The Daniels Faculty and Dean Wright are pleased to announce that Vivian Lee has been appointed to the position of director of the Master of Architecture program. She brings a wealth of teaching experience and the insights of a well-regarded professional to the position. We look forward to her leadership at the Faculty.
Wei-Han Vivian Lee is a registered architect in the U.S. and Canada, and an assistant professor at the University of Toronto's Daniels Faculty. As founding partner of LAMAS, Lee brings to the studio her research on the role of craft in the age of digital architecture as related to issues of labour, professional practice, vernacular traditions, and ornament.
LAMAS was named one of the world's 50 best architecture firms by Domus in 2020. The firm was included by Architect Magazine in its series “Next Progressives" in 2017. LAMAS has won awards for both its built projects and its speculative research. In 2019, the firm was awarded Best Research Project by Architect's Newspaper for its project “Delirious Facade.” LAMAS also won Frame Magazine’s Bar of the Year Award in 2020 for Avling Brewery. The studio was shortlisted in 2014 by MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program. Prior to LAMAS, Lee practiced as a project manager at SHoP Architects and LTL Architects in New York City. While at SHoP Architects, she co-led her team to earn a P/A Award for the NYC East River Waterfront project in 2008.
Lee received her Master of Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. She holds a BA in studio arts from Wesleyan University, where she was awarded the Jessup Prize in 1999.