In a new Future Focused video by the American Institute of Architects, CAPLA Senior Lecturer in Architecture and AIA Arizona President Damon Leverett discusses empowering the future of architecture through interactions with students.
“You must have a personal belief that everyone can succeed,” he says in the video. “When you listen to the student, you find a connection that allows you to talk to each other in a way that helps allow them to excel.”
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Leverett, who joined the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture in 2019, is an architect, artist and educator. At the University of Arizona, he teaches design studio, environmental systems and computing in the arts in the School of Architecture and School of Information. He also advises the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students UArizona chapter. Leverett is currently the 2023 president of AIA Arizona and a past director at the National Architectural Accrediting Board. He has over 30 years of experience working as a design leader, architect and principal in the architecture and design industry.