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
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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New LEED Platinum Town Center Opens Up in Yountville, California

New LEED Platinum Town Center Opens Up in Yountville, California

The town of Yountville, California is hoping to receive LEED Platinum certification for their brand new 10,000 square-feet town center. Designed by Siegal and Strain, the new structure places a

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LEED Gold Cyan Building Offers Eco Apartments in Downtown Portland

LEED Gold Cyan Building Offers Eco Apartments in Downtown Portland

The new LEED Gold Cyan Building by THA Architecture Inc. and GBD Architects rises sixteen stories above Portland’s downtown streetscape, offering a new model for sustainable urban living. The

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Walsh College Achieves LEED Gold Through Innovative Design

Walsh College Achieves LEED Gold Through Innovative Design

Walsh College in Troy, Michigan recently went through unusual lengths to earn its LEED Gold certification. The campus primarily hosts evening classes for mid-career professionals who commute to

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Northwest Maritime Center Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Northwest Maritime Center Achieves LEED Gold Certification

The Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, Washington is promoting and preserving a rich maritime heritage in an equally rich sustainable environment. The center was recently awarded LEED

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1920′s Mercantile Building Transformed Into Modern Residence

1920′s Mercantile Building Transformed Into Modern Residence

The Leavitt Residence is a beautiful adaptive reuse of a 1920's mercantile building in the Chicago neighborhood of Bucktown. Completed in 2008, the renovation built upon the 8,600 sq ft,

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LAR’s Towering Residential Pyramid is a Mayan Marvel

LAR’s Towering Residential Pyramid is a Mayan Marvel

Paying homage to the past, LAR's new design for a mixed-use residential and office building takes on a massive shape reminiscent of the site's Mayan ancestry. The towering pyramid, which is

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Inhabitat’s Top Green Car Picks from the LA Auto Show

Inhabitat’s Top Green Car Picks from the LA Auto Show

Automobiles have managed to garner more interest over the past year, and the motor companies have expanded their exhibitions to make them more interactive than last year’s showing. We would

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The LINK: An Innovative Approach to Historic Preservation

The LINK: An Innovative Approach to Historic Preservation

The LINK is a mixed-use project in Phoenix, Arizona that proves historic preservation can coexist with innovation. Originally built in the 1950's and located in the heart of the Phoenix

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College of Marin Unveils New Sustainable Academic Center

College of Marin Unveils New Sustainable Academic Center

The College of Marin is promoting community engagement and environmental stewardship with their new sustainable academic center in Northern California. TLCD Architecture + Mark Cavagnero

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Miller Hull’s Safari Drive Eco Condos Win National Honors

Miller Hull’s Safari Drive Eco Condos Win National Honors

In a desert city known for sprawl, Miller Hull Partnership has delivered an award-winning development that goes to show density can be a good thing. The Safari Drive Condominiums in Arizona

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UCSD Unveils Striking New Student Housing Building

UCSD Unveils Striking New Student Housing Building

The University of California San Diego's striking new Rita Atkinson Residences may have students across the states scrambling to fill out an application. The graduate student housing building is

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Princeton Charter School Builds a More Sustainable Education

Princeton Charter School Builds a More Sustainable Education

The Princeton Charter School (PCS) has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to education, and now it's upping its environmental credentials as well. The school recently made a very

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The Ki Kicks Off on San Francisco’s Treasure Island This Week!

The Ki Kicks Off on San Francisco’s Treasure Island This Week!

Heads up San Francisco readers! This weekend The Ki is bringing a totally new experience to San Francisco that features the finest sustainable designs, technologies, fashions, foods, wines,

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DesignWeek LA 2010 Kicks Off This Week!

DesignWeek LA 2010 Kicks Off This Week!

Heads up Los Angeles design fans! DesignWeek LA is currently in full swing, bringing an explosion of design events to the greater Los Angeles area. The event runs straight through Sunday and

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Lake Tahoe House Takes Little Away from the Environment

Lake Tahoe House Takes Little Away from the Environment

Building site-sensitive structures in destinations such as Lake Tahoe requires special care when it comes to preserving the local environment. Taking this approach to heart, the architects at

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Design for Reuse Primer: Inspiration for Reclaimed Materials

Design for Reuse Primer: Inspiration for Reclaimed Materials

Turning architectural trash into treasure, Public Architecture’s new e-publication 'Design for Reuse Primer' provides excellent inspiration as well as plenty of eye candy for those looking to

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Moss House: Green California Home Built With Love

Moss House: Green California Home Built With Love

© Perry Kwok The aptly named Moss House is a beautiful eco-residence that thrives under cloudy skies near the beaches of Northern California. Located south of San Francisco, the house was

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Recovery Huts: Durable Disaster Shelters Set up in a Snap

Recovery Huts: Durable Disaster Shelters Set up in a Snap

Emergency Recovery Huts are better than tents and easier to set-up and breakdown.

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Gehry’s Santa Monica Place Goes Green With LEED Renovation

Gehry’s Santa Monica Place Goes Green With LEED Renovation

The $265-million makeover, turned Gehry's 1980 enclosed three story structure into an outdoor mall experience that's on its way to LEED Silver.

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LA Businesses Push for Nation’s Largest Solar Feed-In Tariff

LA Businesses Push for Nation’s Largest Solar Feed-In Tariff

The business community in Los Angeles is going green in a big way by pushing forward a plan to energize the city with the nation's largest solar feed-in tariff. At the forefront of the movement

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LA Beyond Cars: A Global Perspective on Rail and Public Space

LA Beyond Cars: A Global Perspective on Rail and Public Space

Los Angeles is taking a progressive look at public transportation and railLA is leading the way, bringing together the forces of the Los Angeles Chapters of the American Institute of Architects

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Zero-Emission Eunoia Airship Takes to the Skies

Zero-Emission Eunoia Airship Takes to the Skies

Thomas Tzortzi updates the traditional zeppelin, providing luxurious accommodations for air travelers will emitting zero emissions in his concept airship, the Eunoia.

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Inhabitat’s Spring Greening Contest Winners on Sale!!!

Inhabitat’s Spring Greening Contest Winners on Sale!!!

Sarah Turner's Recycled Soda Bottle Lamps: Hanging White Soda Bottle Pendant starting at $675 Green and Blue Soda Bottle Table Lights starting at $280 Sarah Turner turns various plastic soda

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LAcarGuy Jumpstarts LA’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

LAcarGuy Jumpstarts LA’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Last week at a preview event for one of Fisker‘s first showrooms, the LAcarGuy made his move to become the first automotive dealer in the US to offer “Level 2″ electric vehicle

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LA’s 40th Annual Architecture Awards Celebrate Sustainable Designs

LA’s 40th Annual Architecture Awards Celebrate Sustainable Designs

The honorable Anthony Villaraigosa, mayor of Los Angeles, was on hand at the awards, noting that as a major metropolitan city, Los Angeles contains more LEED certified buildings than other

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Inhabitat Reports on the Best of Dwell On Design 2010!

Inhabitat Reports on the Best of Dwell On Design 2010!

Inhabitat set up a booth in collaboration with Touch Studio to showcase the winners of our 2010 Spring Greening DIY Design Competition. Dwell Outdoor showcased an incredible array of

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Marmol Radziner Launches Affordable New Locomo Prefab!

Marmol Radziner Launches Affordable New Locomo Prefab!

Inhabitat favorite Marmol Radziner just officially launched a brand new line of affordable modular prefab homes, the Locomo (which stands for LOwer COst MOdular). The official announcement was

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Dwell on Design: Inhabitat Teams up With Touch for Pop-Up Eco Shop!

Dwell on Design: Inhabitat Teams up With Touch for Pop-Up Eco Shop!

Conference goers at this year's Dwell on Design event will have ample opportunities to do some shopping, and thanks to a unique collaboration with Touch in Culver City (who helped curate our

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Inhabitat is Looking for Dwell on Design Volunteers!

Inhabitat is Looking for Dwell on Design Volunteers!

Hey Los Angeles readers! Want to score a free ticket to the West Coast's largest design event, Dwell on Design? We're looking for a few volunteers to help us man our fabulous Inhabibooth during

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