Steven Hsun Lee received a Bachelors of Arts in
Architecture with Honors at the University of
California Berkeley and a Master in Architecture
with Distinction at Harvard Graduate School of
Design where he was awarded the James
Templeton Kelley Thesis Prize for his urban design
proposal for Boston City Hall Plaza. Prior to
forming PLA Group, Steven practiced for more
than 15 years collaborating with renowned
international design firms in the United States
and China where he was distinguished for his
award-winning designs for residences, cultural
buildings and mixed-use commercial projects.
Among them, he collaborated with Michael Maltzan in Los Angeles, where he designed
numerous art-related and public projects awarded
recognition by the American Institute of Architects.
He continued to broaden his interests with large
scale international development as an Associate
with the firms EDAW/AECOM, Woods Bagot and 5+Design, where he led multi-disciplinary design teams on a range of mixed-use commercial projects, urban design master plans and landscape infrastructure projects in the Middle East and China.
Steven’s work has been published in Domus, Abitare, Architectural Review and the New York Times. He has been an invited design critic at Harvard University, UC Berkeley, Boston Architectural Center, UCLA, Woodbury University, University of Hong Kong and Chinese University Hong Kong. Steven has previously taught as an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong, co-teaching a design studio with Ole Scheeren. He is a licensed architect in New York, member of the American Institute of Architects, a LEED Accredited Professional, and Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design.