Annette LeCuyer honored as teacher, mentor

Photograph of Annette LeCuyer.

Lauded for her dedication to students, even long a er their graduation, Annette LeCuyer addresses senior architecture students during final reviews in the Hayes Hall Gallery. 

Architecture professor Annette LeCuyer, who has guided students through the undergraduate program’s most challenging courses, has been recognized by the university with the 2016 Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring.

The Meyerson award is the highest university honor for undergraduate mentoring. A licensed architect in the United Kingdom, LeCuyer practiced with Foster + Partners and Allies and Morrison Architects in London before joining the UB architecture faculty in 2003. At UB she has designed and taught the program’s core construction technology course and the senior-level studio, which focuses on the culminating or development phases of a project.

Perhaps the strongest testament to her teaching in uence are re ections from students who have moved on to the profession. Even years a er graduation, students nd a mentor waiting. Says 2012 graduate Kristin Deiure, who now practices in New York City: “To be around Annette is to be around one of the great educators of our time. Her enthusiasm and wisdom are inspiring. Being her student changed my track in architecture for the better. Her love of and knowledge for architecture will always remain with me.”