Sonya Lee

Sonya Lee

New York, NY



Sonya Lee Architect is a design office, providing full architectural services from conceptual studies through to construction and furnishings. Prior to starting her own firm in 2011, Sonya was an Associate at Toshiko Mori Architect where she led several award winning projects including the Martin House Visitor Center and the House in Ghent. She received a dual degree at the University of Michigan (B.S. in Architecture and a B.A. in History of Art) and a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University, where she was the recipient of the Lowenfish Memorial Prize. Sonya is a registered architect in New York, Michigan, and Florida, NCARB Certified and is a LEED accredited professional.



Toshiko Mori Architect, New York, NY, US, Associate

May 2004 - Jun 2011

Van Alen Institute, New York, NY, US, assistant to curator

OPEN: new designs for public space exhibition

May 2003 - Sep 2003

Rogers Marvel Architects, New York, NY , intern

55 Water Street elevated 1 acre park competition

May 2002 - Sep 2002


Columbia University, MArch, Architecture

Recipient of Lucille Lowenfish Memorial Prize, under Steven Holl

Sep 2001 - May 2004

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Bachelors, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Sep 1996 - May 2000

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Bachelors, LSA, History of Art

Sep 1996 - May 2000


Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Prize, Award


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