Seyeon Lee

School of Design

Associate Professor, Environmental and Interior Design
George Miller Quasi Endowed Professor

Seyeon Lee

6th floor, The Nancy Cantor Warehouse
350 West Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Seyeon Lee is an associate professor in the School of Design. Prior to joining Syracuse University, Lee taught foundation design studios at the Texas A&M University School of Architecture.

Before entering academia, she worked as an architectural and interior designer and project manager in the offices of Clifford Planning and Architecture (Hawaii) and MG2 (Seattle) for over 14 years.

Lee’s professional portfolio includes residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, and urban planning projects in the United States, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. She is a NCIDQ certified interior designer and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Lee holds a bachelor in environmental design and a master of architecture from Montana State University and a Ph.D. in architecture from Texas A&M University. Her Ph.D. research focused on developing instructional strategies to improve and strengthen design education with learning objectives that include cost as an integral design determinant. Her research interests engage community architecture with an emphasis on sustainable and affordable architectural design and planning with a special focus on housing affordability.


  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University
  • M.Arch., Montana State University
  • B.E.D., Montana State University