Lea (Jihyun) Lee

Lea (Jihyun) Lee

New York, NY, US




MAWD (March & White), New York, NY, US, Intermediate Interior Architect

Aug 2019 - Oct 2020

Resolution: 4 Architecture, New York, NY, US, Architect

Nov 2017 - Dec 2018

Jaeho Chong Studio LLC, Long Island City, NY, US, Drafter

- Updated architectural drawings (elevations/sections/axonometric) in response to ongoing construction process and design changes
- Generated diagrammatic elevations of facade system for material order
- Quantified and prepared schedules of materials for project
- Revised architectural drawings for commercial/residential project “337” in Gangnam, Seoul
- Created presentation images for submission for competitions

Oct 2016 - Apr 2017

MRTA Design Construction Inc., New York, NY, US, Intern (full-time)

- Produced construction documents (millwork and special construction sheets) as per instruction provided by supervisor for an interior renovation project “Cai Guo-Qiang studio”, designed by architecture firm OMA
- Drafted architectural plans/elevations/sections/details from on-site survey for brownstone facade restoration and interior renovation project for two residences, “Kane and Cheever residence” in Brooklyn, NY
- Organized schedules regarding windows, doors, ventilations, and plumbing systems
- Participated in job site surveys and updated plans according to site conditions
- Responsible for on-site verification of measurements and drafted existing conditions
- Charged in finding vendors and contacting them for specifications, cost comparisons, requests for price estimates/quotes
- Instructed new interns, supervised and distributed work among them
- Responsible for office administration and electronic documents for the company

Nov 2013 - Aug 2014

nemaworkshop, New York, NY, US, Intern (summer of 2011 & 2012, part-time 2013)

June 2011- August 2011
June 2012 - August 2012
April 2013

- Designed portfolio books and built physical architecture models of W Hotel French Quarter, Louisiana, and Mexico City for presentation purposes
- Developed concept ideas, built physical models, and created digital drawings for interior renovation for Brick & Mortar Real Estate in Williamsburg, NY and Melt Shop in New York
- Assisted senior for on-site measurements and drafted existing conditions
- Generated Photoshop retouched images for presentations
- Organized and managed material sample library of the company
- Responsible for photographing physical models for presentations and records

Jun 2011 - Apr 2013

Myung Sung Engineering, Seoul, KR, Intern (summer intern)

- Assisted seniors in the preparation of CAD drawings and presentation materials
- Created physical architecture models for presentation purposes
- Assisted office administration

Dec 2009 - Feb 2010

Hyundai Department Store, Seoul, KR, Intern (summer intern)

- Reviewed architectural drawings and other submittal
- Assisted interior designers and directors by providing research materials
- Developed and presented a proposal on a renovation project of Hyundai department store in Chunhodong, Seoul for facade and landscape design
- Participated in on-site visits
- Charged in window display design, choosing light fixtures, and furniture

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008


The Cooper Union, New York, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture II

Aug 2015 - Sep 2016

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture I AP

Sep 2010 - Jan 2013

RISD INTAR Department of Interior Architecture, Providence, RI, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Interior Architecture (BIA)

5 Year program

Sep 2005 - Jun 2010

Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA, US, High School, Visual Arts

Drawing, Painting, Illustration, Ceramics, Sculpture, Photography, Graphic Design, Fashion Design

Jan 2001 - Jun 2005


Honors, Other

- Project selected to be included in a new publication by Diana Agrest (In process)
As part of the “Architecture of Nature/Nature of Architecture” studio
“Algae–Without leaves, stems, and roots” Spring 2016, “Algae as Habitat” Thesis 2016
The Cooper Union 2016

- Drawing selected as single image for Thesis exhibition,
Master of Architecture II, class of 2016
The Cooper Union 2016

- Photo selected as single image for Cornell University's biannual magazine "Ezra" for Spring 2012,
Cornell University 2013

- Admitted as advanced placement
Cornell University 2013

- Merit based scholarship
The Cooper Union 2015


Areas of Specialization