Stephen Lee

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Stephen R. Lee

Professor & HEad

Stephen R. Lee’s activities focus on issues of systems integration, material innovation, renewable energy and the integrated design process for high performance commercial and residential architecture. He is a LEED accredited professional and provides sustainable design consulting services for institutional and commercial clients in Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States.

Innovative sustainable projects on which Steve has been involved include the Armstrong World Industries Susquehanna House (Lancaster, PA), the Jean Canfield Government of Canada Building (Charlottetown, PEI), the PA Department of Environmental Protection South Central Office Building (Harrisburg, PA), Alcoa Fjardaal Smelter (Reydarfjordur, Iceland), Pittsburgh Green Innovators, International Union of Operating Engineer’s Training Facility and the Phipps Conservatory (Pittsburgh, PA), as well as the Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace, Stever House, Henderson House, the CIC Building and the Gates Center on the Carnegie Mellon Campus.

Steve’s consulting work with the PA Department of Environmental Protection resulted in a new standard for healthy, flexible, adaptable and energy and environmentally effective buildings in the Commonwealth. Steve has developed and conducted professional enrichment curricula for the PA Departments of General Services and Environmental Protection and the federal General Services Administration.

Steve was appointed in July 2009 to a five-year term as Head of the School of Architecture (re-appointed in July 2014 to a second five-year term) and is the track chair of the CMU Master of Science in Sustainable Design degree. He served as the faculty adviser for the CMU School of Architecture’s Solar Decathlon teams (2002, 2005 and 2007) and his teaching activities have resulted in the integration of undergraduate courses related to design, environment, materials, structures and construction.