Young Lee, AIA, LEED AP

Adjunct Professor of Architecture

Young Seop Lee is the founding principal at SECONEA Architects, an architectural and urban design lab in Los Angeles. Young Seop’s work is a product of research and his interests in the integration of design, engineering, and greater social and environmental impacts. He sees architecture as re-valuing under-valued opportunities through expertise, cross-disciplinary innovations, and optimization.

Before he founded SECONEA, he worked for some of the most internationally acclaimed offices – Herzog de Meuron in Basel, Switzerland, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM) in New York, Gensler and Michael Maltzan Architecture in Los Angeles. YoungSeop also has in-depth experience in alternative construction; he was the leader for the prefab/modular construction research, headed prefab group at Gensler, and was funded to research the biomimicry tall building design for Gensler.

Young Seop maintains an active interest in research and education. He is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at California Baptist University and previously taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was honored and recognized by many professional institutions like the Rotch Fellowship by the Boston Architectural Society, Central Glass International Competition, and Shikenchiku Residential Competition. Young Seop received Masters in Architecture from Harvard University and a dual Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Practice of Arts from University of California, Berkeley. Young Seop is a licensed architect in California and New York, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and a LEED accredited professional by US Green Building Council.



M.Arch, Architecture, Harvard University
B.A. Architecture / B.A. Practice of Arts, University of California - Berkeley