Leonard Fusco, AIA


Leonard Fusco AIA


Leonard Fusco, AIA is a founding partner of GF55 Partners. He leads the firm in Design, Project Management and Technical Issues. Fusco has been the Partner-in-Charge for several multi-family apartment buildings in New York as well as suburban developments such as townhouses, apartment buildings and site planning. These projects include an award winning Senior Housing development in Ohio and as well as Townhouses that were featured in Builder Magazine. Leonard has also been the Partner-in-Charge for government agency projects for the NYC Dept. of Design and Construction, NYS Urban Development Corp, NYC Department for the Aging, and the New York County District Attorney’s Office. He was the partner in charge for the Amalgamated Bank Branch in Harlem NY that was the first new bank opened in Harlem in 35 years. Leonard successfully spearheaded GF55’s 2280 FDB, The Foundry and + Art. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal.

Leonard Fusco, AIA has been Partner-in-Charge for several projects that involved specialized technical requirements. He is expert in the design of medical facilities, which requires extensive knowledge of ADA accessibility requirements.

At GBQC, Leonard was a Designer for the Alabama Power Company Headquarters and the new wing of the Albert Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia. At James Stewart Polshek and Partners, he worked on the renovations of the Customs House and Carnegie Hall in NYC.

Leonard graduated from Columbia University with a BS degree in Civil Engineering in 1977 and the University of Pennsylvania with a Masters of Architecture in 1980. At graduate school, he was an E. Lewis Dales Traveling Fellow, a Stewardson Memorial Competition Finalist and a Theophilius Chandler Fellow.

Leonard Fusco, AIA is on the Board of Trustees of the Salvadori Center on the Built Environment, and on the Board of Directors for Multi Stages, a non-profit theater group. Leonard is a member of the Century Association a 120 year old institution of the most prominent artists in New York City, Professional Women in Construction, and the AIA. In addition, Leonard serves on the Health Care Facilities Committee of the AIA. He is a registered architect in New York, Ohio, Connecticut, New Jersey, Tennessee, Florida and Alabama, and holds a certificate from the NCARB.