Steven Hsun Lee, AIA LEED AP

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.