Meadows Foundation Centennial Professor Emeritus in Architecture
Professor Gerlinde 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 is the founding Director of the Japan Study Abroad Progam and held the position of Graduate Advisor and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs for the School of Architecture. Leiding's awards include prize-winning entries in the U.S. competition "Search for Shelter," and the international competition, "Re-Mapping Tokyo." 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 from UT Austin.