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Soohee Lee is a licensed architect, urban designer, landscape designer, and horticulturalist with over 20 years of experience in design and planning.

Lee received a master’s degree in Architecture from Columbia University in New York and a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design from Seoul National University.


Lee is a seasoned professional and educator with a multidisciplinary background in sustainability. Lee specializes in resilient community development, with a strong emphasis on supporting biodiversity and human diversity. With over 20 years of experience in practice and academia, Lee consistently leads cross-functional teams to achieve sustainability objectives and create substantial positive impacts

With a background in sustainable design and consulting in architecture, and ESG & DEI strategy, Lee is passionate about interdisciplinary R&D with diverse stakeholders to address complex issues like climate change and social problems, particularly in urban rehabilitation and affordable housing communities using agritech, cleantech, and climatetech to promote ecological and social sustainability.


Lee holds registrations as an architect in New York and Connecticut, is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional(LEED AP), certified in Landscape Ecology, and currently serves as President of the San Institute of Design and Technology (SIDT), and Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT).

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