Leen is an architectural designer, researcher, and writer based in New York City, currently on track for licensure in NY State.
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, 2018Master of Architecture IIPD Soros Fellow
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2014Bachelor of Architecture, cum laude
Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, 2013Anthony A. Marnell, II, Italian Architecture Study Abroad Program
Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL) Architects, New York, NY, USA, 2018 - Present
McEwen Studio, Princeton, NJ, USA, 2018
Peter Marino Architect, New York, NY, USA, 2015 - 2016
OMA*AMO, New York, NY, USA, 2014 - 2015
MADA s.p.a.m., Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2014
Gensler LA, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2013
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, USA, 2011
ESKCO Construction, Potomac, MD, USA, 2010
RESEARCH & EDITORIAL
Pidgin Magazine, Editor, Princeton, NJ, USA, 2016 - 2018Issues 22-24
Lucia Allais, Research Assistant, Princeton, NJ, USA, 2016 - 2017
Howard Crosby Butler Traveling Fellowship, Princeton SoA, 2017Jordan: Amman, Zaatari Refugee Camp; "Refugee Economic Zone: A Proposal to Develop a Pilot Program that Transforms the Perimeter of Zaatari Refugee Camp into a Special Economic Belt" Proposal exhibited at 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, awarded Honorable Mention in 2017 IDeA Competition, and published in Bracket no. 5
Princeton SoA, Archive Assistant, Princeton, NJ, USA, 2016 - 2017
William and Neoma Timme Traveling Fellowship, USC School of Architecture, 2014China: Thames Town, Tianducheng, Yujiapu Financial District, Kang Ba Shi New AreaReport published in Pidgin, no. 19 Magic
Dr. David J. Gerber, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2014
Dean Qingyun Ma, Assistant, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2014
George H. Mayr Traveling Fellowship, USC School of Architecture, 2013France: Paris, Aulnay-Sous-Bois, Saint Denis, Clichy-Sous-Bois
Princeton University, Assistant Instructor, NJ, USA, 2016 - 2017ARCH 501: First Year Graduate Design Studio; Ellie Abrons & Michael MeredithEGR 381: Design for Understanding; Sheila PontisMcGraw Digital Learning Lab Software Instructor
USC School of Architecture, Teaching Assistant, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2011- 2014ARCH 102b: First Year Design Studio; Dr. David GerberARCH 105: Fundamentals of Design Communication; Kris Mun & Mina ChowAnthony A. Marnell, II, Italian Architecture Studies; Kim Coleman & Diane GhirardoARCH 214: History of Architecture; Dr. James SteeleARCH 415: Asian Architecture & Urbanism; Dr. James SteeleUSC Summer Exploration of Architecture Program; Valery Augustin & Reid Cigolle
GRANTS & AWARDS
Howard Crosby Butler Traveling Fellowship, 2017L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Fontainebleau Full Funding, 2017KPF Traveling Fellowship, Finalist, 2017International Development in Action Competition, Honorable Mention, 2017Hult Prize, Regional Finalist, 2017Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, 2016Princeton University Graduate Fellowship, 2016William and Neoma Timme Traveling Fellowship, 2014USC Discovery Scholar Prize, Finalist, 2014USC Global Scholar, 2014A. Quincy Jones Memorial Scholarship for Exceptional Promise in Architecture, 2014Robert Allen Rogaff Memorial Award for Excellence in Delineation, 2014Thesis Faculty Award for Excellence in Design, Finalist, 2014Robert Allen Rogaff Architectural Delineation Thesis Award, Finalist, 2014USC Undergraduate Research Associates Program Grant, 2014George H. Mayr Traveling Fellowship, 2013Concrete Masonry Unit Design competition, Top 3, 2011National Concrete Masonry Association competition, Honorable Mention, 2011International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) recipient, 2009Advanced French Competition, Marshall University SCORES, 2nd Place, 2008Diplôme d'études en langue française (French proficiency diploma), 2006
LECTURES & CONFERENCE PAPERS
"On Archiving Rubble" Moving Monuments. Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage - UK (April 2018)"On Archiving Rubble." Re/Collections. University of Calgary Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference - Canada (March 2018)"Monument on Monument." Guest lecture, Rutgers University Dept. of Anthropology (Feb. 2018)Pecha Kucha Night, Soros Institute - Open Society Foundations, NY (Oct. 2017)"Refugee Economic Zone." Guest lecture, Rutgers University Dept. of Anthropology (March 2017)
"Rubble Archive." Nine Constructionists. Van Der Plas Gallery, New York, NY, 2018. "Rubble Archive." Princeton Research Day. Princeton University, 2018."Refugee Economic Zone." Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Seoul, 2017."Made in China" USC Verle Annis Gallery, Los Angeles, 2014."Gridshell," Architecture + Design Museum, Los Angeles, 2014."Paris 2060," USC Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly Work, Los Angeles, 2013. "Continuous Surface," University of Southern California, SoA Student Exhibit, 2012. - Exhibitions Assistance - "Zaha Hadid: Pedagogy as Practice," Princeton University SoA Gallery. Exhibition and symposium. 2017."Facing East: Chinese Urbanism in Africa," Storefront for Art & Architecture. Installation. 2015."We Are Here: Art & Design Out of Context," Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Installation. 2011.
"On Archiving Rubble," Future Anterior, Ex-Situ: Moving Monuments (forthcoming)."Proposal for a Rubble Archive," Room One Thousand, no. 7 Materials, 2019. "Refugee Economic Zone," Bracket, no. 5 On Sharing, 2018. Online & forthcoming in print."Made in China: the Rise of the Mimetic Suburb," Pidgin, no. 19 Magic, 2015. (accepted before becoming an editor of Pidgin) "Comonument," La Provincia Editoriale Spa Newspaper in Como, Italy, 2013. "Continuous Surface," Archinect.com's Top Ten Student Projects for 2013."Housing Typologies," University of Southern California SoA, INDEX 2011-12."Linear Skewed Dimension," University of Southern California SoA, IDWRKS 2010-11.
SELECTED BUILT WORK
“Louis Vuitton Place Vendôme” in Paris, France. Peter Marino. 2016.Schematic Design - Design Development.
“Louis Vuitton SoHo” in New York, NY. Peter Marino. 2016.Design Development. Design of Freestanding Units and screens.
“121 E. 22nd Street” in New York, NY. OMA. 2014.Concept Design - Design Development.
"Les futures stars de l'architecture à bonne école." La République de Seine-et-Marne. 24 July 2017."Leen Katrib’s Architectural Plans For Refugees Receives International Recognition." PD Soros News & Events (Online). 15 March 2017."M.Arch Student Leen Katrib Wins Honorable Mention in Ideation Worldwide Competition." Princeton University School of Architecture (Online). 6 March 2017 "Appa, Baba, Daddy: Thank You." Huffington Post (Online). 18 June 2016"Announcing the PD Soros Class of 2016." New York Times (Print). 11 April 2016
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
American Institute of Architects, Associate (2015 - Present)Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Member (2018 - Present)New York Cares / Coalition for the Homeless, Volunteer (2019 - Present)Habitat for Humanity NYC, Construction Volunteer (2019 - Present)French language clubs in Manhattan & Brooklyn, Member (2019 - Present)