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Nicolas MJ Lee

Nicolas MJ Lee

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

Nicolas MJ Lee is a designer and the founder of Other Projects. He holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University's School of Architecture. He was a nominee of the James Templeton Kelley Prize, a finalist in Azure Magazine's AZ Awards, and a recipient of the JCHS Outstanding Housing Design Prize and ASLA Student Honor Award at Harvard; and received the Dean's Citation of Excellence in Thesis Design and Chancellor's Scholarship at Syracuse. Throughout his education, Nicolas has trained under Pritzker Prize Laureates Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron (Herzog & de Meuron), Nathalie de Vries (MVRDV), Christopher C.M Lee (Serie) and Joshua Prince-Ramus (REX). Nicolas has been a guest critic at Harvard University, Columbia University and Academy of Arts University San Francisco.

Nicolas' independent work has received several awards, including Runner-up in Europan 12, Jury's List in the Next Helsinki Competition, Finalist in Van Alen Institute's "Disrupt" Competition, 1st Prize in ChiDesign CADE Competition and Winner of Moran Folly 2016. His work has been published and exhibited internationally, including Azure, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Wallpaper, and at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, Cité de l'architecture & du Patrimoine Paris, Forum d’architectures de Lausanne, Moran Museum of Art Seoul, USC American Academy in China and Design Miami. 

Prior to starting Other Projects, Nicolas worked at various international offices, including HWKN in New York, OMA/AMO and MVRDV in Rotterdam, MIT Design Lab in Cambridge and ALKF+ in Hong Kong. Selected projects include Journal Squared, Crystal City Plaza 5, Munich Office ComplexLima Museum of ArtFondazione PradaSerial ClassicPortable ClassicParc des ExpositionsGardens of ZaryadyeTianjin LibraryZhejiang Business School and Cheung Fai Building

Employment 

Other Projects, New York, NY, US, Founder

Jan 2017 - current
 

HWKN (Hollwich Kushner), New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Aug 2015 - current
 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, Design Researcher / Project Designer

Apr 2015 - Aug 2015
 

OMA, Rotterdam, NL, Trainee Architect

Feb 2014 - Aug 2014
 

MVRDV, Rotterdam, NL, Assistant Architect

May 2013 - Dec 2013
 

Andrew Lee King Fun and Associates Architects, Hong Kong, HK, Intern Architect

Jul 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd., Hong Kong, HK, Project Management Assistant

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
 

Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Hong Kong, HK, Summer Graphic Designer

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008
 

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HK, Career Discovery Course Teaching Assistant

Jul 2006 - Jul 2006
 

Education 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Masters in Architecture II (Post-professional)

Basel Studio w/ Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron (HdeM)
Option Studio w/ Nathalie de Vries (MVRDV)
AECOM Project on China Studio w/ Christopher C.M. Lee (Serie Architects)
Class Representative
Asia GSD

Sep 2012 - May 2015
 

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Graduated Cum Laude
New York City Urban Studio w/ Joshua Prince-Ramus (RE X)
Florence Study Abroad Program

Sep 2007 - May 2012
 

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HK, Summer Career Discovery Program at the Faculty of Architecture

Jul 2005 - Jul 2005
 

Awards 

Winner, Moran Folly 2016, Moran Museum of Art, 1st Place

2016
 

Nomination, James Templeton Kelley Prize, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Nomination

2015
 

Harvard University Graduate School of Design Travel Grant, Grant

2013
 

Dean's Citation for Excellence in Thesis Design, Award

2012
 

Syracuse University Dean's list, Award

2012
 

Syracuse Architecture Thesis Super Jury Selection, Award

2012
 

Syracuse University Chancellor's Scholarship - 5 Years, Scholarship

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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