Founder, Principal



Steve Lee is a licensed architect in California and Massachusetts and founder of Aprilli Design Studio. As Principal in charge, he focuses on design development and project actualization through all phases of projects including architecture and product design. Steve has deep interest in creating innovative objects, spaces and atmospheres which aesthetically and functionally enhance the quality of living environments. 

Prior to founding Aprilli Design Studio, he has worked at architectural design firms such as Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Koetter Kim Associates and RTKL Associates for about eight years as lead designer on international high rise, commercial and hospitality projects. Having been recognized for the design merit and quality, majority of projects he has led have received high acclaims and reviews among the international architecture society.  Well-known projects he has mostly been involved include Wuhan Optic Valley Business Center, Chengdu Hyatt Regency and Chongqing International Trade and Commerce Center.

Steve has received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from Yonsei University in 2002 and Master in Architecture degree from Yale University in 2007. Steve is a LEED Accredited Professional and has led various technical workshops and design charrettes in both academia and the professional field.