Evelyn Lee, LEED AP

Evelyn Lee, LEED AP

New York, NY, US



Highly motivated, adaptable and dependable designer with unparalleled organizational and multi-tasking skills. Ability to work at the highest level in a fast paced environment. Excellent project management skills with attention to detail and a keen interest in sustainability.


Sustainable/LEED design, MAC/PC, Adobe Suite, Autocad, Microsoft Office



Pembrooke & Ives, New York, NY, US, Designer

-Project manager and interior architectural designer for $25,000,000 15,000 SF Hamptons showpiece home; coordinated with architect of record, mechanical engineer, contractor, lighting designer, landscape architect, A/V, clients and owners’ rep. Created material and finish palettes and schedules for 12 bathrooms, show kitchen, chef prep and poolhouse kitchenette and interiors CD set.
-Honed elevation, section and detail drawing skills to reflect luxury bathrooms, kitchens, closets and millwork.
-Conducted client and construction site meetings as needed with extremely discerning and knowledgeable clientele.
-Contributed to a variety of projects at different stages ranging from $1,000,000 - $20,000,000 and 4,000 SF - 15,000 SF.

Aug 2018 - Apr 2020

Reform Creative, New York, NY, US, Senior Interior Designer

-Lead designer for a 10,000 SF $1,250,000 wine and liquor store in Providence, RI. Assisted in drawing bid and construction sets and full millwork package.
-Produced digital lookbooks and direction for a 4,000 SF $850,000 office build-out. Oversaw construction and coordinated between building owners, building super, architect of record, expeditor, contractor, subcontractors, engineers, specialized A/V team and out-of-town clients.
-Supervised working drawings and construction of Credo Beauty’s East Coast stores including storefront design and signage.
-Sourced materials and furniture and designed millwork for Slim Dental Kids and Seven Grams Caffe’s second location.
-Translated Adore Me’s digital brand to a physical brick and mortar aesthetic by conceiving of and installing a three day pop-up shop and the company’s first showroom.

Oct 2015 - Aug 2018

Povero & Company, New York, Interior Designer

-Conceived and developed design scheme for the public areas in a 90,000 SF residential development in Connecticut including lobby, corridors and amenity spaces.
-Progressed material and finish palettes for the rehab of a 160 unit underperforming residential building into a luxury rental, culminating in four different mock-up apartments and specification books; became RFI/construction management point-person.
-Developed theme and aesthetic for six model units in a ground up condo, resulting in increased pricing of units and a bidding war on the penthouse which closed 18% above asking price.
-Managed design assistant from conception to installation of model units in over six luxury buildings, created aesthetics that aligned with the history and brand of each building and resulted in high leasing/purchasing rates.
-Produced building, DOB submission and construction sets while project managing between contractor, building management, decorator and challenging client for a high end renovation. Created a constant exchange of information between all parties and a smooth work flow.
-Led design meetings with both private residential clients and commercial clients, ensuring they understood the firm’s design intent.
-Displayed leadership skills and initiative by screening, hiring and supervising a junior designer and intern, easing the administrative load on the rest of the staff.
-Liaised with developers, marketing agents, brokers, architects of record, branding specialists and graphic designers, expanded scope of knowledge of the industry.

Jan 2013 - Oct 2015

Reddymade Design, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

-Project managed high-end residential jobs up to $25,000,000, gained of the design process from conception to completion.
-Became FF&E point-person and vendor point of contact within six months and the office’s go-to, get it done person.
-Reorganized and oversaw the materials library, resulting in increased efficiency and ease of use in the office.
-Demonstrated resourcefulness in sourcing a wallpaper hanger on an install day for a feature wall.
-Ensured a project’s success by organizing and leading a pivotal design meeting in the 11th hour.
-Simultaneously managed FF&E, schedules, budgets, billing and purchasing, specifications and cut sheet packages for eight projects.
-Increased client satisfaction through constant communication and coordinated between contractors, consultants and building management on site visits and construction site
meetings, creating a smooth work flow.
-Assembled presentations, attended and assisted at client/design meetings and oversaw installations, ensuring the firm’s vision was achieved.
-Displayed leadership skills and initiative by screening, hiring and supervising four interns over the course of two years, lightening the administrative load on the rest of the staff.
-Developed technical skills by preparing sheet sets for building and DOB submission; gained additional experience with pricing sets, landmarks/NYC loft law and millwork details.

Sep 2010 - Dec 2012

Diamonds International, New York, NY, US, Branding Coordinator, Interior Design Department

Conducted and analyzed field and competition research for re-branding of new flagship store, working in concert with architect, owners, cost managers and contractors

May 2010 - Aug 2010

Leopard Films, New York, NY, US, Design Coordinator

-Sourced trade out vendors and providers and initialized a social media program for trade outs on LinkedIn, securing several series-long agreements.
-Aided design producer in all aspects, including developing design questionnaire for the subjects, location scouting and surveys, budgeting, and shopping for furniture and accessories.
-Developed design with design producer and on-air designer for the home in three weeks’ time, in accord with the producers’ storyline and within budget.
-Coordinated between contractors, sub-contractors, talent, production crew, and interns on set.
-Completed a build-out and renovation of a three-bedroom house in six days.

Dec 2009 - Jan 2010

CRÈME, Brooklyn, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

-Sourced inspiration and concept images for numerous projects.
-Rendered drawings for client presentations.
-Assisted in detailed elevation drawings.

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

S. Russell Groves Architect, P.C., New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

-Maintained and organized office and library.
-Assisted in project management of invoices.

Jun 2009 - Jul 2009

Mark Zeff (Zeff Design), New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

-Maintenance of materials library, including scheduling and attending vendor meetings.
-Assisted with specifications log updating.
-Created and organized sample cards.

Jan 2009 - May 2009

Jonathan Adler Design Studio, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

-Sourced furniture for Barbie's Malibu Dream House.
-Created and reworked furniture and floor plans.
-Floor and furniture plan drawing.

Jan 2009 - Apr 2009

re:place nyc, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

-Material, furniture and fixture sourcing.
-Communicated with clients and vendors, including acquisition of vendor quotes.
-Client presentation preparation, site survey and room installation.

Jun 2008 - Sep 2008


The New School, New York, NY, US, Interior Design

AAS in Interior Design

Jan 2008 - May 2009

New York University (NYU), New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Graphic Communications

Sep 1999 - May 2003


USGBC's Sustainable Suite Competition, Young Professionals Category, Award


Areas of Specialization