Stephen Lee-Remaking Cities Institute - Carnegie Mellon University

Stephen Lee

Head , School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA


Stephen Lee's activities focus on systems integration for high performance, sustainable commercial and residential architecture. The work involves issues of integrated design, system and material innovation and the innovative building delivery process. He is a LEED accredited professional and is currently providing sustainable design consulting services for institutional and commercial clients in Europe, Canada and the United States. Lee is co-founder and Principal Emeritus of the Pittsburgh architectural firm, TAI+LEE, Architects PC.

Innovative projects on which Lee has been involved include the Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace, the Susquehanna House (Armstrong World Industries), Government of Canada Building Prince Edward Island, the PA Department of Environmental Protection South Central Office Building, Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh Penguins Arena and Carnegie Mellon's New House, Henderson House and the Collaborative Innovation Center. His consulting work with the PA Department of Environmental Protection resulted in a new standard for healthy, flexible, adaptable and energy and environmentally effective buildings in the Commonwealth. Lee developed and conducted a year long, professional enrichment curriculum (2001) entitled, High Performance Green Building to the PA Departments of General Services and Environmental Protection and twelve nationwide workshops (2002) entitled, Improving Customer Satisfaction and Building Performance, for the federal General Services Administration.

Lee's teaching activities have resulted in the integration of required undergraduate courses related to design, environment, materials, structures and construction and he is faculty adviser for the Carnegie Mellon Solar Decathlon team. He is the director of the Master of Science in Sustainable Design program and was named Head of the School of Architecture in 2009.