As a sole proprietor, partner and owner of his architectural firm for 26 years, and president of TLBC Incorporated for 11 years, Mr. Bridges has had personal principal responsibility for all aspects of architectural and planning projects, and the administration of an architectural firm for over three decades.
A generalist, he has had principal responsibility for over 250 diverse major projects with a construction value over $1,450,000,000. A select listing of his experience as principal and project manager of related architectural projects includes:
Leon’s professional service includes membership in The American Institute of Architects (AIA) for over 25 years during which he was elected by his peers as the Middle Atlantic Regional Director for 3 years and as National Vice President, 1983-87. As a member of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), he held every regional and national office including President, 1979-80. He was inducted into both, the AIA College of Fellows in 1986 and as a Member of the Counsel of NOMA in 1994. His contributions to the NAACP’s ACTSO program mentoring high school students in architecture serve as a model for investment in our youth.
Mr. Bridges is the recipient of over 20 national and local design awards including Baltimore Pennsylvania Station Renovation/Restoration in Baltimore, MD which won the Washington, DC AIA Chapter, Outstanding Merit Award, 1981; National Organization of Minority Architects, Design Excellence Award, 1983; Presidential Design Achievement Award, NEA, 1984, Baltimore AIA Chapter, Design Excellence Award, 1985; plus several others awards. His numerous community honors include the State of Maryland Governor's Citation in Appreciation of Outstanding Services to the Citizens of Maryland in 1993 and The Black Pages Award- Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to the Economic Health of Minority Enterprise in Baltimore, MD in 1981.