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Philip Lee

Visiting Assistant Professor


Scholarly interests include how water (solid, liquid, gas) may promote civic engagement. Philip received a grant from the Houston Design Initiative to build an experimental storm water retention pond and outdoor classroom at Project Row Houses in Houston’s Third Ward. He was a Dinkeloo Fellow at the American Academy in Rome and traveled to study aqueducts and water infrastructure in Rome and Beijing. Philip was the Steedman Fellowship alternate for his proposal to re-imagine parts of St. Louis’ ageing levee system. His NYSCA grants titled “Just Add Water” received a merit from the American Institute of Architects. His work has been published in Perspecta 38, Yale University Journal of Architecture, and in Everything Must Move. Philip has taught at the Spitzer School of Architecture and BASE- Beijing. He founded a design practice; Philip Lee Workshop, which is engaged with constructing novel interfaces between water and building elements. He was a designer for the New York architecture offices of Leslie Gill, Rogers Marvel, and dLand Studio; while at Rice, Philip was the recipient of the Everson-Fossi Fellowship and Visionary Project Award.

B.S., University of Michigan; M.Arch., Rice University