Sang Pil Lee

Sang Pil Lee, a full-time Lecturer of Architecture at Kennesaw State University, is an architectural educator, designer, and researcher. Through the PhD program in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, he was trained as an architectural historian and theorist. He pursues research on postwar urban and architectural history with a focus on the interrelationship of media, post-industrialism, and the development of environmental conceptions. His research specialties lie in Japanese architecture, transnational architectural exchanges, architectural technology, and urban design and environments. Currently, Sang Pil is completing his research entitled “Expanded Environments: Isozaki Arata and Hans Hollein, Architects of the City and Its Media in the First Electronic Age, 1955 – 1976.” His research has been supported by prominent institutions including the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Mellon Humanities, Urbanism, and Design (H+U+D) Project at Penn, the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies, and the Japan Foundation. 

He earned his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. His design work from the school has been exhibited in Barcelona and Philadelphia. Furthermore, he has diverse professional work experiences in Seoul as well as New York. A wide variety of his professional works include a media façade, tall office buildings, and experimental as well as affordable housing.

Prior to joining Kennesaw State, Sang Pil pursued research in Vienna, Tokyo, Philadelphia, New York, and Seoul and taught design studio and architectural history and theory at the University of Pennsylvania and Chung-Ang University in Seoul.