Aprilli design studio


Aprilli Design Studio is a design atelier focusing on research, design and implementation of sustainable design and planning strategies which improve the quality of human life, society and surrounding environments. We believe design can be a powerful tool to provide alternative solutions and develop better strategies for the rapidly transforming social, economical and environmental needs.

Our goal is to create a living platform that can adapt to the changing social dynamics and use the advanced technology to provide a better living environment for the contemporary society. We are highly interested in future energy issues, food problems and environmental sustainability. 

Our project scope includes architectural design, planning and consulting, custom commercial, hospitality interior design and product design. We are specialized in creating decorative, artistic and fully functional objects using computational design and digital fabrication technologies.

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Steve Lee, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Steve is a product designer and registered architect in California. As founder and lead designer of Aprilli, his works focuses on creating innovative objects, spaces and atmospheres which aesthetically and functionally enhance the quality of living environments.

Prior to founding Aprilli, he has worked at architectural design firms including Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, RTKL Associates and ZNA associates for about nine years as lead designer on international projects including Wuhan Optic Valley Business Center, Chengdu Hyatt Regency Hotel and Chongqing ITCC. His work has been published on international magazines and media and he has been teaching at leading architectural programs including California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.

Steve has received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from Yonsei University in 2002 and Master of Architecture degree from Yale University in 2007.



2014.09  Finalist, Place by Design @ SXSW Eco Awards 2014

2014.07  Second Prize, Urban Concept Category @ Rethinking the Future 2014

2014.07  Winner, Concept Category @ Green Dot Design Awards 2013

2014.04  Silver, Futuristic Design Category @ A' Design Award

2014.04  Special Mention @ WT Smart City Awards 2014



2014.05  Exhibition @ ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair), Jacobson Center, NY, USA

2014.04  Exhibition @ WT Smart City Award, Palazzo Isimbardi, Milan, Italy