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Professor Schlesinger first came to the
University as a Kea Professor in 1970 and subsequently taught, from
1972 until 2001, at all levels of the architecture program from
the University's core class "Introduction to the Built Environment"
up through the Master's Thesis.
Professor Schlesinger has always combined his teaching with an active private practice, receiving, in 1984,a Distinguished Designer Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1993 The University featured a retrospective exhibit of his work. Two of Frank's recent buildings, Whitefriars Hall and Holy Name Friary, received design awards from the Washington Chapter of the AIA as well as from the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture. His most recent completed school project, St. Francis of Assisi Parish School, received design awards from both the Northern Virginia Chapter of the AIA in 2000 and the Washington Chapter of the AIA in 2002. He currently has two projects under construction along the B&O Canal in Georgetown, A 70 unit condominium apartment house and a mixed use retail-residential complex.
In 2001 the Washington Chapter of the AIA Awarded him the Chapter's Centennial Award, the highest honor the Chapter can bestow upon a member for "significant, enduring contributions as both a designer and educator".