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Evelyn Lee, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Regional Managing Director of Workplace for Newmark Knight Frank‘s western region. Lee seamlessly integrates her business and architecture background with a qualitative and quantitative focus on workforce wellness, engagement, and effectiveness. Based in Newmark’s San Francisco office, she is also responsible for expanding the workplace strategy team’s presence on the west coast.

Evelyn received her Bachelor of Architecture degree with honors in 2002 from Drury University where she minored in Global Studies while playing on the Women’s Soccer Team. In 2003 she received her Masters of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Most recently, in 2012, Evelyn finished a dual MPA (Masters Public Administration)/MBA (Masters Business Administration) in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School.

She is widely published and writes a monthly column for Contract magazine. Evelyn has received numerous industry awards including the 2016 40 Under 40 award for Building Design + Construction and the 2014 AIA National Young Architects Award. She currently serves as Director-At-Large for the National Board of Directors for the AIA.

Upcoming Events

March, 2018 | San Diego, CA
AIA Grassroots Leadership Conference

June, 2018 | New York, NY
AIA Conference on Architecture

Evelyn has been a featured Keynote Speaker, Invited Guest, Panelist, and Moderator at national design and architecture conferences including AIA National Convention, Dwell on Design, and Women in Green. Her topics focus on developing knowledge leadership, organizational change management, capacity building, stakeholder engagement, and strategic approaches to put design thinking into practice.

Evelyn has over 15 years working with individuals, organizations, and companies who are interested in applying design thinking to their decision-making process.