Practice

Our communities are special places. They thrive or wither depending on the contributions of those that call them home. Our interest lies with these inhabitants - be they individuals or families, business or institutions - and the buildings that that they choose to call home.


With work varying in scale, complexity and budget from an artist’s studio, to a new private house, and a new country park, every project is uniquely determined by the ecological, geographical and social qualities of the location and the lifestyles of its community. We believe that good design is not an expensive luxury but rather a means to deliver value.


Michael Lee (BSc, MArch, MA) studied architecture at the University of Bath, Cambridge University and University College London. Prior to forming Michael Lee Architects he worked for Sergison Bates Architects, 6a architects and Tony Fretton Architects. During that time he delivered projects from luxury private houses and mixed-use residential developments, to concert halls and art galleries, one of which was short listed for the RIBA Stirling Prize.


The practice has won and been shortlisted for a number of major international competitions and been described by the Architects’ Journal as a “rising star” of British architecture.


TEACHING

Teaching is integral to the work of the practice and that builds on the belief that architecture is fundamentally a social act. It allows us to explore ideas and carry out research while providing access to extraordinary resources, facilities and people. We believe that the close connection between teaching and practice ensures an on-going rigour and spirit of investigation in our work. Michael currently teaches a final year architecture unit at Kingston University (link to Domus article) with David Owen of Tony Fretton Architects. He has previously acted as guest critic the University of Bath, the Cass, and the M.I.T.



Michael Lee Architects is registered with the Architects Registration Board.

Michael Lee Architects is a limited company registered in the UK as Michael Lee Architects Limited. Company Number 06580479