Jeff Leonhardt Jeff Leonhardt

Jeff Leonhardt

AIA, LEED AP

Principal

Driven by early interests in hand drawing, tinkering, computers, and creative problem solving, Jeff quickly realized that a career in architecture would synthesize his skills and talents. After joining RMW in 1994 as an intermediate draftsperson, he soon decided he wanted to stay. Inspired by a staff and firm culture that made him feel welcomed and supported, he continued to grow within the firm and was named a principal in 2007. In 2019, Jeff took the reins as Managing Principal of the Sacramento studio. An active and enthusiastic project architect, Jeff is responsible for the design of commercial development projects with a focus on large scale industrial, office, retail and site master planning.

As a registered architect, Jeff takes his responsibility for public life safety very seriously. As an artist, he views each project as an opportunity to express design, holding the belief that functionally efficient solutions can exist hand-in-hand with beautiful design aesthetics. His ability to understand and push the limits of technology allows him to engage clients in active design dialogue, helping to streamline the entitlement process with governmental agencies. Outside the office, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. For a creative outlet, Jeff carries on his grandfather’s musical legacy by playing piano and guitar and writing original songs. He can occasionally be seen and heard playing electric bass guitar with his rock band, the Machetes.

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