Steven T. Lee, PLA, ASLA
Steven T. Lee is a Professional Landscape Architect and urban designer with a passion for crafting meaningful and engaging urban public spaces and landscapes. At SWA/Balsley he brings a strong design voice to lead complex public realm projects locally and abroad, including urban boulevards, parks, plazas, and academic campuses. Steven also helps nurture a dynamic and collaborative studio environment, enabling the SWA/Balsley design team to collectively generate great ideas and innovative solutions for all projects. His previous work at West 8 includes Drexel Square in Philadelphia with SHoP Architects, 87 Park in Miami Beach with Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Trillium Park in Toronto, and large-scale urban master plans in Portland, Oregon and Silicon Valley. In all his work, Steven continually strives to push boundaries around landscape narrative, performance, and experience. His work is notable for fusing human comfort and sociability with a formal language driven by culture and place. Steven holds an undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna College and a Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley. He has served as a design critic at Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, the Stuckeman School at Penn State University, and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University.