corps projects.

Center for Performative Design and Engineering Technology

Center for Performative Design and Engineering Technology

The School of Technology and Design at New York City College of Technology proposes to create a new Center for Performative Design and Engineering Technology that will pioneer performative design education. The project takes as its inspiration the broad focus on laboratory-based learning that brings technological education to a higher level of integration and broader faculty engagement across an entire division. The Center will become the focus of interdisciplinary project-based learning for faculty and students from its nine constituent departments where they will conduct research projects using state-of-the-art technologies in cross-cutting applications that mirror industry practice. The project will produce a laboratory design to support interdisciplinary research by configuring equipment and instrumentation for optimal collaborative use. A faculty team will create a web-based tutorial system for asynchronous learning to accompany interdisciplinary applications of cutting-edge technology. They will also design a new interdisciplinary capstone course and four cross-disciplinary projects for baccalaureate-level students. This project will provide a model for other institutions with similar programs to emulate. By bringing project-based interdisciplinary team collaborations to the fore, the project will contribute to an on-going paradigm shift in the way engineering design is taught. The project will also broaden participation since New York City College of Technology serves a high percentage of underrepresented minority students and is one of the nation’s top producers of underrepresented minority associate degree graduates in STEM fields.

My Clubs

Computer Systems Technology Colloquium

Computer Systems Technology Colloquium

The Computer Systems Technology (CST) Colloquium is dedicated to providing the students, staff, and faculty of New York City College of Technology, the City University of New York, and the greater public with access to information regarding the latest developments in computing from both a research and industrial perspective. We strive to schedule speakers that have a prominent influence in the computing field and that can engage our audience to have a deeper understanding and passion for computers, software engineering, programming languages, networks, and other topics.

City Tech Women Engineers Club

City Tech Women Engineers Club

The mission of the City Tech Women Engineers Club is to promote awareness and interest in improving the enrollment, retention and graduation rates of women in the technology programs at New York City College of Technology, as well as develop leadership skills through workshops, seminars and student collaboration. lnstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Women in Engineering (WIE) student branch at CityTech invites all interested students to join the Openlab club. Joining IEEE WIE student chapter is optional. We provide support, information and resources to all members to help them succeed in their engineering technology field of interest.