Joshua D. Lee

MMCH 415 (IW)


Joshua D. Lee

Assistant Professor

Joshua D. Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture, and serves as the Co-Track Chair for the Master of Science in Architecture–Engineering–Construction Management (MSAECM) program.

His research interests include sustainable design, adaptable architecture, systems-based architecture, public interest design, post-occupancy evaluation, educational facilities, and qualitative and computational analysis of architectural language.

Joshua recently completed his Ph.D. in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin; his dissertation focused on the School Construction Systems Development (SCSD) project. Prior to that, he earned a Master of Architecture, Master of Sustainable Design, and BA in Marketing. Joshua served as a Lecturer and Assistant Director of the Restoration Institute at Clemson University and as an architect at SOM-NY, SHW Group/Stantec-Austin, and Davis Wince on a wide array of projects. He currently heads the Protean Design Collaborative.



Lee, J., Flexibility and Design: Learning from the School Construction Systems Development (SCSD) Project (New York, NY: Routledge, available December 2018)


Lee, J. and Moore, S., “The Trajectory of Architectural Research in the UK and United States: 1995-2016.” arq: Architectural Research Quarterly, no. 21.4 (2018).


Lee, J., “Uncertainty and Spatial Flexibility: The 1960s S.C.S.D. Approach.” Society of Architectural Historians 2016 Annual International Conference. April 6-10, 2016.

Lee, J. “Surveying the Landscape of Sustainability Studies.” 2015 Annual Conference for The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Poster Presentation. October 25-28, 2015.

Lee, J. “Four Challenges of Preserving Systems-based Architecture: Lessons from the 1960s School Construction Systems Development (SCSD) Project.” Mid-Century Modern Structures Materials and Preservation 2015 Symposium. National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT). Poster Presentation. April 15, 2015.