Morgan Hare earned his undergraduate degree from Amherst College in 1984, where he received the Fayerweather Award for independent study. He studied for one year at the Urban Institute for Architecture in New York, and earned his Masters degree in Architecture at Yale in 1992. Morgan also holds a Certificate in Construction Management from New York University. With several years of construction experience, Morgan started and managed his own contracting firm in New York for six years after college, focusing on design/build residential projects. For three years after graduate school, he headed a design and construction management practice, Measure Studio, also in New York. In 1995 Morgan founded Leroy Street Studio with Marc Turkel.
Marc Turkel, Partner
Marc Turkel earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Architecture at Yale in 1986 and 1992, where he received the Ann C. Garland award for design. In 1988 he received a Fulbright fellowship to conduct architectural research in Indonesia. Following college, Marc worked in residential construction in New Haven, on masonry restoration in Florence, and as a designer in Hong Kong for Wong and Tung Architects. After graduating school, Marc worked in London for three years for Michael Hopkins and Partners, and in New York for Davis Brody Bond. In 1995 he founded Leroy Street Studio with Morgan Hare.
Shawn Watts, Partner
Shawn Watts earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was awarded the Architecture Award for Excellence in Design, as well as a traveling fellowship to Rome. He earned his Master’s degree at Yale University, where he received The Drawing Prize. At Yale, Shawn was awarded the Takenaka Internship, affording him the opportunity to work in a leading architecture and construction company in Osaka, Japan. Upon graduation, Shawn joined Leroy Street Studio in 1997 as project architect with responsibility over many large-scale residential projects. In 2005 Shawn was made a partner in Leroy Street Studio.