Lily Dong Greenwell

Lily Dong Greenwell

Santa Monica, CA, US



I am an intermediate architect born in Guangzhou, China before moving to Lexington, Kentucky in 1989.  After having received my Bachelor and Master degrees in Architecture at the University of Kentucky, I moved to New York City seeking opportunities to expand on my architectural knowledge and experience.  I have worked at Robert A.M. Stern Architects LLP from 2006 - 2012.  I draw design inspirations from a variety of industries, including fashion, photography, industrial and graphic design, New York life, dance, and music and study each of these things in my free time.  Although my professional portfolio consists principally of postmodern architecture, I have great affection for the contemporary language of architecture. Specifically, I enjoy the latitude often afforded when designing museums, hotels, clubhouses, residential highrises, and villas and have most enjoyed working on projects within those categories. Examples of contemporary works that I admire in New York City are the MOMA, American Folk Art Museum, and the Highline.
Through architecture, I hope to contribute to this collective effort of architects to transcend a higher quality of life for people, in which optimism could be felt everyday. The goal is to provide places where people are drawn to and would find pleasure in living, in working, or merely for leisure purposes.



Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, NY, US, Intermediate Architect

I have been involved in different types of projects including luxury high-rise residential tower, clubhouses, hotels, and master plans. The wide range of tasks I've tackled include the following: overseeing production of design drawing sets, production of computer and hand renderings of plans and elevations, coordination with clients and consultants, review of construction documents, and model making.

Jul 2006 - Jul 2012

Atelier New York Architecture, Long Island City, NY, US, Junior Architect

I have been involved in various scales of residential projects. My job description includes drawing of interior elevations, coordination with consultants, client, and contractor. Additionally, I was responsible for maintaining the firm's website up to date.

Aug 2005 - Jul 2006


University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 1999 - May 2005

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