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
MODERN SUSTAINABLE HOME: The Beitcher Residence

MODERN SUSTAINABLE HOME: The Beitcher Residence

The gorgeously green Beitcher Residence is a paragon of sustainable California architecture, showcasing a design partnership between eco-conscious client and forward-thinking architect.

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BLACKLE: The Black Google

BLACKLE: The Black Google

Despite Google's corporate commitment to going green with their solar panels and carbon neutrality, it turns out their all-white search engine isn't the most energy efficient. In response to

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BUILDING MADE FROM WATER: MIT’s Digital Pavillion

BUILDING MADE FROM WATER: MIT’s Digital Pavillion

Ever imagine a building could be built from water? Brick, wood and steel are the materials one normally thinks of when it comes to creating buildings - hard substances that don't flow, change

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PROJECT7TEN HOUSE Gets LEED Platinum

PROJECT7TEN HOUSE Gets LEED Platinum

There are very few LEED Platinum homes in the country, but Los Angeles seems to be amassing a small collection of homes which have received the coveted distinction of sustainable design.

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SOLCOOL SOLAR-POWER AIR CONDITIONER

SOLCOOL SOLAR-POWER AIR CONDITIONER

Since the hottest months of the year are also the sunniest - the idea of using solar energy to power your air-conditioner makes perfect sense. In fact we're frankly amazed that its taken so

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ALCATRAZ GOES GREEN

ALCATRAZ GOES GREEN

Despite its sinister history as a world-famous prison, no one's stopping Alcatraz from becoming an innovative learning center for the latest in green technology. With its location in the middle

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PROPELLOR’S PLYBOO PENDANT LAMP

PROPELLOR’S PLYBOO PENDANT LAMP

Making its debut at HauteGREEN this year, Propeller's gorgeous new pendant lamps demonstrate the potential of combining CNC milling with sustainable materials like Plyboo. What particularly

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MOSO BAMBOO PENDANT LAMP by Brian Schmitt

MOSO BAMBOO PENDANT LAMP by Brian Schmitt

A variety of environmentally-friendly pendant lights lit up the HauteGREEN exhibition last month in New York, but none of them more exquisitely displays our love for bamboo than the Moso Pendant

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ARCHITECT BLOG POLL: Vote for Inhabitat!

ARCHITECT BLOG POLL: Vote for Inhabitat!

Architect Magazine Online is running a survey right now, asking its readers, "Which blogs/websites, do you read on a regular basis?" We were pleasantly surprised to see Inhabitat on the top

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CALEARTH DISASTER RESISTANT HOUSING Attracts NASA

CALEARTH DISASTER RESISTANT HOUSING Attracts NASA

We've seen some great examples of emergency and disaster-resistant architecture before, from Architecture For Humanity's Biloxi Model Homes to monolithic domes, and considering the likelihood

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RICK LEE’S NIGHT OWL LAMP

RICK LEE’S NIGHT OWL LAMP

We'll be the first to admit that our infatuation with Rick Lee's Night Owl lamp might have something to do with it's resemblance to our local Inhabitat mascot, Habby, -- but you have to admit

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RICK LEE’S FOUR SEASONS PLYBOO TABLES

RICK LEE’S FOUR SEASONS PLYBOO TABLES

We love designer Rick Lee's creative use of digital fabrication and CNC milling to create a set of playfully evocative "Four Seasons" furniture, which was on display at New York's ICFF.

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ECOMAGINATION: GE’s Sustainable Initiatives & Partnerships

ECOMAGINATION: GE’s Sustainable Initiatives & Partnerships

This past Thursday, GE's ecomagination celebrated it's two year anniversary in style at GE's Universal Studios theme park, relaying the success of the program and announcing 11 new ecomgination

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KNOEND’S LITE2GO, No Packaging Required

KNOEND’S LITE2GO, No Packaging Required

We're always enamored with flat pack packaging for efficient transport and minimal waste, but here's a light design that brings a bright idea to packaging by eliminating it all together.

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DAVID FISHER’S Twirling, Wind-Power Tower

DAVID FISHER’S Twirling, Wind-Power Tower

While David Fisher's Twirling Tower is not the first rotating tower we've spotted (Dubai Tower Clocks the Sun), and not the first that generates power from the wind (Wind Shaped Kinetic

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GLIDE TWIST-TOGETHER MODULAR LIGHTING

GLIDE TWIST-TOGETHER MODULAR LIGHTING

We love Glide's modular, building-block-like lighting system with a unique "twist." Freestanding on the table, as a chandelier, or integrated into shelving, Glide's Twist-Together LED Lights

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BRAVE SPACE HOLLOW DINING SET

BRAVE SPACE HOLLOW DINING SET

Brave Space Design has become somewhat of a perennial favorite here at Inhabitat, drawing our attention with the Tetris-inspired shelves. And this weekend, you can check them out at this year's

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MOLO SOFTSEATING: Expandable Honeycomb Chair

MOLO SOFTSEATING: Expandable Honeycomb Chair

Molo Designs' flexible honeycomb paper furniture has been a long time favorite of Inhabitat, starting back when we first discovered them in 2005 at ICFF, all the way to the Inhabitat Editors

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NORMAN FOSTER’S GREEN DESERT UTOPIA In Abu Dhabi

NORMAN FOSTER’S GREEN DESERT UTOPIA In Abu Dhabi

Foster + Partners is at it again with their design for Masdar in Abu Dhabi, the world’s first zero-carbon and zero-waste city. The new 6 million square meter walled sustainable development

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AIA Green Convention: DAVID SUZUKI

AIA Green Convention: DAVID SUZUKI

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention opened yesterday to a standing ovation following world renowned ecologist David Suzuki (CC, OBC, BA, Ph.D). His opening speech

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THE LIGHTHOUSE: Dubai’s 1st Low Carbon Commercial Tower

THE LIGHTHOUSE: Dubai’s 1st Low Carbon Commercial Tower

Last week, the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) announced their design for a 66-story office tower nicknamed 'The Lighthouse.' Conceptualized by Atkins Middle East, The Lighthouse

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BLOCH BUILDING by Steven Holl

BLOCH BUILDING by Steven Holl

Architect Steven Holl is no stranger to remarkably lit gallery spaces, and his latest addition to the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Missouri is a notable display of his talents in using

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FLOATING ELECTRO-MAGNETIC SKYSCRAPERS by Geotectura

FLOATING ELECTRO-MAGNETIC SKYSCRAPERS by Geotectura

Ever imagined that a building could hover about the ground - floating in mid air? Architect Joseph Cory thinks the above scenario might be possible in the future, using electro-magnetism. In

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WATAIR: Turning Air Into Water

WATAIR: Turning Air Into Water

With an estimated 5,000 children dying daily due to dirty drinking water, Joseph Cory and Eyal Malka's award-winning WatAir design for Arup and WaterAid’s drawn water challenge might be the

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UNDERGROUND ECO HOUSE: Snowden House

UNDERGROUND ECO HOUSE: Snowden House

Design firm Crawford Partnership is out to prove that modern living doesn’t require a large footprint, and that sites once used as a repair and lock-up garages make equally excellent sites for

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SUSTAINABLE MOTOR CITY: Foster + Partners

SUSTAINABLE MOTOR CITY: Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners were recently announced as the winners of an international design competition for a new Motor City in Arago, Spain. Titled La Ciudad del Motor, the new leisure and cultural

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PREFAB FRIDAY: MinArc’s M3 House

PREFAB FRIDAY: MinArc’s M3 House

LA-based architecture firm MinArc is customizing prefab homes at prices that remain surprisingly economical. With their new M3 House they will be able to design and deliver an all inclusive

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CABOOM4: BOTANIST Table and Bench Collection

CABOOM4: BOTANIST Table and Bench Collection

Walking around at CABOOM4 this weekend, we were intrigued by the numerous attendees carrying bags from Botanist, and we finally managed to stumble across their display. We are always fond of

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CABOOM4: VIESSO ECO FRIENDLY CUSTOM FURNITURE

CABOOM4: VIESSO ECO FRIENDLY CUSTOM FURNITURE

Thanks to CABoom4, we were introduced to Viesso, a company which brings the concepts of prefab and mass customization (with minimal construction waste, eco-friendly products, and quick turnover)

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DUTCH FLOATING HOMES By DuraVermeer

DUTCH FLOATING HOMES By DuraVermeer

We've covered Amphibious Houses in the past, and the Dutch seem to be the masters of designing floating homes -- for obvious climatic reasons having to do with their wet marshy landscape. Now

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