Leonel Ponce

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Academic Coordinator, Visiting Assistant Professor, Lecturer Grad Center for Planning, Continuing and Professional Studies lponce@pratt.edu 718.399.4328 p Brooklyn Campus, Higgins Hall North 2nd fl

Current Course Listing (2)

21/FA-SES-660A-01 Demonstration of Professional Competence

22/SP-SES-660A-01 Demonstration of Professional Competence


Mr. Ponce holds an MS in Urban Environmental Systems Management from Pratt Institute, and a Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Texas in Austin.


Leonel Lima Ponce, Registered Architect (NY), is the Acting Academic Coordinator of Pratt Institute Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment’s MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems (SES) program, where he is also a Visiting Assistant Professor. Leonel is a founding member of participatory resilience design collaborative Operation Resilient Living and Innovation Plus (ORLI+). His work concentrates on fostering partnerships for sustainable and resilient design, infrastructure, and development through community-based engagement and design strategies, with an emphasis in New York City and his home city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.