University of Texas, Alexander Architectural Archive

Gerlinde Leiding collection,

circa 1990s

Collection Summary

Creator: Leiding, Gerlinde
Title: Gerlinde Leiding collection
Dates circa 1990s
Abstract: Gerlinde Leiding is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture (UTSOA). Professor Leiding taught from 1969 to 2007. The collection consists of student work from the UTSOA.
Identification: LEID 2007022
Quantity: 1 model, 22 mounted drawings and exhibition panels, 2 bound books [student projects]
Repository: Alexander Architectural Archives, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Biographical Sketch of Gerlinde Leiding

Gerlinde Leiding is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture (UTSOA). She received her architecture degree at Werkkunstschule Krefeld in Germany in 1965 and her master's degree from Yale University in 1966.

Professor Leiding's research is focused on vernacular architecture. She received government support to study 18th and 19th Century farmhouses in Japan, specifically in Hyogo Prefecture, where her efforts were featured in an article in the Kobe Shimbun. Professor Leiding taught from 1969 to 2007 and was the founding Director of the Japan Study Abroad Program and held the position of Graduate Advisor and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs for the UTSOA. She was a professor at UT's Center for Asian Studies from 1991 to 1993. Leiding's awards include prize-winning entries in the U.S. competition "Search for Shelter," and the international competition, "Re-Mapping Tokyo." In 2003 she appeared in Making the Modern, a documentary about architect Tadao Ando and the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art.

Professor Leiding is author of publications on German influences in Texas architecture and has lectured on both Asian and Texas-German architecture. She was awarded the Texas Excellence Teaching Award and the Hal Box Fellowship in Architecture. She retired from teaching in 2007.

Scope and Content of the collection

The collection consists of student works collected by Gerlinde Leiding in her studio classes. It includes 1 student model of a Chinese garden by Elvis Wade Wells, 22 mounted drawings and exhibition panels, and 2 bound books by students Dawne David ("Japan: A Study in Layers [Fall 1997]") and W. Brian Keith ("Team Zoo").


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Leiding, Gerlinde


University of Texas - School of Architecture - Faculty

Document types:

Students' work

Administrative Information


Gerlinde Leiding collection, Alexander Architectural Archives, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

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Other Finding Aids

University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture. An Inventory of the Collection, 1911-ongoing, undated (bulk 1960-1992)

References to works by or about Gerlinde Leiding

-- compiled by Tiffany Criswell

Leiding, Gerlinde. "Germans in Texas." In To Build in a New Land: Ethnic Landscapes in North America, ed. Allen G. Noble. Baltimore md: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992: 362–78.