Vivian Lee, FAIA, LEED AP
Vivian is a gifted and award-winning architect with more than 30 years of experience translating design excellence to communities around the world. As a Design Director based in Gensler’s New York office, she leads creative vision with aesthetically balanced, practical solutions that drive sustainability and human-centric spaces across commercial, residential, education, and cultural projects.
Vivian’s passion for design is seen in her work and in her mentorship of students and emerging architects. She is Co-Chair of AIANY Women in Architecture, through which she develops programs and events to promote design and professional development, helping advance women to leadership roles. Beyond her contribution to the AIANY Board of Directors, she is a frequent panelist at industry events and a design critic for academic project reviews. She was a juror for the AIA National Latrobe Prize, a grant awarded for research in significant advances to the architecture profession, and also participated on various AIA Chapters design award juries. From her early life in Taiwan and Paraguay, to her professional practice in the U.S., China, and Italy, Vivian’s experiences are a boundless collection of cultures, histories, and consciousness. Her exemplary design portfolio awarded her elevation to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows, and her project achievements are models in the built environment.