Lauren E. Lee

Lauren E. Lee

New York, NY, US


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Hello. My name is Lauren. I am a brand and marketing strategist, LEED AP in Neighborhood Development, and public space enthusiast from the San Francisco Bay Area. 

In the fifth grade, my class participated in a sandcastle building competition in San Francisco. Classes from different schools throughout the Bay Area each teamed with a group of architects to design and build a large sculpture on the beach. 

That day brought me to many wonderful and challenging experiences and projects. I graduated from fifth grade (phew!), went to architecture school, spent a year in Copenhagen, and discovered my beliefs about what the world should be like along the way: buildings should tell stories, all design should keep the future in mind, and public space matters. 

I use my design education and experience to create rich and compelling stories that inspire a call to action.

I enjoy:

the study of relationships between physical environment, social behavior, and psychology.
recycle + reuse product design and well-crafted junkitecture.
the study of technology, culture, and intimacy.
health and wellness.
placemaking, public spaces, and public transit systems.
model-building and small-scale projects.

Please visit my website to see design work.



Self-Employed, Presentation and Graphic Designer

Tempura ICHI restaurant, Tokyo, Japan
:: [IP] Designing branding, marketing campaign, and schematics for interior.

Arista Medical, Huntington Beach, CA
:: Designed marketing campaign, including website and printed promotion material.

Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, CA
:: Designed and built architectural model of Sequoia Hospital, used for meetings and presentations., Redwood City, CA
:: Designed downloadable children’s educational worksheets and printable activities for teachers and parents in collaboration with editor.

Nov 2009 - current

Town of Portola Valley, Portola Valley, CA, US, Sustainability Marketing Consultant

:: Collaborated with Sustainability Coordinator and Committee to implement effective community-based social marketing strategies through web, print, and events.
:: Designed branding and identity for town’s energy efficiency campaign, forming infrastructure for program to evolve into long-term community project.
:: Designed educational material for town residents on energy-efficient and sustainable home improvements.

Mar 2011 - Apr 2012

Stafford King Wiese Architects, Sacramento, CA, US, Architectural Intern

:: Drafted and rendered for presentations
:: Produced schematic design
:: Researched for marketing and outreach
:: Attended client and engineer meetings, design critiques, and construction sites.

Jun 2006 - Aug 2006


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2004 - Sep 2009

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Copenhagen, DK, Architecture and Urban Design

Aug 2007 - May 2008


Gordon Stafford Scholarship in Architecture, Scholarship

2004-2009, Aims to increase representation of minorities in architecture


Areas of Specialization 


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