Joome Lee

Joome Lee

Vernon Hills, IL, US



I am a Korean American. I believe in love and stewardship to make a better world. I think that architecture, as a discipline, embodies human condition and cultures. Because of this, I see a necessity to understand various aspects of life in order to interpret needs of people and societies in truthful manners.  I try reading novels and  understanding socio-cultural issues in order to understand people and have keen views in the world.  Additionally, my dedication to appreciating music, fine arts, and foreign language has helped me to discover the essence of human identity: divinity and diversity.  This is one of my ways of approaching architecture.

  For successful architectural project, time management by priority is critical.  I hope sharing my architectural vision to lots of people. Architecture should embody contextual language of a site, which is vibrancy of cultural influence, environment, and poignancy of the people's lives of which stories need to be told honestly. 



Christian Art Ministry, Greater Chicago Area, Painter

Korean Cultural Center of Chicago, Group Exhibition 2013

The Korean Churches Federation of Greater Chicago, Group Exhibition 2014

Jan 2013 - current

Self employed, freelancer, Northwest Chicago Suburbs, Architectural Consultant for Residential Renovations

>Renovating a residential single house for a pianist according to her aesthetics.
-Interpersonal approach to determine a client's needs
-Critical analysis of existing condition

Oct 2012 - current

Craig Bergmann Landscape Design, Inc., Lake Forest, Illinois, Design Assistant

> Assists Designers in all levels of project production:
- Drafting by CAD or by hand a variety of plan view drawings, elevations, illustrations and
construction details.
- Preparation of presentation packages, including assembly of picture binders, color renderings,
and support documentation
- Preparation of bid and permit packages
- Field work such as site analysis

May 2013 - Aug 2013

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Chicago, IL, US, Architecture Intern

-Ayala Tower One/Philippine Stock Exchange, Manila Philippine:
Rendering, schematic plan/section drawings

-China Merchant & Wood Park, Shenzhen China:
Mapping, conceptual model making

Jul 2008 - Aug 2008

Design Synergies Ltd., Chicago, IL, US, Architecture Intern

Toyota Dealers, Lafayette IN
-Drawing architectural/structural/mechanical/pluming documents
-Communicating with Gensler for design quality
-Daily digital communication with structural engineers, facility
manager, and interior designers

Jul 2006 - Jul 2007

Lehigh University, Theater Department, Bethlehem, Illinois, Scenic Artist/Costume Construction Assistant

> Prepared for various theater sets for student productions through painting and sculpting

> Assisted costume designers through hand sewing and sewing machine

Oct 2003 - Dec 2005


Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, MArch, Architecture

Oct 2007 - Dec 2011

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, US, B.A. in Architecture

Jan 2001 - Dec 2005

Areas of Specialization