Dr. Juney Lee

Juney is an architect and a senior researcher at the Block Research Group. His main areas of research include graphic statics, form finding, applied computational geometry, and sustainable materials in construction. He is interested in developing computational methods in order to discover new design opportunities at the intersection of architecture and structural engineering. His ultimate goal is to demonstrate the potentials of these methods, and their practical relevance and impact through full, construction-scale projects and applications.

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture with a minor in structural engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. After receiving a Master of Architecture degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2014, he continued his interdisciplinary education and research at MIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and completed a Master of Engineering (Structural) degree in 2015. His Master of Engineering thesis titled “Grammatical Design with Graphic Statics,” received the Marvin E. Goody Award from MIT in December 2014.

Juney has over five years of professional experience from a number of renowned design offices in the United States, including Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (San Francisco and Chicago), Grimshaw Architects (New York), and TriPyramid Structures Inc. (Westford, MA). He has collaborated with designers, architects, and engineers on a wide range of projects including high-rise towers, private residential homes, a state-of-the-art museum, city masterplans, and design-fabrication of custom, steel architectural hardware.

Juney received one of ETH's Architecture & Technology PhD Fellowships in 2015. On October 10th, 2018, he successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled “Computational Design Framework for 3D Graphic Statics,” supervised by Prof. Dr. Philippe Block, Bill Baker of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), and Allan McRobie of the University of Cambridge).

In November 2019, the PhD dissertation was awarded the prestigious ETH Medal for outstanding doctoral thesis.



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