Leonard Kady

Principal, Leonard Kady Architecture + Design

Leonard Kady


Leonard Kady, AIA, is a Principal at Leonard Kady Architecture + Design in New York. The firm’s work includes residential, commercial, and retail projects in New York, London, Paris, and Prague. Its architecture addresses the challenges of both modern design and historical context. The firm has reconstructed and restored structures dating back to the 12th century in Europe and the 18th century in the United States.

Leonard worked at architecture firms including Kohn, Pedersen Fox and Byer, Blinder Bell on large-scale institutional and public projects before founding his own firm.

Leonard earned his Master’s in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard and a Bachelor’s in Architecture from the University of Toronto. He served as the 2012 Chair of the AIA Small Project Practitioners Knowledge Community (SPP). Leonard organized the 2012 Small Project Awards program and was 2013 Small Project Awards Jury Chair.

Leonard has been a speaker and Session Organizer at AIA National Convention: New Orleans 2011, Washington DC 2012, Denver 2013, and the BSA Residential Design and Construction Conference in Boston 2010. Leonard currently serves on the AIA SPP and AIA SFRT’s executive board. Leonard is actively involved in a number of AIA educational and organizational initiatives including the Architectural Practice Primer for the SFRT, AIA Innovation and Practice in House Design – Research Grant, and has served on review panels at BAC Boston, Yale School of Architecture, and University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture.