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
LivingHomes Announces National Availability of Ray Kappe’s Green Prefabs

LivingHomes Announces National Availability of Ray Kappe’s Green Prefabs

Fabulous prefab design just became more accessible as LivingHomes has announced that homes by award-winning architect Ray Kappe will be available at lower cost on a national scale. The six

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Renovated Sugar Refinery to Provide Sweet New Homes in Brooklyn

Renovated Sugar Refinery to Provide Sweet New Homes in Brooklyn

An old sugar refinery in Brooklyn is getting a second chance at the sweet life thanks to the designers at Rafael Vinoly Architects (RVA) PC, who have proposed a massive green renovation for the

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IS IT GREEN?: Las Vegas CityCenter

IS IT GREEN?: Las Vegas CityCenter

The CityCenter mega-resort opened last month to fanfare, press, and a fireworks display fitting of a 67-acre 8.7 billion dollar gamble sitting on the Las Vegas Strip. The project surpassed its

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Top 5 Green Cars at the LA Auto Show!

Top 5 Green Cars at the LA Auto Show!

The LA Auto Show is off and running, and Inhabitat was on the scene earlier this week to witness the unveiling of all the lean, green rides on display. Throughout the show we were struck by the

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Honda Unveils Ultracompact P-NUT Car

Honda Unveils Ultracompact P-NUT Car

The folks over at Honda just unveiled their highly controversial new ultracompact car, the P-Nut (Personal-Neo Urban Transport), at the LA Car Show, and it really redefines what it means for a

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LivingHomes Delivers KieranTimberlake Prefab in Orange County

LivingHomes Delivers KieranTimberlake Prefab in Orange County

LivingHomes had the honor of building the first LEED Platinum certified home in the US, and now they're on schedule to deliver the first LEED Platinum certified home in Orange County. The new

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Kor Unveils Limited Edition Water Vessels that Give Back

Kor Unveils Limited Edition Water Vessels that Give Back

With all the controversy and outrage surrounding the presence of BPA in plastic water bottles, KOR has stood by its commitment to encourage individuals to stop buying disposable bottled water

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Chrome Hotel’s Swiss Cheese Facade Saves Energy

Chrome Hotel’s Swiss Cheese Facade Saves Energy

Sanjay Puri Architect's new Chrome Hotel features a fresh façade punctuated with holes that allow natural light to stream in while keeping air-conditioning costs to a minimum. The opaque

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Cherokee Lofts: Renovated Recording Studio Seeks LEED Platinum

Cherokee Lofts: Renovated Recording Studio Seeks LEED Platinum

We first announced Pugh + Scarpa's Cherokee Lofts in Los Angeles two years ago, and we're excited to say that the renovated recording studio debuted last month with a Rock N’Platinum grand

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Opportunity Green Proves That Green Design is Good Business

Opportunity Green Proves That Green Design is Good Business

This year’s Opportunity Green conference proved that good design means good business, and it started from the moment we walked in the door. We were bestowed with a Kor water bottle (to be

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Opportunity Green is This Weekend!

Opportunity Green is This Weekend!

If you’re interested in the intersection of business, design, and sustainability and will be in the Los Angeles area this weekend, we highly recommend checking out this year's Opportunity

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Puri Indah House: Poetic Sustainability in Jakarta, Indonesia

Puri Indah House: Poetic Sustainability in Jakarta, Indonesia

When Architect Adi Purnomo of Mamostudio set out to design a live, work, and exhibition space for a photographer/painter client, he knew that maximizing natural light would be a necessity.

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Elwood Green: 6 Star Sustainably Built Apartment Complex

Elwood Green: 6 Star Sustainably Built Apartment Complex

High Density green living is on the rise in Elwood, Australia with Crosby Architect’s new Elwood Green project. Living up to its name, the high-density apartment building will house 25 units

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Mesa Community College’s Physical Science Buiding Gets LEED Gold

Mesa Community College’s Physical Science Buiding Gets LEED Gold

Mesa Community College recently completed work on a stunning physical science building that exceeded LEED expectations when it was awarded LEED-NC Gold. Designed by the award-winning

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Natural Fusion: Penn State’s Solar Decathlon House

Natural Fusion: Penn State’s Solar Decathlon House

A team of students from Penn State recently unveiled their Natural Fusion residence, which has been selected as one of 20 ultra-efficient homes set to make an appearance at this year’s Solar

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Steven Holl’s Green Linked Hybrid Housing Complex Opens!

Steven Holl’s Green Linked Hybrid Housing Complex Opens!

Sitting on the outskirts of Beijing, Steven Holl’s eco city-within-a-city is now accepting more than 2,500 new residents. Featured previously on Inhabitat, Holl’s Linked Hybrid Development

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Is It Green?: Method Home Products

Is It Green?: Method Home Products

Launched in 2001, Method was conceived by two former roommates to offer eco-friendly, safe and effective home cleaning products. Out to prove that being green is cool, chief brand architect,”

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Top 5 Greenest Schools

Top 5 Greenest Schools

With back to school season in full swing, we couldn't help but wonder which colleges and universities are rated at the top of the green class. And with all the research that high school Juniors

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NASA Base is Most Sustainable Federal Building Project in America

NASA Base is Most Sustainable Federal Building Project in America

NASA has planted its flag on planet Earth (for a change) with the groundbreaking of their “Sustainability Base” this week. The new endeavor is located on their Ames campus in Moffett Field,

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IS IT GREEN?: Clorox Green Works

IS IT GREEN?: Clorox Green Works

Launched in January of 2008, Clorox’s line of natural cleaning products, Green Works, currently holds more than a 40% share of the natural home cleaning market. The first year success of their

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ADEX: Futuristic PreFab for Modular Off-Grid Living

ADEX: Futuristic PreFab for Modular Off-Grid Living

ADEX is a system for building self-sufficient prefabricated pod houses that are capable of adapting to different sites while meeting the changing needs of their inhabitants. The modular eco

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Track Your Trash: Want to Know Where Your Starbucks Cup Ends Up?

Track Your Trash: Want to Know Where Your Starbucks Cup Ends Up?

Would seeing exactly where our trash goes change our consumer habits? That’s what a team of MIT researchers set to find out with Project Trash Track. The innovative system uses special

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OLED Breakthrough Yields 75% More Efficient Lights

OLED Breakthrough Yields 75% More Efficient Lights

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) recently announced a breakthrough in OLED technology that shatters all prior efficiency standards, reducing the

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Renovated Herbert Art Gallery Fuses Modern with Medieval

Renovated Herbert Art Gallery Fuses Modern with Medieval

The Herbert Art Gallery recently received a stunning renovation by Pringle Richards Sharratt Architects that fuses a modern extension with the walls of an ancient medieval city that once stood

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William McDonough + Partners’ Flow House in New Orleans

William McDonough + Partners’ Flow House in New Orleans

Inhabitat favorites William McDonough + Partners debuted their 100% Cradle to Cradle Flow House this past week. The Flow House is the first in a series of duplexes being designed by architects

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Varian Designs’ Reclaimed Furniture Fuses Old with New

Varian Designs’ Reclaimed Furniture Fuses Old with New

Old bequeaths new in Varian Designs' beautiful reclaimed furniture, which blends found materials and craftsman techniques with a modern aesthetic. Each piece in this sustainably crafted line is

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Largest Eco-Village in the UK Will Boast Zero Carbon Homes

Largest Eco-Village in the UK Will Boast Zero Carbon Homes

The United Kingdom’s Hanham Hall Development is the largest eco-village aspiration to date. Designed by HTA and funded by Barratt Developments and the Homes & Communities Agency, there

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Woolley Pockets: Build Your Own Garden of Eden

Woolley Pockets: Build Your Own Garden of Eden

Woolly Pockets is bringing the Garden of Eden indoors with their incredible planters for your walls and floors. These breathable little pockets of green are composed of 60% recycled plastic

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Marmol Radziner and Dwell Debut New Skyline Series of Prefabs

Marmol Radziner and Dwell Debut New Skyline Series of Prefabs

Inhabitat favorites Marmol Radziner Prefab and Dwell have teamed together in a joint effort to bring “good design to everyone” with their recently debuted Skyline series of prefabs! Unveiled

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