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
MODERN PLAY SHED

MODERN PLAY SHED

Who says prefab is just for adults? Certainly not Ryan Grey Smith. Best known for his diminutive Modern-Shed, the architect and father is now designing prefab for the pint-sized. Complete with

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GIRARI

GIRARI

Recycled aluminum specialists Girari have been producing sustainable home furnishings from post-consumer aluminum for over ten years. Girari's gorgeous line can be seen in-person at their brand

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RUBBERSIDEWALKS

RUBBERSIDEWALKS

Across the country, cities constantly struggle with public safety and ongoing financial burdens caused by tree roots lifting cracked concrete sidewalks. Rubbersidewalks offer a convenient

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MANGO LEAF

MANGO LEAF

Uniquely modern, wonderfully colorful and one hundred percent natural (including the dyes), Mango Leaf's line of handspun bamboo products put an elegant eco spin on standard wooden dishware.

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BAMBOO SLIDE TABLE

BAMBOO SLIDE TABLE

Bamboo continues to be an Inhabitat favorite, and we especially love bamboo furniture that unfolds to provide variety in tight spaces. The Bamboo Slide Table was specially designed for those

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P’KOLINO

P’KOLINO

Derived from the Italian word Piccolino meaning "Little One", the creators of P'kolino's Play Table and Play Tower have created innovative furniture for children that encourages them to learn

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VENTO DOOR

VENTO DOOR

The Vento Door by Akira Yoshimura combines the functionality of magazine rack with the utility of a door, creating something stylish out of the mundane. The inspiration for the Vento door

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INFLATABLE CONCRETE CANVAS

INFLATABLE CONCRETE CANVAS

Take the Concrete Canvas, add air and water, wait twelve hours, and you have a portable building that offers more structural stability than a tent at half the cost of existing portable

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NEW MATERIAL: ShetkaSTONE

NEW MATERIAL: ShetkaSTONE

Recycling paper is often just about creating more (you guessed it) paper, but a Minnesotan company by the name of All Paper Recycling has been taking recycled paper and converting it into a

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WOODEN LED CLOCK

WOODEN LED CLOCK

Minimalist wood block + high-tech LEDs = one fabulous combination. We love the simplicity of this Japanese clock design: when the clock is turned off it resembles little more than a wood block.

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TWIN CREEKS SCIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER

TWIN CREEKS SCIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER

The National Park Service kicked off the New Year by breaking ground on their Twin Creeks Science and Education Center. The First-of-its-kind facility will support all of the Taxa Biodiversity

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RECYCLED GEAR CLOCK

RECYCLED GEAR CLOCK

Who would ever guess that a flat bicycle tire could lead to design innovation? After getting a flat tire on the way to his recycling job, designer took the deflated inner tube and used it to

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LA: Green Drinks, West Side

LA: Green Drinks, West Side

When: 7-10pm Where: The West Side Green Drinks location changes frequently. Please check the Green Drinks website to confirm before heading over (www.lagreendrinks.org). Green Drinks allows

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LINKED HYBRID HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

LINKED HYBRID HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

The urgent need for dense housing in China due to a booming economy and the displacement of many residents who resided near the Yangtze River dam leaves little room or time to design creatively.

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STUDIO1AM Cork Cuff

STUDIO1AM Cork Cuff

Although we've seen plenty of furniture and housewares made out of recycled cork, we were pleasantly surprised to come across Studio 1am's recycled cork jewelry. Who knew that cork could make

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STUDIO1AM Industrial Bloom

STUDIO1AM Industrial Bloom

At Inhabitat, we are always on the hunt for unusual new materials, as well as novel uses of old ones. Recently, we've been spotting some very original contemporary jewelry from creative

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COMPETITION: Designing the Future of New Orleans

COMPETITION: Designing the Future of New Orleans

Architectural Record, in partnership with the Tulane School of Architecture, has announced two International design competions to propose new housing for New Orleans in the aftermath of

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H-HAUS

H-HAUS

H-Haus is taking a new look at prefabrication with their “Assembled Concept” – a process which utilizes pre-manufactured pieces that are designed to be assembled on site,

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MEALBOX

MEALBOX

If you think design for take-out is just about plastic forks and chinese paper cartons - think again. The Mealbox by Igland Design is furniture design for take out. It allows you to bring your

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AIA PROMOTES SUSTAINABILITY

AIA PROMOTES SUSTAINABILITY

Buildings account for: +65.2% of the total US electricity consumption +30% of the total US greenhouse gas emissions and +136 million tons of construction and demolition waste

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ESBY SARAH CLOCK

ESBY SARAH CLOCK

As the chill of winter settles in, some of us can?t help but look forward to spring, when flowers burst into bloom and the air holds a certain hopeful anticipation of warm days to come. The

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NUSTA SPA

NUSTA SPA

Contemporary sophistication and environmentally-friendly design have made Nusta Spa the first spa to achieve LEED Gold Certification for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI). Located in downtown

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