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Nicolas Lee

Nicolas Lee

Boston, MA, US

 

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About 

Nicolas Lee is a graduate student in the Masters in Architecture II (Postprofessional) program at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At the GSD, he studied with Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron in the Harvard-ETH Joint Studio (Contemporary City Institute) in Basel, as well as Nathalie de Vries (MVRDV) in her option studio. Currently, he is taking a gap year from his graduate studies and is working as an Intern Architect at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Prior to joining OMA, Nicolas worked at MVRDV, also in Rotterdam. 

Nicolas holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Cum Laude) degree from Syracuse University's School of Architecture in New York, where he completed his thesis titled - The City Within The City. The project was selected for the Thesis Awards Jury at Syracuse Architecture, and was awarded Dean's Citation for Excellence in Thesis Design. He was also a recipient of the Syracuse University Chancellor's Scholarship and Dean's list. In his 4th year at Syracuse, he studied with Joshua Prince-Ramus (RE X) in the New York City Urban studio, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Previously, he also studied Real Estate Design and Development with Jared Delle Valle and AJ Pires from Alloy Development. In the past, he has worked as an architectural intern, a project manager assistant, a freelance designer, a project collaborator, a graphic designer and a teaching assistant. 

Nicolas is co-founder of the international architecture collective bluefoamit. Their project On the Move received runner-up (Rouen, FR) and selected finalist (Schiedam, NL) in the Europan12 competition.

Nicolas was born in Hong Kong, and has lived in Vancouver and Toronto

Elsewhere:

Employment 

OMA, Rotterdam, NL, Intern

Feb 2014 - current
 

MVRDV, Rotterdam, NL, Intern

May 2013 - Dec 2013
 
Jul 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Henderson Land Development Company, 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)
Class Representative
Asia GSD

Sep 2012 - current
 

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 

Europan12 (Schiedam NL), Nomination

Collaboration with Francisco Pomares Pamplona, Saimon Gomez Idiakez, Irena Nowacka, Johannes Pilz, Filippo Fanciotti, Jonathan Schuster and Hugo Maffre

2013
 

Europan12 (Rouen FR), 2nd Place

Collaboration with Francisco Pomares Pamplona, Saimon Gomez Idiakez, Irena Nowacka, Johannes Pilz, Filippo Fanciotti, Jonathan Schuster and Hugo Maffre

2013
 

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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