Evelyn Lee

 

EVELYN LEE - Senior Contributing Editor
Evelyn is a 2012 dual degree candidate getting a sustainable MBA/MPA from the Presidio Graduate School. Trained as an architect, she received her Masters in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture’s (SCI-arc) Metropolitan Research and Design Program. Prior to going back to school, she was program manager for Public Architecture in San Francisco, CA, where she oversaw all aspects of their 1% Program, encouraging architects to give 1% of their time to the public good, pro bono. Evelyn is constantly searching for new avenues to expand her architectural knowledge, and is a freelance writer for a number of written and online publications. When she’s away from the computer, Evelyn enjoys running, playing the piano, driving her Prius, and coaching/playing soccer.

Evelyn can be contacted at evelyn.m.lee@gmail.com

Evelyn Lee
CA|BOOM4 OPENS IN SANTA MONICA, CA

CA|BOOM4 OPENS IN SANTA MONICA, CA

Friday marked the opening day of CABOOM4, and we love the new location at the Baker Hanger in Santa Monica, CA. While the day was only open to the professions of the trade, the evening

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THE 505 HOUSE: Award Winning Sustainable Design

THE 505 HOUSE: Award Winning Sustainable Design

Collaborative Designworks in Houston, Texas proves that sustainable design practices can lead to award-winning architecture. Their 505 Housing was recently one of the 19 recipients of the

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ECOS LIFELINK: Solar/Wind Water, Electricity & Wireless Station

ECOS LIFELINK: Solar/Wind Water, Electricity & Wireless Station

One of the most brilliant inventions we've seen to date is this mobile, portable structure which provides water purification, electricity and even wireless internet access - all through the

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UNLESS: GREEN ‘TIO’ CHAIR by Conscious Design

UNLESS: GREEN ‘TIO’ CHAIR by Conscious Design

The Tio Chair from New Zealand-based Conscious Design is green in more ways that one. Designed by Nathan Goldsworthy, Stu Barr and James Whitta, Tio's wood frame is environmentally-friendly,

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UNLESS GREEN FURNITURE DESIGN

UNLESS GREEN FURNITURE DESIGN

Taking a cue from Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing going to get better, its not,” Unless design delivers high style in a

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COLD LIGHT – Fiberoptic lamp brings sunlight indoors

COLD LIGHT – Fiberoptic lamp brings sunlight indoors

The Cold Light, a new fiberoptic sunlight tranport device, is the main attraction on display in Vienna at the Haus der Forschung. Called “0-24 Licht,” the design is the combined work

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MIT STUDY: GeoThermal to Supply 10% of Energy Demands

MIT STUDY: GeoThermal to Supply 10% of Energy Demands

Last month MIT released a study claiming that Geothermal Energy could meet up to 10% of U.S. energy demand by 2050. It took 30 years and an 18-member MIT-led panel to prepare a new study on

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GREEN BUILDING: Genzyme Center LEEDS the Way

GREEN BUILDING: Genzyme Center LEEDS the Way

The LEED Platinum rated Genzyme Center, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, plays host to over 900 of the biotech company’s employees and more than 400 weekly visitors. While it is easy to

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O-14 GREEN DUBAI TOWER

O-14 GREEN DUBAI TOWER

Form truly follows function when it comes to the façade of the lean green O-14 (pronounced “oh-14″) office tower which broke ground this past December in Dubai. At 22 stories tall,

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ECODESIGN: The Ultimate Source Book

ECODESIGN: The Ultimate Source Book

Long gone is the myth that eco-friendly and sustainable design comes at the sacrifice of style. EcoDesign (fully revised and updated) is the ultimate one-stop resource for all those looking to

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LIVING HOMES LEED PLATINUM Reception

LIVING HOMES LEED PLATINUM Reception

Photo by CJ Berg / Sunshine Divis This past Tuesday, Steve Glenn opened up his LivingHomes model home to celebrate the acceptance of the first-ever LEED Platinum plaque for Ray Kappe's prefab

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ILLUMAWALL by DUO-GARD

ILLUMAWALL by DUO-GARD

Meditation Room in Blacksburg VA, Virginia Tech Design Team for ABC’s Extreme Makeover We've been singing the praises of daylighting and translucent architecture ever since we began

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SOLATUBE SKYLIGHTS

SOLATUBE SKYLIGHTS

Skylights are a great addition to any house, as they bring in more natural light - cutting down on artificial light electricity costs, as well as promoting good health for a home's occupants.

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ELECTROLUX: HYDROSPHERE

ELECTROLUX: HYDROSPHERE

In the Electrolux Design Lab competition we just mentioned, our favorite submission was probably the HydroSphere - one of the runner-up picks among the nine finalists. The Electrolux Design Lab

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ULTIMATE TREE HOUSES AT THE DALLAS ARBORETUM

ULTIMATE TREE HOUSES AT THE DALLAS ARBORETUM

Leaves Imagination from HNTB & Brad Bell Studios December marks the last month of the 13 extreme tree houses on display at the Dallas Arboretum. The Dallas Arboretum Ultimate Tree House

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THE ALGAE-FILLED HUMMER O2

THE ALGAE-FILLED HUMMER O2

Wouldn't it be great if all the nasty gas-guzzling Hummers of the world could be replaced by a clean green vehicle that produces oxygen and is completely recyclable? If General Motors is able

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NEW GREEN TOWER IN MIAMI – The COR Building

NEW GREEN TOWER IN MIAMI – The COR Building

A new high rise is going up in Miami’s design district, and its a lean, green, eco machine. A collaboration between Chad Oppenheim architecture + design, energy consultant Buro Happold,

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AL GORE TO ADDRESS NATION’S ARCHITECTS

AL GORE TO ADDRESS NATION’S ARCHITECTS

Vice President Al Gore will be partying with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in San Antonio, Texas over Cinco de Mayo (Saturday May 5, 2007) next year as the closing keynote speaker

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GRASS COUCHES HIT THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO

GRASS COUCHES HIT THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO

If you happened to be in San Francisco this Friday, November 17th, you might have noticed the grass couches which sneakily popped up around the Ferry Building and Justin Herman Plaza. The

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QUIET REVOLUTION WIND TURBINE

QUIET REVOLUTION WIND TURBINE

Quiet Revolution Ltd has revolutionized the windmill with their new QuietRevolution wind turbine, the QR5. Not only is it one of the most visually appealing wind turbines available on the

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SOLAR-POWERED SUN BRICK

SOLAR-POWERED SUN BRICK

Spice up your patio or walkway this fall with Sun Bricks, the solar-powered ground lighting system that will guide people to your front door with their inviting glow. These flush-to-ground patio

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SUNPOWER: New super-efficient solar panels

SUNPOWER: New super-efficient solar panels

Silicon Valley is hot again, and it's a good thing for SunPower Corporation, a company which just released the most efficient solar panels to date. Based on the new Gen 2 Solar Cells, the

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KATRINA COTTAGE wins People’s Choice Award

KATRINA COTTAGE wins People’s Choice Award

The Katrina Cottage is in the news again: it was recently announced as the winner of the People's Choice at the annual Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards. The awards ceremony took place this

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CORE77 DESIGN 2.0: Design, Technology and the Future

CORE77 DESIGN 2.0: Design, Technology and the Future

If you are in or around Boston on November 15th between the hours of 1 and 6, we highly recommend you check out Core77’s latest Design 2.0 conference: Design, Technology, and the Future - A

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WIND SHAPED KINETIC PAVILION

WIND SHAPED KINETIC PAVILION

Fusing art, architecture, and renewable energy, California-based Michael Jantzen's Wind Shaped Pavilion is literally head-turning. The pavilion is a proposal for a large fabric structure that

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THE PERFECT $100,000 HOUSE

THE PERFECT $100,000 HOUSE

Who wouldn't love to go on a 14,000 mile cross-country trip in search for the perfect $100,000 house? While it may sound like the impossible quest, that's exactly what Karrie Jacobs, founding

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H-RACER: Hydrogen Fueled Toy Car

H-RACER: Hydrogen Fueled Toy Car

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PREFAB FRIDAY: MkSolaire

PREFAB FRIDAY: MkSolaire

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WEST COAST GREEN

WEST COAST GREEN

For those of you who are in the San Francisco area this week, we encourage you to join Inhabitat at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium where we will be making our way around West Coast Green, a

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SCRAPHOUSE DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE

SCRAPHOUSE DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE

Scraphouse made an appearance on Inhabitat last June when it made its debut during World Environment Day 2005 on the lawn in front of the City Hall in San Francisco. A sort of 3-D collage of

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