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Architecture Faculty - Wojciech Lesnikowski

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Architectural Design: Large scale buildings, current high-tech, future technologies, experimental architecture
  • Architectural History Theories
  • Aesthetics of Modern Architecture
  • Architecture as Industrial Art
  • Corporate Practice in Contemporary Architecture

Academic Areas

  • Architecture

Areas of Expertise

  • Advanced Architectural Design - Large Scale Buildings, Cutting Edge Technologies
  • Architectural History and Theories of Architecture
  • Architectural Publications
  • European Current Architecture and Practice
  • International Airport and Skyscraper Design


  • Master of Architecture and Urban Planning, Polytechnic Inst., Poland, 1961

Professional Experience

  • Poland, France, United States, Japan and China: Housing estates, public buildings, skyscrapers, airports


Airport, Krakow
Airport, Warsaw
Airport, Warsaw
Cathedral, Warsaw
Government Center, Taiwan
Hospital, Chicago
Library, Osaka, Japan
Museum of Aviation, Krakow
Office Complex, Taiwan
Office Building, Chicago
Office Building, Chicago
Opera House, St. Louis
Skyscraper, Hong Kong
Skyscraper, New York
Technology Center, Shanghai, China
Skyscraper, Warsaw, Poland
Terminal for Modlin Airport, Poland
Terminal for KC Airport, Missouri
Terminal for Katowice Airport, Poland
Concert Hall for Kansas City, Missouri
Terminal for Krakow Airport, Poland
Terminal for Kansas City Airport, Missouri
New Crystalline Generic Terminal

Current Activities

  • Design Consultant to HOK Corporation, St. Louis - aviation and general design
  • Associate Editor, Architektura, Poland

Academic Experience

  • Professor at: Ecole des Beaux Arts Paris, Yale University, Pratt Institute, Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois Chicago, University of Kansas
  • Visiting Professor at: Art Institute of Chicago, University of Texas in Lubbock, Delft Polytechnic of Prague, Polytechnic of Warsaw, Polytechnic of Budapest
  • Summer Programs: France, Great Britain, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Spain, Austria


  • "Rationalism and Romaniticism in Architecture"
  • "New French Architecture"
  • "Architecture of Germany between Two World Wars"
  • "Modernism in Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland"
  • "Architecture Studio of Paris"
  • "Death by Mediocrity"

Theoretical and professional articles

United States, Great Britain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, China and Japan

International Awards

  • Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Letters of the French Republic
  • Fulbright Grant
  • Graham Foundation Multiple Grants
  • German Academy of Science Grant
  • National endowment for Humanities Grant
  • Peshiney Industries Grant

Wojciech Lesnikowski

Don Hatch Distinguished Professor
307 Marvin Hall
p: 785.864.3192
f: 785.864.5393

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