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
Former Airbase Transformed Into LEED Gold ASU Polytechnic Campus

Former Airbase Transformed Into LEED Gold ASU Polytechnic Campus

Environmental strategies were taken into consideration throughout the campus' design. The plan is based on a 30’x30’ repetitive module that can be easily reconfigured to accommodate future

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Denmark’s Solar-Powered Herstedlund Center is a Vibrant Community Hub

Denmark’s Solar-Powered Herstedlund Center is a Vibrant Community Hub

Dorte Mandrop Arkitekter Architects designed the project with sustainability in mind, and it meets Tier 2 Energy standards. The center's green building strategies include solar panels, passive

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Fortune Brainstorm Green 2011 Invites Industry Leaders to Discuss Sustainability

Fortune Brainstorm Green 2011 Invites Industry Leaders to Discuss Sustainability

Fortune Brainstorm Green 2011 is looking forward to a more sustainable future. More companies are learning to better balance on the three pillars that encapsulates what many consider a

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Virtually Attend Fortune’s Brainstorm Green Conference Today at 4pm PST

Virtually Attend Fortune’s Brainstorm Green Conference Today at 4pm PST

Attend Brainstorm Green online today at 4pm PST! Fortune Magazine has teamed up with the Nature Conservancy, NRDC, and the Environmental Defense Fund to bring together some of the brightest

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UBM Seeks LEED Platinum for New SF Office with ‘Me Space to We Space’ Design

UBM Seeks LEED Platinum for New SF Office with ‘Me Space to We Space’ Design

United Business Media is seeking LEED Platinum for their new San Francisco Office, creating a change from a “Me Space to We Space” as they adapt their operations from print media to the new

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One Loudoun Place: A New Sustainable Mixed Use Community in DC

One Loudoun Place: A New Sustainable Mixed Use Community in DC

Sitting on 359 acres, One Loudoun is a master-planned community in Loudoun County, Virginia featuring 150-acres of public land and miles of walking trails. The rest of the acreage will feature

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Estria Foundation Address the Water Crisis With 10 Murals in 10 Cities

Estria Foundation Address the Water Crisis With 10 Murals in 10 Cities

The Estria Foundation recently unveiled the first of ten murals in their “Water Writes” campaign, which focuses on expressing the perspectives of communities that are highly affected by

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Windsor Fire Station #2 Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Windsor Fire Station #2 Achieves LEED Gold Certification

The City of Windsor’s new Fire Station just achieved LEED Gold Certification, ensuring a healthy and productive work environment for the city’s firefighters. The new fire station exceeds

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Adaptable Live Work Home Wrapped With a Beautiful Perforated Facade

Adaptable Live Work Home Wrapped With a Beautiful Perforated Facade

The Live Work Home is integrating the concept of social, economic, and environmental sustainability back to Syacuse, New York by building green. Designed by Cook + Fox, the concept for the home

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UC Davis’ Modern Student Health Center Targets LEED Gold

UC Davis’ Modern Student Health Center Targets LEED Gold

The U.C. Davis Student Health and Wellness Center is ensuring the university’s student body remains healthy while setting a green example. Designed by WRNS Studio, the new 77,000 square-foot

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Mandarin Oriental Treetop Villas are Luxurious, Sustainable Island Hideouts

Mandarin Oriental Treetop Villas are Luxurious, Sustainable Island Hideouts

Chad Oppenheim was selected by the Mandarin Oriental Group to develop 8 villas in the the Turks and Caicos Islands that pay homage to the hyper sensitivity of the location's unique natural

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Camp JRF Gets an Eco-Village Upgrade by Metcalfe Architecture

Camp JRF Gets an Eco-Village Upgrade by Metcalfe Architecture

Camp JRF, a Jewish Reconstructionist summer camp in the Poconos, is due to receive an Eco-Village upgrade just uphill from the existing camp. Designed by Metcalf Architecture & Design, the

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Los Angeles City Council Unanimously Approves Plan for 1,680 Miles of Bikeways

Los Angeles City Council Unanimously Approves Plan for 1,680 Miles of Bikeways

Fans of human powered bi-peds in the City of Angels rejoice! The Los Angeles City Council just approved a plan calling for 1,680 miles of interconnected bikeways. The new undertaking will call

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Honda CR-Z Hybrid Sport Coupe for a Spin

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Honda CR-Z Hybrid Sport Coupe for a Spin

Inhabitat recently had the opportunity to test drive the new 2011 Honda CR-Z Sport Coupe in all three of its modes: Eco, Normal and Sport. A Prius driver myself, I have to admit there are times

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Proto Homes’ Sunlight Residence Signals a New Dawn for Sustainable Modern Homes

Proto Homes’ Sunlight Residence Signals a New Dawn for Sustainable Modern Homes

Proto Homes' Founder and CEO Frank Vafaee combined his knowledge of architecture and construction with his desire to make modern architecture more affordable. An integral part of the company's

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Chad Oppenheim Selected to Design the Philippines’ First Certified Green Project

Chad Oppenheim Selected to Design the Philippines’ First Certified Green Project

Chad Oppenheim unveiled first certified “Green Project” in the Philippines, under the county’s own new green building rating system, BERDE (Building for Ecologically Responsive Design

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Ego: Explore the Ocean in a Personal Electric Submarine!

Ego: Explore the Ocean in a Personal Electric Submarine!

The Ego is an electric submarine that is guaranteed to change your perspective on open-water craft -- it literally puts you face-to-face with fish while keeping you dry. Powered by an electric

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Eastern Michigan University’s New Science Center Reaches for LEED Silver

Eastern Michigan University’s New Science Center Reaches for LEED Silver

Eastern Michigan University just unveiled a $90 million, energy-efficient addition and renovation to their Mark Jefferson Science Building. Designed by Lord, Aeck, & Sargent, the addition

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Luxury Beachside Vicino House in SoCal Earns LEED Platinum

Luxury Beachside Vicino House in SoCal Earns LEED Platinum

Overlooking the bluffs of Pacific Palisades, California, the ultra-sustainable Vicino House features 180-degree views of both the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Bay. The original house,

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TAMING TYPHOONS: Incredible Storm Water System in Japan

TAMING TYPHOONS: Incredible Storm Water System in Japan

If you think that’s a computer rendering, guess again. The incredible engineering masterpiece pictured above is a massive stormwater management solution for the metropolitan area of the city

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The EV Project Secures $230 Million to Roll out 15,000 EV Chargers Across the States

The EV Project Secures $230 Million to Roll out 15,000 EV Chargers Across the States

Just this month ECOtality North America received a $2.87 million grant from San Francisco, marking a total $230 million in funding to roll out the EV Project -- the United States' largest

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Thai Temple Built From One Million Recycled Bottles

Thai Temple Built From One Million Recycled Bottles

The Wat Pa Maha Chedio Kaew temple has found a way to bottle-up Nirvana, literally. The temple, which sits in Thailand’s Sisaket province, roughly 370 miles northeast of Bangkok is made of

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KieranTimberlake and LivingHomes Unveil LEED Platinum KTLH1.5 House

KieranTimberlake and LivingHomes Unveil LEED Platinum KTLH1.5 House

LivingHomes recently added a brand new KieranTimberlake house to their growing collection of LEED Platinum residences. The KTLH1.5 joins LivingHomes' collection of over 10 homes (with three more

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Green Roofed London Hotel is Buried Underground

Green Roofed London Hotel is Buried Underground

This five star hotel is going under - underground that is! Designed by ReardonSmith Architects for a proposed development at Hersham Golf Club in Surrey, London, this new subterranean hotel

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HOK and Woods Bagot’s Langfang Eco-Smart City Master Plan Wins AIA Urban Design Award

HOK and Woods Bagot’s Langfang Eco-Smart City Master Plan Wins AIA Urban Design Award

The Langfang Eco-Smart City Master Plan was recently honored with the only 2010 Merit Award for Urban Design by the AIA Hong Kong chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The urban

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Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens

Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens

Vertical Wall on Jean Nouvel's Musée du quai Branly Plants have found a home on walls for centuries, but are sometimes incongruous with architecture, often breaking down the structural

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Qatar Unveils New Green Stadium Designs for 2022 FIFA World Cup!

Qatar Unveils New Green Stadium Designs for 2022 FIFA World Cup!

The brand new stadiums, Al-Khor, Al-Wakrah, and Al-Shamal, will each be assembled using modular components for easy disassembly and transport at the close of the game. Each stadium will exceed

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Chad Oppenheim Proposes LEED Skyscraper for Miami’s Skyline

Chad Oppenheim Proposes LEED Skyscraper for Miami’s Skyline

The mixed-use building provides over 250,000 square-feet of housing for the College in addition to two levels of street-side commercial space that wraps the entirety of the building’s base.

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Laguna Honda is California’s First LEED Certified Hospital

Laguna Honda is California’s First LEED Certified Hospital

Image © David Wakely Thanks to the design guidance provided by the Center for Health Design, the design of the new building enhances the therapeutic effects offered by the lush 62-acre

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The Red Box: A Sustainable Addition Gives an LA Home Breathtaking New Views

The Red Box: A Sustainable Addition Gives an LA Home Breathtaking New Views

This sustainably built home addition, lovingly called the Red Box, gives its residents new, sweeping views of Los Angeles including a direct line of sight to the famous Griffith Observatory.

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