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
LEED Gold Eco-friendly Live/Work Townhomes in Sebastopol, CA

LEED Gold Eco-friendly Live/Work Townhomes in Sebastopol, CA

IBIS' (Intelligent building = Integrated + Sustainable) latest live/work town homes in Sonoma County, California lends sustainable style to the county's largest gray water bio-remediation system

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Pasadena EcoHouse: First LEED Certified Concrete Home

Pasadena EcoHouse: First LEED Certified Concrete Home

Adding to the growing LEED Platinum collection of homes in southern California including Project7Ten House and the Living Homes design by Ray Kappe, the Pasadena EcoHouse designed by StudioRMA

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Green Modus Housing Development Grabs AZ’s 1st LEED-H

With the growing need for more dense sustainable housing, we can only hope that more developers will take a cue from Phoenix-based Modus Development and their latest residences, The Galleries at

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Mayne’s Federal Building Too Sophisticated for LEED

Mayne’s Federal Building Too Sophisticated for LEED

It looks as though LEED, the leading measure of green building standards in the US, is already having problems keeping up with the new building technologies related to sustainable design.

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Brio54

PREFAB FRIDAY: Brio54

As soon as we saw them, we instantly fell in love with Brio54’s new set of prefab residential prototypes. A young, design-driven development firm, Brio54’s mission is to provide

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Container House by Leger Wanaselja

PREFAB FRIDAY: Container House by Leger Wanaselja

We've featured a variety of different shipping container homes, from a quick emergency shelter, to LOT-EK's container home kit, student housing , and even an entire container city in London.

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PEAR LIGHT: Nick Foley’s Portable LED Pears

If you like the portability of the Phillips LED Candle light, but want something a bit “sweeter,” check out Nick Foley’s Pear Light. Custom made from hand-forged steel, this

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Style|Shake Designed by You

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Star Wars-Inspired Marine Research Facility

Star Wars inspiration and biomimicry combine for the design of the Facility at Sea, a sustainable marine research platform and feat of offshore building engineering. The concept came together in

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Project7Ten Green House Completed in LA

Project7Ten Green House Completed in LA

Southern California is adding to its growing collection of uber-green LEED Platinum homes with the recent completion of the Project7Ten House. While the original renderings of this design

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Blackboard Fundy Play Table by Argington

Blackboard Fundy Play Table by Argington

Here's a piece of furniture that lets a child spark their imagination without having the parents run for the wood protector, Windex, or an upholstery cleaner. The Fundy Play Table, shown here

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P’kolino’s Klick Puzzle Chair

P’kolino’s Klick Puzzle Chair

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H-RACER: The Hydrogen Fueled Toy Car

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ReThink Development: Cherokee Lofts

ReThink Development: Cherokee Lofts

Designed by Pugh + Scarpa in collaboration with Rethink Development and Consulting, Cherokee Lofts is slated to become the first privately developed LEED Gold certified mixed-use project in

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Oeuf Eco-friendly Convertible Crib

Oeuf Eco-friendly Convertible Crib

Here's a cute convertible crib with a modern aesthetic and the flexibility to remain useful as your baby becomes a toddler. The Oeuf Crib will take your newborn through their toddler years with

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GET A TAX CUT FOR GOING GREEN – by Dec 2007!

GET A TAX CUT FOR GOING GREEN – by Dec 2007!

Thinking about making some energy-saving upgrades to your house? An EnergyStar washer perhaps? If so, you might want to consider making that purchase before the end of the year. Come December

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Metropolis Next Generation Competition 2008! WATER

Metropolis Next Generation Competition 2008! WATER

Metropolis is at it again, pushing forward the boundaries of sustainable design, with their latest Next Generation Design competition for 2008. The 2008 competition examines water as both

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Want to stop global warming? STOP COAL!

Want to stop global warming? STOP COAL!

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CALIFORNIA TURN YOUR LIGHTS OFF!

CALIFORNIA TURN YOUR LIGHTS OFF!

We're calling all local San Franciscans, Los Angelinos, and everyone else who feel so inclined, to join us on Saturday, October 20th, to turn off all non-essential lights from 8-9pm, Pacific

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PARK(ing) Day Takes to the Streets!

PARK(ing) Day Takes to the Streets!

Last Friday was Park(ing) Day - the day where San Franciscans and sprawl-fighting citizens around the world reclaimed parking spots to turn them into green spaces! What started as a few grassy

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PARK(ING) DAY IS TODAY!

PARK(ING) DAY IS TODAY!

What started as a few grassy plots of sod occupying metered parking spots in San Francisco has blossomed into a world-wide event scheduled- and TODAY IS THE BIG DAY!! Rebar's Park(ing) Day is

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DWELL ON DESIGN DAY 2: Inside and Out

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DISPOSABLE PAPER OFFICE by PUSH> Design

DISPOSABLE PAPER OFFICE by PUSH> Design

Is that stack of papers in the corner of your desk constantly growing? Wish you could sit on it and forget about it? That's what PUSH> Design has done with their Disposable Office collection,

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2007 INDEX AWARDS: Design to Improve Life

2007 INDEX AWARDS: Design to Improve Life

We at Inhabitat believe in good design - design that shows thoughtfulness, awareness of global and environmental issues, and aims to make the world a better place in both small and big ways. So

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PARK(ING) DAY RETURNS This September

PARK(ING) DAY RETURNS This September

What started as a few grassy plots of sod occupying metered parking spots in San Francisco has blossomed into a world-wide event scheduled to take place September 21st, 2007. Rebar's Park(ing)

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2-FOR-1 VASE LAMP: Vessel by Michelle Kaufmann

2-FOR-1 VASE LAMP: Vessel by Michelle Kaufmann

Architect Michelle Kaufmann has become known around the country for her innovative green prefab homes, and now the talented designer is launching a new line of green lighting products, starting

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DWELL ON DESIGN 07: Building Community in the Modern World

DWELL ON DESIGN 07: Building Community in the Modern World

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DIY 9-VOLT LED LIGHT Now On Sale at Mathmos!

DIY 9-VOLT LED LIGHT Now On Sale at Mathmos!

Drumroll please....... We are happy to announce that after much anticipation on the part of Inhabitat readers, Richart Lawson's in-demand 9Volt Battery LED Lamp has finally gone into mass

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WHOLE HOUSE OFF SWITCH

WHOLE HOUSE OFF SWITCH

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SAN FRANCISCO’S TREASURE ISLAND GOES GREEN

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