Hye Mi Lee

Hye Mi Lee

Los Angeles, CA, US



 As a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with the Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, I have learned through much perseverance the true meaning of Cal Poly’s motto, “learn by doing”.  As you may know, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is voted best in the west for the architecture program and ranks under top three undergraduate architecture schools in the nation.  My educational background in a hands-on learning environment coupled with other job opportunities I have experienced can enhance the value to any job position.  I am particularly interested in furniture design, an interest that sparked further when I had the honor to exhibit my winning piece at the Design Within Reach in Santa Barbara.  I am set out in the real world of architecture currently, but my simplistic desires to sand a rustic piece of Walnut is undeniable.    


Forever 21, Los Angeles, CA, US, Material coordinator

Team leader in material coordination of the Construction department. Responsible for plan correction upon review that are found erroneous per given room concepts and material take off. Worked closely with project coordinators in arranging construction schedules and coordinating construction phases which include new construction, expansion and remodel of each Forever 21 stores. Worked closely with architecture, interior and purchasing department in developing new fixtures to solve everyday problems on the job site until the completion each project.

May 2012 - current

Paragon Designs, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer

Responsible for the construction of working drawings, obtaining city permits, client management as well as administrative documents. Participated in the construction process of a project to the leasing of the premises. Provided assistance to the President and as a representative of the owner when working particularly with SkinFood, tenant improvement projects that plan to expand throughout the nation.

Oct 2011 - May 2012

Space Masters, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer

Responsible for tenant improvement, residential and commercial projects that
include research, production of architectural drawings, permit processings as well as client management.
Maintained and organized construction documents and provided assistance to the Project Manager.

Jun 2011 - May 2012


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2007 - Jun 2011

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