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Gloria Lee


Gloria Lee is a Founding Partner of Swift Lee Office (SLO), based in Los Angeles, USA.

She co-founded SLO with Nathan A Swift in 2000. Prior to establishing SLO, she worked at Mack Architects, playing a key role in the design of many of the award winning single and multi-family residential projects, and at DMJM in Los Angeles where she gained extensive knowledge in public and commercial design.

SLO were winners of the Holcim Awards Silver 2011 for North America for Zero net energy school building, Los Angeles, USA.

Gloria Lee obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from The University of California, Berkeley, and a Masters of Architecture from Harvard University.

She is a member of the Board of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture & Urban Design, the Korean American Scholarship Foundation, and the Korea Arts Foundation of America.

She is recipient of the Oberdick Teaching & Research Fellowship (2001/02) at the University of Michigan. She has taught summer programs at Sci-Arc, USC, and Harvard University – and has been a guest critic at USC, UCLA, Sci-Arc, Otis and Woodbury. 

Gloria Lee was a Lab Operator in S-Lab dedicated to small-scale projects at the 1st “Next Generation” Awards Lab held in New York City in September 2015.

Last Updated: April 17, 2018
Los Angeles, USA
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