Wojciech Grzegorz Lesnikowski

Architect, educator

Born May 9, 1938, Lublin, Poland; came to U.S., 1969; son of Roman and Irena (Piwarska); m. Rebecca (James); children: Alexandra, Natalie.

Education: Master of Science (M.S.), Technical University of Cracow (Poland), 1961.

Career: prof., L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris (France), 1967-69, Yale University, New Haven (CT), 1969-72, Cornell University, Ithaca (NY), 1972-78, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1975-79, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1981-88; distinguished prof., University of Kansas, Lawrence, 1989 -.

Author: Romanticism and Rationalism in Architecture, 1982; The New French Architecture, 1990; Many Faces of German Modernism, 1993; Modernism in Czechoslovakian, Hungarian and Polish Architecture 1919-39, 1994; numerous articles published in United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Netherland, Poland; architectural projects in Poland, France, United States, New Zeland, Italy.

Member of: International Union of Architects.

Honors: Fulbright International Award, 1977; Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, (France), 1989; Chair of Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas, 1989; grants, Graham Foundation, Chicago, 1981, 1983, 1989, National Endowment for Humanities (NEH), 1991,1992, Germany Academy of Sciences, 1992.

Affiliation: Catholic.

Languages: Polish, English, French, German.

Office: University of Kansas, School of Architecture, Marvin Hali, Lawrence, KS 66045.

From: "Who's Who in Polish America" 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation,
New York, NY, 1996