Bryan Lee Jr


Arts Council of New Orleans - Director, Place + Civic Design


Quick Bio

Mr. Bryan C Lee Jr is an Architectural Designer with six years in the field working on all phases of architectural design from concept to contract administration. Originally a native of New Jersey, Bryan studied at Ohio State University and then went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. At both schools he was recognized for his leadership efforts and the consistent quality of his design work.

Mr. Lee is currently the Place + Civic Design Director for the Arts Council of New Orleans. He is directly tasked with creating, advocating for, and contribute to, the creative intervention of public art and social impact design in civic spaces across New Orleans. Before joining the Arts Council, Mr. Lee spent time at the 2014 AIA National Firm of the Year, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple (Architecture) in New Orleans. His professional experience includes design projects ranging from institutional to residential, primarily in the New Orleans area..

Since moving to New Orleans, Bryan has been a vocal advocate for public interest design through Arts, creative public place making, and architectural initiatives throughout the city. Additionally, Mr. Lee has spearheaded an award winning architecture + design curriculum for high school students across new Orleans

As a devoted member of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Mr. Lee has lead a multiple programs locally, and serves on the National board as the Youth Design Education Chair He was selected as the 2014 NOMA member of the year and helped his chapter receive the 2014 NOMA Chapter of the Year. Bryan was selected as a 2015 Next City Vangaurd Fellow and a 2015 International British American Project Fellow.

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