Jung Moo Lee Joins HDR as Design Principal in San Francisco

Jung Moo Lee
Jung Moo Lee

Jung Moo Lee, AIA, LEED BD+C, is the new design principal for HDR’s architecture practice in San Francisco, California. Lee joins the global firm with more than 15 years of experience and a project portfolio that spans diverse project types, including workplace, science, health, hospitality, cultural, residential and education.

Since joining HDR, Lee has concentrated on work in the health sector, working with planners, designers, landscape designers, interior designers, and project managers to win international competitions and to bring after-competition design phases to completion.

“The HDR culture is one informed by highly active collaboration between offices and teams,” Lee said. “This makes for a fascinating and dynamic work environment.”

In fact, Lee notes that his passion is rooted in the core values of a collaborative integration of diverse disciplines and designs that are resilient and sustainable. “My work strives to overcome the unique challenge of finding balance between client needs and design excellence, always being sensitive to local cultures with full integration of the natural and built environment.” He applauds the profession’s move toward Net Zero building design through high-performance and kinetic/responsive design.

Lee comes to HDR after tenures with SOM and KPF. Some of the notable projects Lee has worked on include: the Royal Arts Complex, Riyahd, Saudi Arabia; NASA AMES Research Complex Master Plan, Mountain View, California; 95 Hawthorne Tower, San Francisco; Huawei Research Campus, Suzhou, China; and the Chongqing River Tower Chongqing, China.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley. In 2012, Lee served as an invited critic for UC Berkeley’s Graduate Design Studio, Vertical Cities Studio titled “Everyone Ages.”

You can reach Lee via jungmoo.lee [at] (email) or connect with him on LinkedIn.