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
Beautiful Garden Studio Built from Reclaimed Fence

Beautiful Garden Studio Built from Reclaimed Fence

Here's a project that will get any weekend warrior excited, especially one tackling the tear-down and installation of a new fence. Occupying a footprint of no more than 8’ x 10’ this little

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Kaplan Thompson House: Virginia’s First LEED Platinum Home

Kaplan Thompson House: Virginia’s First LEED Platinum Home

Arlington, Virginia recently received its first LEED Platinum home, which simultaneously holds the honor of Best Single Family Residential Project from the Virginia Sustainable Building Network.

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Studio Shift’s Epic Green Center For Disease Control

Studio Shift’s Epic Green Center For Disease Control

Scientific research unites with the public landscape in Studio Shift’s honorable mention submission for Taiwan’s Center for Disease Control. Cited as a gateway to the future development of

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Taiwan’s Beautiful Bioshell Center for Disease Control

Taiwan’s Beautiful Bioshell Center for Disease Control

Inspired by the elegant form of the Nautilus Shell, the Taiwan Center for Disease Control's BioLab conceals a dangerous riddle within its outer skin. Usually only visible to the naked eye, the

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Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner Transformed Into Lamp

Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner Transformed Into Lamp

Ben Light’s namesake shines through in this brilliant lamp born from his resolve to salvage his grandfather’s old Electrolux vacuum cleaner. One of fifteen finalists in our Spring Greening

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Foster + Partner’s Sand Dune-Inspired UAE Pavilion

Foster + Partner’s Sand Dune-Inspired UAE Pavilion

A golden sand dune-inspired structure begins to take shape as Foster + Partners recently broke ground upon their UAE pavilion for the 2010 Shanghai Expo. A showcase of passive environmental

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PREFAB FRIDAY: CitizenM Hotels

PREFAB FRIDAY: CitizenM Hotels

Prefabricated design welcomes the weary traveler at CitizenM Hotels, where luxury accommodations are available at economical prices thanks to the streamlined production of the modular units that

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El Japonez: Glass Restaurant Lined with a Living Green Wall

El Japonez: Glass Restaurant Lined with a Living Green Wall

Located in Mexico City, Restaurant Japonez offers hungry souls searching for Asian-inspired dishes a serene landscape seated between a stunning living wall, wood, and an incredible glass

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Mushrooms Ate My Furniture: Biodegradable Bench in Bloom

Mushrooms Ate My Furniture: Biodegradable Bench in Bloom

Designer Shinwei Rhoda Yen is turning furniture inside out with her ‘mushrooms ate my furniture’ chair. A contemporary addition to any garden, the seat of natural wood provides an excellent

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Inflatable Diamond Grid Eco-Pavilion by Various Architects

Inflatable Diamond Grid Eco-Pavilion by Various Architects

Various Architects recently designed this striking Renaissance Pavilion for a competition to create a mobile performance space for Yorkshire Forward. Based upon a set of structural concepts

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Mushroom Cities: Tropical Urban Rainforests

Mushroom Cities: Tropical Urban Rainforests

As cities stretch to accommodate the world's skyrocketing population, loyal Inhabitat followers are surely familiar with skyscrapers and other vertical solutions to cope with urban

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Leicester College Unveils Energy-Efficient Abbey Park Campus

Leicester College Unveils Energy-Efficient Abbey Park Campus

Upfront planning goes a long way when it comes to building for sustainability. In their design for Liecester College’s new £25 million Abbey Park campus, Bond Bryan Architects utilized

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RITI Coffee Printer Uses Your Coffee Grounds for Eco Ink!

RITI Coffee Printer Uses Your Coffee Grounds for Eco Ink!

For those of you who enjoy a cup of joe with your morning paper, the RITI Coffee printer offers an ingenious way to green your morning ritual: by turning your old coffee grounds into a

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RENOVATION: A Sustainable Addition to an Old Victorian

RENOVATION: A Sustainable Addition to an Old Victorian

Increasing densification of urban areas is not a new problem, and unfortunately solutions to this dilemma usually result in the construction of an apartment building where an old, aging house

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Living Moss Carpet Adds a Touch of Green to Your Bathroom

Living Moss Carpet Adds a Touch of Green to Your Bathroom

There’s nothing like the feeling of fresh cut grass under the toes, especially when stepping out of the shower. This Moss Carpet by Nguyen La Chanh brings the outside indoors in an

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Singapore Unfurls A Sail-Shaped Green Skyscraper

Singapore Unfurls A Sail-Shaped Green Skyscraper

A luminous sail-shaped skyscraper is nearing completion in Singapore, proving that there’s always room to grow despite the constraints of urban density. Designed by NBBJ Architects, The Sail @

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ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability Revitalizes Old Building

ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability Revitalizes Old Building

Old bequeaths new in the form of Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability, situated in the campus' beautifully renovated former Nursing Building. Conceived by Lord, Aeck

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CES 2009: Flexible OLED Wrist Display Unveiled

CES 2009: Flexible OLED Wrist Display Unveiled

We always knew that cutting edge-technology integrated with OLEDs would provide some crazy gadgets in the future - we just had no idea we’d see them take on the form of a fashion accessory so

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Times Square Unveils A Dazzling LED New Year’s Ball

Times Square Unveils A Dazzling LED New Year’s Ball

This New Year's Eve Times Square in New York is set to debut a dazzling new LED-encrusted New Year's ball! Composed of 32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs, the 12-foot wide energy-efficient orb

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Make It Right Goes LEED Platinum

Make It Right Goes LEED Platinum

Having lost over 14,000 occupants to the floods of Katrina, the lower ninth ward is now tasked not only with rebuilding homes, but rebuilding community. Recently the Make It Right campaign gave

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GE Unveils the World’s First OLED Christmas Tree

GE Unveils the World’s First OLED Christmas Tree

Recently the OLED research team over at General Electric unveiled the world's first OLED Christmas Tree! Forging ahead of the usual end-of-the-year slowdown, GE’s Global Research Center

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Hearst Tower Wins the 2008 International Highrise Award

Hearst Tower Wins the 2008 International Highrise Award

Recently New York's visionary Hearst tower was honored as the winner of the prestigious 2008 International Highrise Award. Constructed by Inhabitat favorites Norman Foster and Partners, the LEED

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Steven Holl’s Stunning Solar Copenhagen Bridge

Steven Holl’s Stunning Solar Copenhagen Bridge

A welcoming beacon before a shining expanse of sea, Steven Holl Architects' LM project will update Copenhagen's waterfront with two eye-catching photovoltaic-sheathed skyscrapers and a sky

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The Superstar is a Star-Shaped Self-Sustaining City of the Future

The Superstar is a Star-Shaped Self-Sustaining City of the Future

The city of tomorrow takes to the skies in an incredible new concept from Beijing-based MAD Architects. Although its spires may look menacing, the aptly named Superstar is a completely

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The Beautifully Adapted Wing Luke Asian Museum

The Beautifully Adapted Wing Luke Asian Museum

The new Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle, WA is building upon the past, literally. Originally the living quarters and social center for Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino immigrants, the

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Part Prefab, Part Custom, All Green: Culver City Hybrid Home

Part Prefab, Part Custom, All Green: Culver City Hybrid Home

Take prefabricated panels, add a dose of ingenuity, and a desire for an extremely green home and you get this half-prefab, half-custom Culver City home, designed by Sander Architects. Not only

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Knoend’s Bean Rockers Rock the House

Knoend’s Bean Rockers Rock the House

Knoend, one of our favorite sustainable designers, is at it again, following the success of their Lite2Go Lamps with the launch of their body-conscious Bean Rockers. I can tell you from

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Six Swedish Passive Prefabs

PREFAB FRIDAY: Six Swedish Passive Prefabs

Swedish architecture firm Kjellgern Kaminsky Architectus has recently unveiled six compelling designs for zero-energy, passive prefab homes; meaning the homes take advantage of passive design

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Breakthrough Science: Turning CO2 into Fuels

Breakthrough Science: Turning CO2 into Fuels

Carbon Sciences recently announced a technological breakthrough that is capable of transforming CO2 emissions into fuel. The development utilizes a highly scalable bio-catalytic process to

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Fashionably Natural Opens LA Fashion Week

Fashionably Natural Opens LA Fashion Week

Velvet Leaf Los Angeles Fashion Week kicked off this past Thursday and Inhabitat was on site at an exclusive runway show, Fashionably Natural, that featured four of Los Angeles’ emerging

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