As Design Manager, Lee orchestrates design concepts and initiatives for predominately corporate office and hospitality projects. He is typically committed for the entire duration of a project, with heavy involvement in the development and construction phases, particularly when 3-dimensional documentation and BIM modeling is required. His 3-D modeling, rendering and virtual walkthrough design skills have been showcased on several notable projects at ESa. Lee’s role also encompasses programming and schematic design, as well as the development of construction documents.
Lee joined ESa in 2004, after earning his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee. Although his most recent experience includes emphasis on hospitality and corporate office projects, Lee has worked on new construction and renovation projects in virtually all of ESa’s design disciplines. He finds satisfaction in creating a building that serves its users, while speaking to the function of the building’s program and use. Lee believes that good design also “makes a lasting impression on the community.”
An active member of the national, state and local AIA chapters, Lee is the current President Elect of the AIA Middle Tennessee Chapter. He also served on the Board for the Middle Tennessee AIA+2030 initiative—seeking to create a carbon-neutral building environment in Middle Tennessee by 2030. He is also co-founder and volunteer organizer for Gingertown Nashville and is involved in several other charitable endeavors supported by ESa. When not in the office, Lee enjoys spending time with family and friends. Whenever possible, he especially relishes outthinking them while playing German-style, “strategy” board games.