Leigh Overland Architect and owner of Leigh Overland Architect LLC
Class Of: 1976
Campus: Old Westbury Major: Bachelor of Architecture
From NYIT Magazine, Spring 2008:
Current Position Architect and owner of Leigh Overland Architect LLC, working on as many as 50 projects each year, including the design of corporate headquarters, banquet halls, churches, and residences.
Building Ratings The producers of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition contacted Leigh about creating a new home for a Bridgeport, Conn., family. His firm had three weeks to design the house and provide a full set of construction documents, one week to coordinate the project with the general contractor, and another week for the actual construction. The show aired in October 2007. Below are before and after photos of Leigh’s handiwork.
Favorite NYIT Memory Building bonds with fellow students, especially those with whom Leigh still keeps in touch. He recalls when he and other NYIT students traveled to Italy to study architectural design-an experience that continues to influence him to this day.
Balancing Fact "My NYIT education was instrumental in helping me learn the importance of the balance among aesthetics, function, and economics."
All Work and All Play ... "Architecture is a profession in which you will find it difficult to differentiate between work and play. The greatest satisfaction lies in allowing our clients to feel relaxed, feel good, and know the world is OK when they walk through their front door."
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