Grinham Research Group

Harvard University Graduate School of Design


Leonard Palmer

Leonard is a designer and researcher at the intersection of Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Graduate School of Design (GSD). His interdisciplinary approach challenges conventional architectural paradigms, advocating for the intrinsic integration of technology and systems into the design of spaces. In particular, he is interested in harnessing thermal systems in creating and intensifying spatial experiences. With an affinity to fabrication, he explores material assemblies that seamlessly blend geometry and thermal performance within architecture, and his work was most recently exhibited in Our Artificial Nature at Harvard GSD’s Drucker Gallery. His current research involves radiative sky cooling and its potential architectural applications.

Leonard received his Master of Architecture with distinction and the Alpha Rho Chi Medal from Harvard GSD, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Studio Arts with High Honors from Wesleyan University.

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