Christy Schlesinger joined the firm upon graduating with her Master’s in Architecture from
Princeton University. However, her architectural education began long before by the side of
her father, most notably when accompanying him during his National Endowment for the
Art’s fellowship where they travelled extensively throughout Scandinavia visiting seminal
works of such architects as Gunnar Asplund, Alvar Aalto and Jorn Utzon. It was not until her
junior year, where she spent a semester abroad in Siena, Italy as a fine arts major, that these
past experiences became a factor in the realization that her true interest was architecture.
Upon returning from Italy she enrolled at the University of Maryland’s undergraduate
program in architecture where her father was a professor. Two years later her Bachelors of
Science in Architecture was given to her by her Father and with that symbolic transfer the
beginning of their professional relationship began.
After gaining experience at a wide variety of firms such as Gwathmey Siegal, Michael Graves
and Adamstein & Demetriou and spending a summer in London at the Architectural
Association, she joined her father’s firm. Like him, she began to combine architectural
practice with teaching. For the past 7 years she has been an Adjunct Faculty member in the
Master’s of Interior Design program at The Corcoran School of Art; staying true to the belief
that a practice and teaching are a critical merge for the future.