Christopher C M Lee

Christopher C M LeeChristopher Lee is the co-founder and principal of Serie Architects London, Mumbai and Beijing. He is Associate Professor in Practice of Urban Design at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. He previously served as Design Critic at the GSD (2011-12). Prior to that he was the Director of the AA Projective Cities MPhil Programme (2010-12) and AA Diploma and Intermediate Unit Master (2002-09'). Lee graduated with the AA Diploma (Honors) from the AA, received the RIBA President's Medal Commendation Award, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture and Urbanism from the Berlage Institute and TU Delft.

Serie is the recipient of the prestigious BD Young Architect of the Year Award and was recently named as one of the 10 visionary architects for the new decade by the Leading European Architects Forum and was selected by ICON as one of 20 Essential Young Architects in the world in 2008.

The practice is known for its theoretical position which emphasises the study of building typologies and their evolution. Thus, Serie advocates careful study of historical building precedents as a basis for speculating on new solutions. With a close relationship to the internationally recognised Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and Harvard Graduate School of Design in the USA where Chris Lee is a member of the academic faculty, Serie has re-opened interest in this field as one of the key areas of architectural discourse.

Christopher Lee is the author of Working in Series and co-authored Typological Formations: Renewable Building Types and the City, both published by AA Publications. He also co-edited Wiley Academy Architectural Design Issue Typological Urbanism: Projective Cities. Christopher Lee lectures widely and the works of Serie has been exhibited as a travelling solo exhibition in Hong Kong University Shanghai Architecture Gallery, Shanghai in 2009 and culminated in the Architectural Association School of Architecture in November 2010.

Work Experience

Founding Principal

Education Details

Berlage Institute / Tu Delft
Phd, Architecture And Urbanism | 2009 - 2012
Architectural Association School Of Architecture London
Aa Dipl (Hons), Architecture | 1996 - 1998
National University Of Singapore
B.A. (A.S), Architecture, Dean' List | 1992 - 1995

Personal Details

Christopher C M Lee
London, United Kingdom