Since joining Weinstein A|U in 1996, Lesley Bain has worked on a wide variety of architectural projects and some of the major urban design projects in Seattle: the Piston & Ring Building, Agnes Lofts, and multiple projects with Seattle Center—including all three major capital projects on campus—represent just a few. In addition to architecture, Lesley works on urban design projects that extend the reach of good design. She also works regularly with the City of Seattle, influencing and writing policies that impact the city’s future. She is currently rewriting the City’s Design Guidelines to be based on sustainability and conceptual thinking.
She has served on the Board of ARCADE magazine for eight years, and is a committed member of AIA’s urban design committee. She has served on numerous committees for the Downtown Seattle Association, led charrettes for Allied Arts, and regularly participates as a juror, ranging from graduate studio critiques to professional awards for the AIA, including selection of finalists for national Firm of the Year and Gold Medalists. She has traveled to Europe and Asia with the International Sustainability Institute to look at cutting-edge sustainable practices around the world.
Bain has studied at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, and The Ecole des Beaux Arts Americannes.