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Leah Balderson



Leah joined JKRP in 2022 after graduating from Pennsylvania State University’s Bachelor of Architecture program. While studying architecture at Penn State, she discovered a passion for environmental psychology and further explored how architecture can influence human emotion through her thesis. Leah hopes to begin her path toward becoming a licensed architect in the near future and is very excited to contribute to JKRP’s growth and success.

Outside of work, Leah enjoys spending her summers on the beaches of Ocean City, New Jersey or snowboarding during the winter months. You can also find Leah drawing, painting, and doing graphic design.

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

Studied abroad in Rome for 4 months and traveled to 6 different counties. I made it to Italy, Spain, England, Ireland, Greece, and the Netherlands!

Favorite musician?

Surfaces, I won a fan art competition and got to design two of their albums covers! I also got the opportunity to meet them, which was probably one of the best days of my life!

Favorite word or phrase?

Carpe diem, which means “seize the day”!

Thing you like most about architecture?

We can positively impact people’s everyday lives through our own creativity and design