The Catholic University of America


Eric Liebmann


Mr. Liebmann joined WDG Architecture in 1987 and serves as a Managing Principal and Director of Design. He plays a lead role in the development of WDG’s commercial, residential, and mixed use projects, demonstrating a strong commitment to smart growth and sustainability principles. He has been involved in many of WDG’s design-build initiatives, leading design teams for new headquarters buildings for both the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the Army Test and Evaluations Command, as well as two new residential buildings for Howard Hughes Medical Institute within their landmark campus at Janelia Farms. A recipient of numerous design awards, Mr. Liebmann led the design team for Rockville Town Square, which received a 2008 international Charter Award from the Congress of New Urbanism.  Prior to joining WDG, he served as a senior designer with Richard Meier and Associates, as well as a member of Cesar Pelli and Associates’ design team responsible for the World Financial Center in lower Manhattan.   Upon graduation from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Mr. Liebmann was selected as the Sheldon Travelling Fellow and subsequently studied municipal design controls for historic districts within England and Germany. He is also a former winner of the Boston Society of Architects’ prestigious Rotch Travelling Scholarship design competition, among whose recipients are many of the leading architects of the 20th century, including Gordon Bunschaft, Louis Skidmore, Wallace Harrison, and Edward Durrell Stone. Mr. Liebmann currently plays an active role in multiple professional organizations, serving on ULI’s Urban Plan Committee and NAIOP’s Sustainability Advisory Group.  He is a Lecturer and Senior Visiting Critic at Catholic University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Planning. In conjunction with CUA, he has established an annual accredited internship studio within WDG’s corporate offices, offering graduate students within the real estate concentration the opportunity to participate in real world professional collaborations, including the design of a net zero energy row house in Georgetown, to be completed in the summer of 2014.