About the Principal

For more than 25 years, Jeff Lee has directed his practice based upon context sensitive designs of the public realm, applying his sustainably-conscious designs to redefine the urban planning process of communities and cities throughout the world. He was awarded the Excellence in Arts Award by the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC), the largest Asian American business organization in the US; and in 2007 was inducted in the Council of Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FASLA) for exceptional achievement in the profession.

Mr. Lee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from the School of Architecture at The University of Virginia. He is a former Virginia Council of Higher Education Scholar who has studied architecture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He has lectured widely, and served as a Visiting Critic for The University of Virginia, Catholic University, University of Maryland, George Washington University, Howard University, and Seoul National University.

Presenter: “Designing with Mindfulness and Connectivity in a Fragile World,” TEDxWDC. The Arc. Washington, DC 2012

Presenter: “Sustainable Design and Renewable Energy” Pecha Kucha. The House of Sweden. Washington, DC. 2009

Co-Author: Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF): “Decentralized Stormwater Controls for Urban Retrofit and Combined Sewer Overflow Reduction” Low Impact Development Center. Environmental Protection Agency Press. 2009

Panel Member: “Security Design: Between Building and the Street” 2nd Annual TISP Congress. Infrastructure Security for the Built Environment. Washington, DC. 2003

Panel Member: “How Secure Do Owners Really Want to Be in This Age” CSI National Convention. Chicago. 2003

Panel Member: National Academy of Science: “National Expert Review of the Threat & Security of The US Capitol Campus Master Plan for The Architect of The Capitol. Washington, DC. 2002

Instructor: ASLA: National Continuing Education Seminar: “Security and Design in the Public Realm” Washington, DC. 2002

Panel Member: ASLA Council of Open Committees: “Open Space and Greenway Planning in the Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC: Past, Present, and Future” Washington, DC. 1992

AIA Presidential Citation Award: Architects of Healing, 2012

Council of Fellows: American Society of Landscape Architects, 2007

The Great American Main Street Award, National Trust for Historic Preservation, for Barracks Row, 8th Street SE Streetscape, Washington, DC, 2005
Excellence Award in the Arts, US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, 2005

Design/Build Competition Winner, for the Pentagon 9-11 Memorial, 2004

Design Competition Winner, 9-11 Memorial Grove on Kingman & Heritage Island Revitalization, 2003

Design Excellence Award, Urban Land Institute, for Alban Tower + Butterfly Garden, 2003

Merit Award, ASLA, Potomac and Maryland Chapter, for the Korean Ambassador’s Residence, and Alban Towers + Butterfly Garden projects, 2002

Design Build Competition Winner, for the Pentagon Athletic Center, 2002
Merit Award, American Institute of Architects, for the Turkish Embassy, 2001

Design/Build Competition Winner, Pentagon Metro Entrance Facility, 2000

Board Member: C.L.E.A.R, 2012
Speaker: TEDxWDC
Design Excellence Award Jury, DCBIA, 2011, 2012
GSA: Design Excellence Peer Reviewer
Board Member: Friends of the US National Arboretum
Task Force Member: Mayor’s Appointee to The Washington DC Comp Plan, 2007-8*
Task Force Member: Security and Urban Design in The Nation’s Capital. National Capital Planning Commission*
Committee of 100 on The Federal City: Vice Chair & Life Member*
D.C. Habitat for Humanity: Board Member*
Community Design Center: Founding Board Member*
Urban Forestry Council: Chairman, Technical Committee*
*Former Appointments


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