Russ Leslie

Professor & LRC Associate Director, School of Architecture

Currently a practicing architect. Responsible for program development and operation of the LRC’s research and education. Teaches and conducts research in architecture, lighting, daylighting, and energy efficiency. Project architect for over 100 architectural projects. Has authored numerous research reports, books, and articles on lighting, daylighting, architecture, and energy, including the award-winning Lighting Pattern Book for Homes and The Outdoor Lighting Pattern Book. Developed and directed the National Lighting Product Information Program (NLPIP). Served as Director of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and as Chair of the Society for Building Science Educators.


B.A., psychology, Brown University; M.A.T., education, Rhode Island College; M.Arch., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Research Focus
  • Lighting
  • Building Systems Integration
  • Architecture