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
China’s First Zero-Emissions Building

China’s First Zero-Emissions Building

Photo by Daniele Domenicali Situated in Ningbo, China, the University of Nottingham’s new Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET) is a welcome addition to the landscape as well as

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Chinese Paper Brick House at Architecture Biennale

Chinese Paper Brick House at Architecture Biennale

With a structural system reminiscent of Shigeru Ban’s Paper Church, Architect Li Xianggang's Paper-Brick House showcasing at this year’s annual Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy is a

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Cellophane House by KieranTimberlake

PREFAB FRIDAY: Cellophane House by KieranTimberlake

Environmentally-savvy and forward-thinking architecture firm KieranTimberlake Associate has high hopes of bringing customized prefabricated homes to the masses starting with their new Cellophane

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Habitat For Humanity & Drury University LEED Platinum Home

Habitat For Humanity & Drury University LEED Platinum Home

Habitat for Humanity recently announced their first LEED Platinum house in conjunction with students and professors at Drury University’s Hammons School of Architecture in Springfield,

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Brad Pitt Breaks Ground in Louisiana with ‘Make It Right’

Brad Pitt Breaks Ground in Louisiana with ‘Make It Right’

The ground is breaking in New Orleans, and it's giving the Lower 9th Ward a reason to celebrate. Thanks to the effort and celebrity backing of a familiar face on Inhabitat, Brad Pitt’s Make

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DESIGN FOR DISASTER: The Accordion reCover Shelter

DESIGN FOR DISASTER: The Accordion reCover Shelter

With two million residents recently forced to evacuate the Gulf Coast, the need for emergency housing has never been more evident. There’s nothing flimsy about the intricate folds of the

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1960′s Meets Sustainable Modern: The Choy Residence

1960′s Meets Sustainable Modern: The Choy Residence

Nestled in Noe Valley, a San Francisco neighborhood known for its contradictions, rests the Choy Residence, a newly remodeled 1960’s home turned modern dwelling. Terry & Terry

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ZIGGURAT: Dubai’s Carbon Neutral Pyramid Will House 1 Million

ZIGGURAT: Dubai’s Carbon Neutral Pyramid Will House 1 Million

The Mayans and Egyptians constructed incredible feats of architecture able to weather the test of time, but they had no idea their pyramids would inspire the shape of the latest carbon-neutral

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HOK Unveils Sustainable British Embassy in Jakarta

HOK Unveils Sustainable British Embassy in Jakarta

Balancing the harsh conditions of Jakarta, Indonesia, is quite a challenge - the area faces high pollution, high humidity, and heavy rains more than 60% of the year. HOK recently unveiled a

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Forbes Park: An Exemplary Sustainable Community

Forbes Park: An Exemplary Sustainable Community

The new Forbes Park residence in Chelsea, MA is giving new life to the old Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company, re-envisioning it as a prime model for sustainable development in urban city

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Dockside Green: The World’s First LEED Platinum Community

Dockside Green: The World’s First LEED Platinum Community

Situated in Victoria, British Columbia, Dockside Green is a burgeoning community that has set its sights on becoming the first LEED Platinum community in the world. Its initial phase of

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Texas to Build Wind Power Superhighway

Texas to Build Wind Power Superhighway

Texas will soon be super-sizing its commitment to wind power, proving the adage that everything is, indeed, “bigger in Texas.” Already the nation’s leader in wind energy, the Lone Star

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Honda’s Eco-Sportster

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Honda’s Eco-Sportster

Here’s one concept car that looks likely to hit the production mainline in the near future. Expanding its leading line of “green” sports cars, Honda recently unveiled this OSM (Open Study

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Greening Downtown Los Angeles: Park 101

Greening Downtown Los Angeles: Park 101

Amidst an endless expanse of concrete and asphalt, Park 101 looks to provide Los Angeles with a much needed green space atop a half-mile length of the infamous 101 Hollywood Freeway. The

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McDonough + Partners’ Groundbreaking Isola Office

McDonough + Partners’ Groundbreaking Isola Office

Sustainable design greats McDonough + Partners will soon be bringing Cradle to Cradle thinking to a city often known first for its fashion: Milan, Italy. Their Isola Office building will be

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GET READY for Park(ing) Day 2008!

GET READY for Park(ing) Day 2008!

Transportation Tuesday is usually focused on getting from one place to another, but sometimes you've got to slow down and take a break from transit. It’s time to mark your calendars, plan your

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IDSA’s DIGGING DEEPER: Panel on Eco Design

IDSA’s DIGGING DEEPER: Panel on Eco Design

A diverse panel of sustainable design experts converges on San Francisco next Tuesday, July 22nd when IDSA (Industrial Designer’s Society of America) San Francisco presents, Digging Deeper:

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BLOBWALL: Modern Modular Building System

BLOBWALL: Modern Modular Building System

What do you get when you cross a century old building material, with lightweight recycled plastic, modern computer technology, and the mind of one of Time Magazine's 100 most innovative people

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OBERLIN COLLEGE: Setting a Sustainable Example in Ohio

OBERLIN COLLEGE: Setting a Sustainable Example in Ohio

Just north of I-80, between Toledo and Cleveland, is an unexpected educational facility that is setting a shining example of sustainable building for ecological and human health. Completed in

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Foster + Partners Build Green in Amsterdam

Foster + Partners Build Green in Amsterdam

Foster+Partners is making their mark in Amsterdam with their newly completed towers housing the headquarters for Ernst & Young. Standing 24 stories tall, the new tower has been dubbed the

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CHERRYPAL: World’s Most Affordable Green PC

CHERRYPAL: World’s Most Affordable Green PC

CherryPal is taking cloud computing mainstream in a big way with a soon to be released green personal computer. This green PC comes in a small, affordable package weighing just 10.5 ounces and

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Las Vegas CityCenter Set to Green Sin City

Las Vegas CityCenter Set to Green Sin City

Las Vegas is taking the lead in green development by planning the largest privately financed development in the history of North America vying for the USGBC's LEED certification. At 18 million

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Jean Nouvel’s “Green Blade” Slices LA Skyline

Jean Nouvel’s “Green Blade” Slices LA Skyline

Aptly nicknamed the “green blade,” Jean Nouvel’s newest addition to the asphalt laden City of Angels slices through the concrete jungle at 10,000 Santa Monica, adding much

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Calgary’s new green skyscraper by Foster + Partners

Calgary’s new green skyscraper by Foster + Partners

What does one of the largest independently owned oil and gas companies do to turn over a more sustainable leaf? Well, in this case, EnCana hired green-tech architecture firm du jour Foster +

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Reclaimed Wood Housewares by Domestic Aesthetic

Reclaimed Wood Housewares by Domestic Aesthetic

It takes more than renewable materials to turn the head of seasoned sustainable design fans. This is why our gaze fell so admirably on the line of housewares from Domestic Aesthetic while making

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HUSQUE: Recycled Macadamia Nut Bowls by Marc Harrison

HUSQUE: Recycled Macadamia Nut Bowls by Marc Harrison

We are nuts about Mark Harrison's Husque homewares made from recycled macadamia nut shells. The inspired form of these fun pieces reflect the material's origins, and take advantage of an often

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HELP AFH HELP MYANMAR CYCLONE VICTIMS

HELP AFH HELP MYANMAR CYCLONE VICTIMS

Always quick to act, Architecture For Humanity is quickly pulling together efforts to offer design services to the survivors left in Cyclone Nargis' wake this past Saturday. With more than two

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BKLYN SNEAK PEEK: Bamboo Furniture from Ecosystems

BKLYN SNEAK PEEK: Bamboo Furniture from Ecosystems

New sustainable furniture company EcoSystems creates cute, family-friendly furniture that is as thoughtful of the environment as it is to the owner. Starting with renewable materials, EcoSystems

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GRASS-ON Green Lamp by ITLab

GRASS-ON Green Lamp by ITLab

We love the idea of this green lamp that blends natural textures with recycled materials to bring a bit of nature indoors. Conceived by three Venetian architects for a charity competition, the

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MILAN 2008: David Trubridge Spiral Island Collection

MILAN 2008: David Trubridge Spiral Island Collection

David Trubridge, one of New Zealand's most celebrated green designers, reincarnates natural forms as light fixtures and seating in his latest work, which he presented at Salone Internazionale

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