Sally Lee

Sally Lee, AIA, NCARB, CDT

Education & Science Associate Principal

“Design is akin to solving a puzzle or playing a game of chess – there are many layers to consider and variables to account for – I enjoy working toward highly functional, beautiful, and inspiring solutions.”

Sally has earned a reputation for creativity, innovation, and attention to detail through her meaningful design approach that brings forth responsible, high-performing, and innovative architecture. A designer and architect by training, she has contributed to some of our most significant high-profile projects around the globe, with a focus on education, science, workplace, and mixed-use typologies.

As education & science associate principal in New York City, Sally directs and executes project leadership, strategic planning, and business development efforts that enable higher education institutions, life science corporations, and developers to achieve their missions and goals. She leverages her experience living and designing in places such as Hong Kong, Nigeria, and Washington, D.C., to create diverse cultural and spatial design experiences that enrich the relationships between individuals, communities, and environments.

Regarded as a thought leader in the industry, Sally has presented at the Lab Design Conference, Construction Owners Association of America Regional Conference, Healthy City Design International Congress, and the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education. She also dedicates time to lecturing at universities, serving as a guest juror on design critique panels, and being an active advisor to young aspiring architects as an advisory liaison with her alma mater, the University of Virginia.