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Gerard Lee, AIA has over 16 years of architectural experience in the design and production of Hospitality/ Resort, Education, Community, Residential, Recreation, and Commercial architecture. As a LEED accredited professional and proponent of "green"/ sustainable design practices, he believes in designing sustainable buildings that are responsive to their site and climate.
Recent sustainable projects include the Bay Leaf Exhibit Kitchen and the LEED Registered Farmhouse, (utilizing straw bale construction) and a prototype sustainable fire station. As the LEED administrator consultant on the Deerfield One project in Menlo Park, he helped the team achieve LEED Silver certification.

A good communicator, he has extensive experience with the Division of State Architect, essential services facilities and the State Fire Marshal. He provides LEED Administration, professional design & technical consulting services to several prominent architecture firms in San Francisco and nationally.

To view a brief biography or his project list, please click on the links.


  • Principal,
    Gerard Lee Architects Inc., Oakland, CA,
    2/4/05- present
  • Associate,
    BSA Architects Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • Adjunct faculty,
    Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA
    1/00 - 1/05
  • Designer,
    EDAW, Inc., Alexandria, VA,
  • Bachelor of Architecture;
    California Polytechnic State University,
    San Luis Obispo, California 1995
    Magna Cum Laude
  • Washington Alexandria Architecture Consortium, Virginia Tech. -5th year
Professional Affiliations:
  • AIA, Member
  • President Board of Directors
    American Institute of Architects East Bay Chapter, 2011
  • Vice President Board of Directors
    American Institute of Architects East Bay Chapter, 2010
  • Board of Directors
    American Institute of Architects California Council, 2010, 2011
  • American Institute of Architects California Council-professional practice advisory panel, 2010
  • Board of Directors
    American Institute of Architects East Bay Chapter, 2009
  • Chair -Young Architects Forum (YAF)
    American Institute of Architects East Bay Chapter, 2007 & 2008
  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • Guest Critic - CalPoly San Francisco Urban Internship program under Sandy Miller, AIA
  • Adviser to ConnectEd's Pathway Sustainable Architecture High School curriculum
  • American Institute of Architects, Scholarships; 1993-94 & 1994-95
  • Oltmans Construction Scholarship; 1994-95
  • Washington Alexandria Architectural Consortium, Virginia Tech- Megabyte Award; 1995
  • Golden Key International Honor Society- Lifetime member (by invitation only)
  • California Architect # C 29197
  • LEED Accredited BD+C
  • Korean American Museum of Art and Cultural Center; Los Angeles (Exhibited in the National Building Museum); Washington, D.C.
  • Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition
  • Leading Edge Student Design Competition
  • NIAE _ 23rd International Student Design Competition (Companion to the Chrysler Building, Cal Poly CAED Open House Exhibit)

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-last updated October 27,2011

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