​Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

​The Leslie Laskey Scholarship Appeal

Leslie Laskey talks with student


Passionate. Challenging. Inventive. Inspiring. Leslie Laskey is an accomplished teacher and artist who influenced generations of students during his 35-year tenure at what was then known as the School of Architecture at Washington University.
Professor Laskey offered no shortcuts. Instead, he challenged his students to be unyielding in their pursuit of innovative ideas, seeking out design solutions through a process of evaluation, organization, and refinement. First- and second-year students in his studio classes learned to think independently, extend the range of their abilities,and explore each design opportunity in depth. Professor Laskey’s approach empowered students and guided them to develop skills that applied not only to architecture and design but also to many aspects of daily life.


As a tribute to Professor Laskey, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts has established a scholarship in his name. Studio L, a group of Professor Laskey’s friends and former students, has joined the initiative to raise a minimum of $100,000* to endow the Leslie Laskey Scholarship for undergraduate architecture students.
Your support of the Leslie Laskey Scholarship will honor a monumentally talented teacher, artist, and friend. In addition, it will strengthen the Sam Fox School’s ability to help the most talented and creative students realize their potential to envision a better world, regardless of their financial circumstances.
With this initiative to establish the Leslie Laskey Scholarship, Studio L and the Sam Fox School seek to sustain the legacy of one of architecture’s most admired teachers. Please join us in our efforts to ensure that Professor Laskey’s influence will continue to impact the educational experience of architecture students for generations to come.
*If the minimum is not met by July 2018, an expendable fund will be established in the College of Architecture for annual scholarship support, and distributed at the discretion of the Dean.
To make a gift online, visit gifts.wustl.edu, and under the section labeled “I prefer to enter my own designation,” write in Leslie Laskey Scholarship


If you have questions about the Leslie Laskey Scholarship or how to make a gift, please contact:
Michael Adrio, Director of Development
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
314.935.5887 or michael_adrio@wustl.edu
Laskey with studentsProfessor Leslie Laskey

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