Leon Rost is an architect and partner of Bjarke Ingels Group. Leon has worked with renowned offices in Japan, Scandinavia, and Portugal before joining BIG with the launch of the New York office in 2011, leading a range of projects with a focus on sustainability, technology, and the public realm. In 2023, Leon opened BIG’s west coast office in Los Angeles. Leon has led the development of Google’s visionary campus and headquarter buildings including the 1.1 million square foot Bay View campus, with another 2 million SF nearing completion.
Leon also heads multiple projects for renowned institutional clients including Johns Hopkins University, Claremont McKenna College, Northeastern University, and University of Kansas. At the urban scale, Leon is the partner in charge of the new Oakland A’s Howard Terminal ballpark district as well as Woven City, Toyota’s prototype city of the future. Leon has participated in lectures and critiques at Yale, Columbia GSAPP, and is also part of the ACE Mentorship program which mentors disadvantaged high schoolers.