Tom Lee


Design Principal

Tom is responsible for the overall design direction of projects in HDR’s Chicago architecture studio. He also assists in recruiting and developing design talent and supports the management and strategy of the studio.

With over 13 years of design experience, Tom has worked on a broad range of building types, including educational, healthcare, science and technology, residential, retail, hospitality, institutional and cultural projects. Tom has served as a designer on numerous international and domestic commissions that have garnered local and national design awards and recognition.

Passionate about mentoring and training the next generation of architects, Tom has taught at the University of Cincinnati and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is an alumni. He has also served as a critic at both schools in addition to the Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

Tom is committed to giving back to both the local and design community and currently serves as a member of the Professional Board of PAWS Chicago, the Auxiliary Board of the Chicago Architecture Foundation and the MIT Club of Chicago.